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Autism Song CD

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about our CD


CNAF Board Member Honored with Queen's Golden Jubilee Award  2002


CNAF President  Honoured with another Queens Diamond Jubilee Award 2012




Now Accepting Applications for Grant

Disbursements in 2015

Must be submitted by the end of Dec.

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Disbursed April 2014 Disbursements Allocated

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                                    Welcome to the official

                      Canadian National Autism Foundation

                                     (CNAF) website


  We are a foundation that was formed in June 2000 by

parents and caregivers of people with autism.The CNAF

is dedicated to promoting autism awareness, assisting

families with information they require and raising funds to

support Canadian based autism research.

Please browse our site for information about

our foundation, autism events, current research studies, and

   information about autism. 

A Picture Of A Train
Illustration by Nathan, 8 year old with PDD/Autism


The Canadian National Autism Foundation

is Very Pleased and Proud to Announce our

New Partnership with

      The Dave Andreychuk Foundation  


                                                                                         Photo by Ken                     

Dave Andreychuk was a special guest at the Canadian National Autism Foundation

Celebrity Fundraiser.
           Other celebrity guests: Walter Gretzky, Dave Dykstra   

Sprint Car Driver, Harry Howell; NHL Legend, David Clemmer; Style by Jury,           

                          Janette Ewen;Co-Host of Inside the Box with Ty Pennington

to view video click link below

Up coming Event Schedule

    (dates and events subject to change)      

2014 Events

click on this link to see our upcoming walk July 27th and also our Autism Race

Car Nights throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia

Our Walk Poster and all other information on the walk go to

Ashton Reekie(True Grip Racing)

Our autism foundations supporter and his car supporting the foundation as well.Ashton has been a supporter of the foundation for a few years now and doing his own fundraisers at the race track for the foundation.. Ashton will be adding our biggest foundation autism decals to the car shortly







#1 $20.00 #2 $50.00

#3 $40.00

#4 $25.00 #5 $45.00

here are some that you can tell the size On a livingroom window




Are you interested in Learning to be Social?

Learn from your peers who share explanations, tips and strategies. Discover how to leverage your strengths when Learning To Be Social! to get to the page with the coarse please click this link


Based on the training methods of Gail Hawkins – founder of Hawkins Institute in Toronto, and author of How To Find Work That Works for People With Asperger Syndrome – “Learning to be Social” is an interactive web-based training series for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) – featuring people with ASD.

The series uses a positive, respectful approach; incorporates interactive quizzes to improve retention and foster learning; and focuses on building a strategic skills’ foundation to help people with ASD improve their social interactions. It integrates a workbook designed with both the viewer and a “Support Companion” e.g. family member, teacher or councellor, in mind. The workbook provides explanations, exercises and assignments as well as observation templates and instruction to anyone supporting the viewer people.

The 21 people with ASD who collaborated in the production of this series offer unique perspectives, strategies and insights that bring learning to be social to a new level.

to get to the page with the coarse please click this link

Learning To Be Social

  • Featuring an Interactive Workbook

    with exercises, games and worksheets to support learning, retention and to help apply lessons in the real world. The workbook also provides tips and notes for the person supporting you in learning to be social.

Here is the link to the promotional video for the course :

This is for the second series below from the continued above e-learning program

Text Box: 2014 CNAF, in partnership with Hawkins Institute has received a $35,000.00 grant from Unity for Autism . This is the second grant awarded to the partnership to produce unique web-based e-learning  programs for people on the autism spectrum. The new series which will be launched in 2015, will cover the topic of dating on the spectrum. As with the last series, this will employ people on the spectrum to work both in front and behind the camera.”


 We Now have a BLOG

Check it out HERE













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