Policy

Autism Data Collaborative

Autism Data Collaborative

The Autism Data Collaborative consists of individuals with personal experience, researchers, healthcare providers, policymakers, and community leaders from all over Canada. Together, they aim to utilize and create Canadian health, social, and education data to influence improved policies and enhance systems, ultimately making the lives of Autistic people in Canada and their families better.

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Developing Shared Measurement Across Community Organizations: Data Across Indigenous Communities

Part of: Autism Data Collaborative

This project gathers stories from two First Nation communities their experience with autism. The goal is to meaningfully engage with the community, creating supportive environments, and considering the unique strengths and challenges of Autistic people. By understanding their needs, we can enhance their sense of belonging, well-being, and increase their involvement in research.

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Developing Shared Measurement Across Community Organizations: Sharing Space, Stories & Insight

Part of: Autism Data Collaborative

This pilot project has the goal of creating a databank for information about housing for Autistic adults across Canada. Housing is an important issue for the community and this information can help policy makers understand the needs of Autistic people and create better policies that can support them in finding suitable housing options.

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Leveraging Administrative Data in Manitoba to Inform Autism Policy

Part of: Autism Data Collaborative

This project will use administrative data in Manitoba to investigate the health, social and educational needs of autistic people living in Manitoba. We will also investigate gaps and strengths of administrative data in conducting this type of research involving autistic people and build relationships with researchers and clinicians working in this area in Manitoba.

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Scoping Review of National Autism Strategies

This scoping review analyzes autism policies in countries that agreed to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The goal is to find out what these policies are and use the information to help create international policy recommendations through Autism Alliance of Canada's International Autism Policy Initiative.

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Working together to advance a national autism strategy and the role the government, CAHS and Autism Alliance of Canada play

Guiding a National Autism Strategy

Autism Alliance of Canada helped drive momentum towards Canada's National Autism Strategy from the very beginning. Our track record has established us as a reliable organization that brings together governments, the research community, and the broader disability community to develop a more responsive approach to autism policy in Canada.

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Title graphic for the Policy Compendium

Policy Compendium

The Policy Compendium is a collection of policy briefs developed by Autism Alliance of Canada-Kids Brain Health Network Policy Development Working Groups to support the federal government in taking steps towards the development of a National Autism Strategy.

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