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AutDialogues

Team members: Vivian Ly (SFU), Iris Parker (North Island College)

AutDialogues is a two-day series of online community dialogues on improving mental health among autistic youth and adults in BC and Ontario. We will connect researchers, mental health care providers, educators, autistic people, and their families to identify gaps and create recommendations for schools, homes, community organizations, mental health clinics, and governments. Engaging stakeholders across two provinces will generate novel, actionable solutions through networking, information sharing, and cross-sector discussion. Ultimately, we strive to directly improve autistic mental health by providing a space for autistic people and families to talk about their struggles in navigating the mental health system, while working towards long-term systemic change by building webs of support, partnership, and action.

Community partners:

Autistics United BCSFU Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab

2020-21 Grand Prize Award winner

What would you  do with $3,000?

Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.

Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club or another organization, or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!

Start the process now by registering today – all you need is your passion and an idea. 

* Award amounts subject to change