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Clinical Expert Committee to Advise Government on Autism

Ontario has appointed eight researchers, academics and clinical experts to advise the government on effective treatments, current research and best clinical practices for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The committee, reporting to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, will provide expert advice on up-to-date and evidence-based research to inform policy design and program development, including the implementation of clinical practice guidelines and benchmarks.
Newsroom - December 12th, 2012

Ontario Creating Expert Committee on Autism: McGuinty Government Taking Action to Improve Autism Services for Kids

Ontario is creating a new expert committee to help ensure that children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder get the right supports and treatment.
Newsroom - December 12th, 2012

Prof awarded new research chair in autism spectrum disorders

Professor and clinical psychologist Jonathan Weiss of York University’s Faculty of Health is the new Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Treatment and Care Research, the federal government announced Monday at York.
Y-File - November 6th, 2012

YorkU professor to head new autism research program (PDF)

A York University professor will chair a new autism research program that will focus on the mental health challenges linked to the disorder.
CTV News Toronto - November 5th, 2012

Harper Government announces new research chair dedicated to autism treatment and care (PDF)

On behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Colin Carrie, today announced a new research chair whose work will aim to improve the treatment and care of Canadians with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) throughout their lives. PS Carrie was joined by Mike Lake, Member of Parliament for Edmonton – Mill
Woods – Beaumont. The chair is funded by the Harper Government in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance, NeuroDevNet, and the Sinneave Family Foundation.

Autism research chair will look at bullying

York University psychologist Jonathan Weiss will get $2 million to spend as a research chair studying mental health issues, including the effects of bullying on people with autism spectrum disorder.
Toronto Star - November 4th, 2012