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Spectrum Spotlight

A spectrum of voices united for autism awareness and acceptance

We invite you to join us in creating a more inclusive and a kinder world for people with autism. Inspired by the vast and diverse autism community Autism Speaks Canada is committed to telling authentic stories of people with autism and their unique strengths, challenges, dreams and goals.

27 April 2021Self advocates

Meet Dr. Catherine Glorieux

Meet Dr. Catherine Glorieux. She is a resident physician and a proud self-advocate of autism. Catherine brings a diverse background of professional and personal experiences to Autism Speaks Canada in hope of being an example of what...

27 April 2021Caregivers

Meet Daud

Daud is a passionate advocate and loving big brother to Sulaiman, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At age five, Sulaiman is a bright, energetic, curious boy who loves playing outside, reading, painting and cuddling. In...

27 April 2021Researchers

Meet Dr. Ryan Yuen

Meet Dr. Ryan Yuen. He is a Scientist in the Genetics & Genome Biology program at The Hospital for Sick Children who has a long history of working on autism research. In 2013, he was a recipient of an Autism Speaks postdoctoral...

27 April 2021Walk ambassadors

Meet Ileana

Meet Ileana. She’s a 16 year old global traveler, autistic Canadian and was the 2020 National & Ottawa Walk Ambassador. Ileana is a gentle soul with a heart of gold and loves everyone, especially her brother and her puppy. She...

28 April 2021Caregivers

Meet Michael

Meet Michael. Michael has been volunteering his time to Autism Speaks Canada twice weekly for nearly two years. Born in Brooklyn, he received an Honours B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1961. Moving to Toronto in 1970, he worked as a...

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