What is Aide Canada?
Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Knowledge Exchange Network (AIDE) is a wide-reaching initiative focused on offering information and support to neuro-intellectually diverse individuals and their families and caregivers.
Regardless of a person’s location, Aide aims to connect Canadians nationwide to credible, reliable, and evidence-informed resources that are geared specifically towards individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families.
The AIDE Canada network mobilizes current research, literature, and practical tools to support individuals with DD, and delivers this information in an unbiased and accessible way. Neuro-intellectually diverse people and their families are also an integral part of this network; our aim is to inform stakeholders from across Canada, and to break down myths and other misinformation regarding Autism and DD.
AIDE is also teaming up with local providers across Canada to set up regional hubs where individuals with DD and their families can connect and get resources, support, and information in person. This Hub-to-Hub network will support sharing of best practices and innovations from coast to coast to coast, as well as make personal connections with others from across the country who have a common experience.