Development of Policy Recommendations to Support a National Autism Strategy: Case of a Virtual and Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement Process

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1 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

2 School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

3 Department of Community Health, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada

4 Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

5 Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

6 Autism Alliance of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada

7 New York University, New York City, NY, USA

8 School of Public Policy and Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

9 Autism Alliance of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

10 Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada



Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition estimated to affect one in 54 people,1 whose prevalence is not affected by geography, race, or socioeconomic factors.2  Autistic individuals experience barriers to participation in society, and, to address this, Canada has committed to implementing policies aligning with the priorities of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).3 ...(Read more...)

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  • Receive Date: 16 February 2022
  • Revise Date: 26 August 2022
  • Accept Date: 07 September 2022
  • First Publish Date: 10 September 2022