Laurie Mawlam has been Executive Director of Autism Canada since 2006. In 2007, she founded the Canada Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) with other key autism leaders. She currently sits as Past-Chair and Treasurer. She has participated in Senate and House of Commons Committee hearings, has sat on numerous working groups to lead us to a National Autism Strategy and has been an ASD champion since one of her three sons was diagnosed with autism in July 2000.
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