Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

1 in 66 children in Canada have autism spectrum disorder, deeply impacting the quality of life of those who are affected and their families. Brain Canada-funded researchers are working to implement new interventions to help children from coast to coast reach their potential.

A male with a beaded necklace standing in front of a deconstructed tipi and school in the background
Grant Bruno, recipient of Brain Canada’s Shireen and Edna Marcus Excellence Award, is working toward a better understanding of autism in the First Nations community of Maskwacis.

Our Projects

Brain Canada’s rigorous scientific review process gives donors and partners a trusted mechanism to ensure projects are chosen based on merit, innovation, and potential for impact.

$14,368,261 invested

32 grants awarded

Making a significant difference in the lives of people in Canada doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes a network of visionary partners committed to investing in change. As a national convenor and facilitator, Brain Canada works with partners from coast to coast to drive innovative brain research. Some of our partners in supporting autism research include:

How you can help

Brain Canada funds the very best Canadian neuroscience, fostering collaborative research and accelerating the pace of discovery, in order to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians who suffer from brain disorders.