Toronto, Ontario, September 14, 2021
RE: NDP Response to Provincial - Territorial Autism Network
The New Democratic Party of Canada has responded to the call from the Provincial-Territorial Autism Network question of where they stand on the National Autism Strategy:
NDP Response: Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance
If elected, will you support Autistic people living in Canada and their families by implementing a comprehensive National Autism Strategy that addresses community priorities by 2023?
A New Democratic government will work in partnership with Autistic Canadians to develop and implement a national Autism strategy that will coordinate support for research, ensure access to needs-based services, promote employment, and help expand housing options. We will backstop this strategy with an initial investment of $100 million over four years. We believe that urgent federal action is needed to make Canada a truly inclusive and barrier-free society.