Developing a National Autism Strategy

Published on October 08, 2019

Canada’s Conservatives believe that the federal government can play an important role in developing a strategy to assist those living with autism and their families. A new Conservative government will work with autism stakeholders to develop a National Autism Strategy.

An initial investment of $50 million over five years would be invested to develop a comprehensive strategy in consultation with autistic individuals, autism organizations, provincial, territorial, and municipal
governments, and indigenous communities. The National Autism Strategy will be person-centred, include first-person perspectives, will be culturally appropriate, and will reflect the needs of Canada’s
northern, rural, and remote communities.

This is an important first step to support Canadians’ access to meaningful support and resources to live to their full potential, no matter where they live.