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  • Miriam Foundation and Pacific Autism Family Network will receive $10,9 funding  to help Canadians impacted by autism

    Miriam Foundation and Pacific Autism Family Network will receive $10,9 funding to help Canadians impacted by autism

    Government of Canada Invests $10,9 Million in New Venture

  • Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience

    Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience

    October 2, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced a $5.8 million investment that will support a new model of training for health services researchers. The funding will support 46 PhD graduates who will receive the first awards funded through a new program developed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute for Health Services and Policy Research and the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance. The Health System Impact Fellowship (HSIF) and Training Modernization Start-Up Grant programs give trainees experiential learning opportunities in health care organizations where they will bring new ideas and innovative approaches to tackle the complex challenges these organizations are facing.

  • Join us in an urgent call to the premier of Quebec and elected officials to increase funding for autism NOW!

    Join us in an urgent call to the premier of Quebec and elected officials to increase funding for autism NOW!

    Like you, we are troubled by the consequences of the underfinancing of support to families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Quebec. This unfortunate situation affects children, teenagers, adults and their immediate family members. The Miriam Foundation, whose mission is to enable children with ASD or intellectual disabilities (ID) to lead fulfilling lives, needs your assistance to persuade the Government of Quebec to direct more funds to autism as quickly as possible.

  • L`EXPRESS PRINTEMPS 2016, NUMÉRO 9 has published an article on the See Things My Way Assessment Services (french only).

  • 2016 Ontario Budget

    2016 Ontario Budget

    Autism Services: The government is investing $333 million over five years to redesign and consolidate autism services in Ontario so that more children and youth receive critical interventions sooner and achieve improved outcomes through services that are better matched to their needs.

  • Quebec’s Autism Forum: A Step in the Right Direction

    Quebec’s Autism Forum: A Step in the Right Direction

    Montreal, Quebec, February 12, 2016: Over the last two days, representatives from the Miriam Foundation participated in Quebec’s first forum on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). The forum was an opportunity to identify objectives for improving services for people with ASD, to set out priorities for better meeting the needs of individuals and families, and to work toward agreeing on a unified vision to mobilize partners in developing integrated service networks. Eight themes were discussed: evaluation and diagnosis, early childhood, youth and adolescence, adulthood, family, residence, uniqueness and complexity, and research and knowledge sharing. In each of these themes, priorities were established.

  • Autism and Intellectual Disabilities: Much-needed Help for Families in Quebec