Autism Spectrum Disorder Strategic Fund

Funding to Address Covid-19 Challenges for Autistic People

eAwaz Health

Toronto – COVID-19 presented significant challenges to accessing resources for Autistic people and their families. With the abrupt closures of schools, therapy centres, respite services, and recreational programs, many were suddenly without support. In addition, due to the pandemic, many people in Canada, including Autistic people continue to experience increased stress, anxiety, and depression. Disrupted routines and restricted or reduced …


Canada working to improve health of people on autism spectrum

eAwaz Health

Ottawa – The month of October is an opportunity to learn how we can support Autistic people, their families, and their caregivers. It is estimated that 1 in 50 children and youth aged 1 to 17 years have been diagnosed with autism in Canada. Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition and it is known …