The Canadian Autism Partnership Project (CAPP) – a project of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) – recently delivered the business plan for a Canadian Autism Partnership to the Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. This business plan was informed by over 5,000 Canadians engaged through nation-wide community roundtables, meetings with government representatives and a national survey. Dr. Stelios Georgiades, member of CAPP’s expert-led working group and Founder and Co-Director of the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART), believes that Canada is well positioned to be a global catalyst for positive change.
“While in recent years we did see a rise in Canadians diagnosed with ASD, we are also gaining greater awareness, stronger acceptance and better understanding,” says Georgiades. “Canada is well regarded for its Autism research on a global platform. Through this initiative we have an opportunity to build on our reputation for international leadership, demonstrating how we come together as a nation to support Canadians on the Autism Spectrum, along with their families and caregivers, and address the complex, systemic barriers that limit their ability to fully participate in Canadian society.”
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To learn more about the Canadian Autism Partnership Project visit www.capproject.ca