In today’s publication, the research team led by The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, reports the sequencing of 5,205 samples from families with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) resulting in identification of 18 new candidate genes, bringing the total number of autism-linked genes discovered through MSSNG to 61.Read More
Renowned clinical psychologist and autism researcher to lead science program focused on life-enhancing research with real-world benefits.Read More
Watch the CBC explore MSSNG from all angles – listen to the researchers, families and participants who are involved in this ground breaking research.Read More
The Ontario Ombudsman has released the report, Nowhere to Turn, investigating the Ministry of Social Services’ response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities.
The report focuses on individuals with complex needs in urgent situations noting “many of these vulnerable individuals found themselves living in untenable circumstances as a result of system failure”.
Read the entire report, including the 60 recommendations and the Ministry of Social Services’ responses.Read More
Watch the video from the recent TEDx event dedicated to youth and adult concerns in autism. The 1/2 event featured 10 speakers including our very own Esther Rhee, National Program Director, Autism Speaks Canada.Read More
If you are between the ages of 15-30 with a disability or with life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability and accessibility are invited to apply to participate in the Ottawa forum. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2016.Read More
The University of Windsor is looking for fathers across Canada of children with autism aged 4-11 years old for the study titled “Family Quality of life for Fathers of Children with Autism”. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how things like social support, coping skills, and online supports affect family quality of life for parents/caregivers of children with autism aged 4-11 years. Participation includes a 30 minute online questionnaire. See poster for more details.Read More
Largest-ever whole genome autism study yields clues on how autism-linked gene changes arise.Read More
An enthusiastic sentiment shared when a participant was asked about their recent experience in the EmploymentWorks Canada program. "It helped me, and it might help you! It helped me get over my anxiety and introduced me to new skills, new people, and different job opportunities. It was amazing and really fun."Read More