Autism Alliance of Canada* and Kids Brain Health Network have partnered to bring the 2021 Autism Alliance of Canada-Kids Brain Health Policy Development Practicum Award.
This successful partnership was created in 2020 to support the federal government’s commitment to creating a National Autism Strategy, providing research trainees to contribute and engage in policy development.
The fellows will learn to understand the linkages between research and policy through working closely with Autism Alliance of Canada members, engage in a policymaking process on the priority areas for a National Autism Strategy and utilize research to improve policy development implementation and evaluation.
Congratulations to this year’s seven KBHN-Autism Alliance of Canada Policy Development Practicum Fellows, who will focus on the co-production of a policy brief representing one of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences’ three critical areas of a National Autism Strategy consultation report: Social Inclusion, Economic Inclusion and Evidence-Based Interventions.
Click here for a sneak preview of the 2021 KBHN-Autism Alliance of Canada Practicum Fellows, their research, interests and goals. Read their bios to learn more about how each plan to contribute to Canada’s National Autism Strategy.
2021 Autism Alliance of Canada-Kids Brain Health Policy Development Practicum Fellows
*Autism Alliance of Canada was formerly known as the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA). For more information regarding our name change, click here.