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What Our Provinces and Territories Need From a National Autism Strategy: Continuing the Conversation

Each province and each territory in Canada are responsible for delivering services and supports to Autistic people in Canada and their families. Since each jurisdiction is diverse, there are differences in how these services and supports are provided. A National Autism Strategy can create a more harmonized and evidence-informed approach across these jurisdictions to support Autistic people and their families across the nation.

This policy brief is a product of Autism Alliance of Canada‚Äôs 9th Annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, from the panel, “What do our Provinces and Territories need from a National Autism Strategy?”

It presents a snapshot of a panel presentation and group discussions about what Canadian provinces and territories need from a National Autism Strategy. Participants included Autistic advocates, caregivers, policymakers, community organization representatives, practitioners, and researchers.