New Public Engagement Opportunities on Autism

08 April, 2021
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
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Speech-Language Pathology
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On Wednesday, April 7, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences launched two new ways for Autistic people, families and others who support them to share their views on autism. This input is being gathered as part of an assessment on autism that will consider scientific information and also be informed by a public engagement process. 
Learn more about this public engagement process.

How to get involved

This website is for Autistic people, family members, and others who support them including service providers, educators and volunteers. Here you can share your views on autism by:

  • Taking a survey
  • Posting ideas about different topics
  • Joining a discussion using the online chat forum

The hub lets participants contribute at their own pace, in a way that isn’t rushed and at a time that is convenient. It is a good option for people who need assistance to participate. 

The engagement hub is open from April 7 to May 31, 2021. Visit the hub.

Join others in a live (Zoom) conversation about autism. There are 21 sessions. Each one is designed to meet the needs of different people and organizations, based on their identity or location. These community conversations are taking place in April and May.

Learn more and sign up for the conversation you’re interested in.

A reminder that our written submission process for stakeholder organizations closes on April 11. Visit this webpage to make a submission.

These public engagement opportunities were designed with input from many people. This includes Autistic people and family members, as well as researchers, engagement specialists and others.

How to spread the word

We invite you to help spread the word about this public engagement process with your peers, staff and networks.

Thank you for participating in this important initiative. Please contact us if you have questions or feedback at