In my book, Unforgiving, Memoir of an Asperger Teen, I note that Autism wasn’t really a concern until the late 1980’s. How wonderful it would have been if my parents and teachers (and I!) could have taken a survey like this one.
I received this survey request from the Autism Society of BC. The Canadian Autism Partnership Project (CAPP) would like all Canadian persons with or dealing with Autism Spectrum in their family, social or professional life to take the CAP survey.
The purpose of the survey is to assist in identifying programs and services that are currently effective and those that are lacking. Sounds like a good idea, does it not?
The proposed vision of the Canadian Autism Partnership is:
All Canadians living with autism have the opportunity to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. This means that they are able to access the necessary supports and services in a welcoming and understanding society.
The proposed mandate of the Canadian Autism Partnership is:
To mobilize partners across sectors on a national level to accelerate innovation and action to address complex issues affecting Canadians living with Autism.
The proposed foundational statement for the Canadian Autism Partnership is:
Canadians living with autism have the right to:
· understanding and acceptance,
· respect and dignity,
· full citizenship,
· equitable opportunities and access,
· personal autonomy, and
The national ASD working group has identified the following areas of focus for the Canadian Autism Partnership:
· Early detection and diagnosis
· Treatment and support across the lifespan
· Education, training and awareness
· Attachment to the labour force
· Community living (includes recreation, leisure and housing)
· Impact on caregivers (includes health, mental health, respite, and senior issues)
To take the survey go to: www.capproject.ca
To view their website, go to: http://www.capproject.ca/index.php/en/
I know I can count on you!