The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) is pleased to announce a 2 million dollar investment by the Government of Canada to create a stakeholder working group, led by the Minister of Health, tasked with the development of a plan for the ‘Canadian Autism Partnership’ that would address the key issues facing Canadians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
We thank the leaders who collaborated across the country to advance the Canadian Autism Partnership. CASDA and its members applaud the Government of Canada, with special thanks to Prime Minister Harper, Minister Oliver and Honourable Mike Lake, M.P, in investing and recognizing the importance of a united approach to address the unique needs of the Canadian autism community.
Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) is a national coalition of autism related professionals, family members and community members. Together, we are working to secure the federal government’s commitment to the development of a National Autism Action Plan.
CASDA has now submitted its report to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The report confirms much of what CASDA members have been saying about the state of supports for Canadians with ASD and their families. Now we have firm data to support our positions and our pleas for action. The report also presents a number of important areas for further study. As well, information about each province, on its own, has been included in the report.
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