This week we were in Ottawa for both the CASDA, The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance conference (March 30th and 31st) and Autism on the Hill (April 1st). Both events were an important part of advocating support for a National ASD strategy.
We had a great time meeting new people and connecting with old friends in this growing and supportive community.
It won't be long until we are back in Ottawa next week to get the Transition to Life course started there!
Check out some of the pictures we took while we were there:
Picture 1 is from CASDA at Senator Jim Munson's reception for CASDA delegates on Parliament Hill
(with Andrew Donachuk from Manitoba - Children's Disability Services, Patricia O'Connor, director of IAC, Debbie Irish, CEO of Geneva Centre for Autism and Tracy McMullen from GCA.)
Remainder of pictures were taken at Parliament Hill from Autism On the Hill
(Included speaches from MP Mike Lake with his Autistic son Jaden, Candice Bergen Minister of State for Social Development, Senator Jim Munson, and aninspiring young gentlemen, Nicholas Sicard. Event was hosted by Suzanne Jacobson of Quickstart Autism.)