Volume 1 Issue 1 of CJAE is now available to view at www.cjae.ca!

About the Journal

Established in 2021, the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity is an open-access e-journal focused on critically engaging with a variety of equity discussions within the autism community and public policy. Seeking authorship primarily by first-voice Autistic people or people with lived experience with autism and intersectionality, the Journal seeks to offer a platform to amplify marginalized voices and share these perspectives with decision-makers and Canadians alike.

CJAE will be published twice each year, once in April following World Autism Acceptance Day and once again in October marking Canadian Autism Acceptance Month.


Voices of the disabled community have been consistently unaccounted for, hinting at a larger systemic problem of ableism in Canadian society, further exacerbated by the early societal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In 2020, a committee of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA), an alliance that advocates for an equitable Canada for Autistic Canadians, met and thoroughly examined barriers to equity within CASDA itself. This committee discussed the disparities both within and outside the Alliance and who, in reality, had a voice in society. These conversations are not over within CASDA and the autism sector. One thing is certain: Autistic and marginalized voices need a platform beyond social media for advocacy. At the end of 2020, CASDA, with an agreement that “we need to do better” at listening to Autistic voices and marginalized voices within the autism community within policy, founded the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity.

Aim & Scope

  1. A discussion on equity in the autism and disability sector in light of challenges related to equity. 
  2. The Editorial Board will look primarily for authors with lived experience included in submissions, and, when possible, a minimum of 50% of published pieces will be authored by Autistic people.
  3. Provide resources to inform decision-makers about barriers to equity faced by members of the community.
  4. The Editorial Board in collaboration with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) will develop an annually updated Equity Toolkit based on lessons learned from the Journal to be shared with decision-makers.


Issue 1 Volume 1 (April 2021): Equity

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Contact the editorial board at CJAE.board@gmail.com.

Learn more at our website: www.cjae.ca