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A Better Way Forward

We guide autism policy in Canada by bringing research and community perspectives together.

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Federal Budget Expands Ready, Willing & Able Across Canada

We are pleased to announce that the national employment program, Ready, Willing and Able (RWA), has secured funding necessary to ensure its continued delivery until at least October 2027. RWA is designed to increase the labour force participation of job seekers with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum.

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Canadian Autism Leadership Summit 2023 Calls for Continued Partnerships & Greater Collaboration Across Jurisdictions

Autism Alliance of Canada hosted the 9th Annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CALS2023), a three-day event that welcomed over 250 Autistic persons, family members, researchers, politicians, service providers and policy makers from across the country. CALS2023 highlighted the importance of listening and learning from a diversity of perspectives, working together to build a solid foundation, and adopting practices from around the globe.

Who we are

Autism Alliance of Canada is a pan-Canadian network with a broad and diverse membership of Autistic people and their families and support persons, as well as clinicians, researchers, policy influencers, service providers and organizations from across Canada. 

We work together as a shared leadership movement to champion a National Autism Strategy that ensures Autistic people have equal rights and opportunities for full participation and acceptance in Canadian society. We harness the power of collective impact as an inclusive organization whose members, board of directors and staff reflect our commitment to Autistic participation in all aspects of our work.

Becoming a member of Autism Alliance of Canada is critical in the work that the Alliance is doing. This is an opportunity for all agencies, self-advocates, families to come together as a collective. It is an opportunity to put our differences aside and come together as one voice in order to make the changes that are necessary.

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Cyndi Gerlach
Member, Autism Alliance of Canada

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As a member of Autism Alliance of Canada, you will contribute to enhancing our impact through a strong, unified, collaborative voice.