Feds urged to act on national autism strategy – CTV News

April 2, 2019

As autism month in Canada begins, a national advocacy group has released a blueprint for a coordinated strategy to support individuals and families living with the disorder.

During a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) announced the release of their blueprint for a national autism spectrum disorder strategy and called on the federal government to take leadership in the plan.

Cynthia Carroll, the chair of CASDA, said there are three main components of their plan. The strategy calls for:

  • Federal leadership to facilitate coordination and cooperation across the county;
  • Immediate federal action on affordability and access to support programs, information, employment, housing, and research;
  • A cross-government approach to ASD, which includes different federal departments.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/feds-urged-to-act-on-national-autism-strategy-1.4361891

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