Autistics United Canada remains in a semi-hiatus and has not returned to full activity, as our organizers are still needing rest and recovery, but we have some updates for you all!
Federal Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Hearing on Bill S-203
On Wednesday, March 30, representatives from Autistics United Canada and Autistics for Autistics spoke in front of the Canadian Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Hearing regarding Bill S-203. Bill S-203, An Act respecting a federal framework on autism spectrum disorder, would set out the process to create a National Autism Strategy. We shared our concerns surrounding the Bill and suggestions for amendments.
Autistic people commonly report negative experiences, trauma, harm, abuse, and violence from health care settings. While issues of inaccessibility permeate throughout the Canadian colonial health care system, ableism and other forms of oppression impact autistic and otherwise disabled people through interconnected forms of violence. In this workshop, presenters from Autistics United Canada will share their experiences and tips for neurodiversity-affirming and just practices in healthcare.
This offering of the workshop is hosted in collaboration with the UBC Medicine Social Justice Collective.
ASL interpretation and CART (live captioning) will be provided.