Our Commitment to the Community

Our integration initiatives aim to connect all members of the autism community, showcase success stories, facilitate collaboration and partnerships, as well as support stakeholder engagement.

Our Network Membership

TACC invites all community members to join the network. Relevant news and various opportunities are shared with TACC members, and all are invited to participate and contribute to the network’s activities and events.

TACC membership categories

Regular researcher member
Independent researcher or independent clinical-researcher, as defined by the Fonds de la Recherche du Québec, conducting research in the field of autism or neurodevelopment.
Trainee member
Individual registered in university at the graduate or postdoctoral level who conducts research in autism or neurodevelopment.
Associate member
Member of community including clinicians, research personnel, undergraduate student, professionals, manager, policy-maker, autistic person, family member or other.

Community Engagement Committee

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) is mandated to organize, advise on, and facilitate community engagement across network programs and activities.

CEC members

aparna-nadig

Aparna Nadig

Co-Chair
TACC regular researcher member

sylvie-lauzon

Sylvie Lauzon

Co-Chair
TACC associate member

alena-valderramma

Alena Valderrama

Researcher member

cynthia-difrancesco

Cynthia Di Francesco

Trainee member

mathieu-giroux

Mathieu Giroux

Community member

lucila-guerrero

Lucila Guerrero

Community member

alexia-korban

Alexia Korban

TACC office representative

Community Engagement Events and Activities

The CEC, together with various partners, deploy initiatives focusing on the participation and engagement of members of the network and the community to strengthen and support intersectoral collaboration and outreach to community members and organization.

Autism Festival
Autism Festival
Events and activities that foster exchange, inclusion, visibility, engagement, information sharing and networking.
Horizon 21
Horizon 21
Exhibitor at Horizon 21 conference
Intersection ART
Intersection ART
Intersection ART 2021 Jury includes two CEC members
Quebec 1000 Famillies
Quebec 1000 Famillies
Opportunity for engagement in a province-wide research initiative