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Report Policy forum: Autism Across the Lifespan

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.