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Addressing autism requires extraordinary collaboration, policy innovation

By Liberal Senator Jim Munson      

Autism is now the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada. Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups.

Every spring, CASDA hosts a Canadian Autism Leadership Summit and brings together ASD leaders from across Canada to share information and research findings and to advance a national strategy. At the next summit this coming April 2 and 3, mental health will be front and centre, writes Jim Munson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The “Bell Let’s Talk Day” brought again to the attention of Canadians the crisis and stories of mental health. Almost all of us are affected one way or the other. In each of our circles of relationships, families, neighbourhoods, workplaces, communities, we are touched by the crushing reality of mental illness and the need for services and care.

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