February 5 and 6, 2009
Forum focusing on older children (above five years) and adults. The forum paid particular attention to transitions over a lifetime of autism. For the first time, professionals from this field were able to share knowledge in wide-ranging discussions. The forum had two main objectives.
- to provide provincial/territorial policy advisors an opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned in a discussion of key issues, challenges and opportunities in the field of autism.
- to open dialogue between policy advisors and researchers with a view of working together to develop better policies for the early identification of autism and intervention throughout life.