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Grant Competition

Call for Applications

Partners for Change is a new funding program that supports partnerships between researchers and experts in various sectors including heath, education, industry, and policy.

Partners for Change invites partnered projects that address recognized community needs and have potential to improve quality of life for autistic people or people with related conditions, their families, and their supportive communities.

We welcome applications from:

  • Researchers and community members with emerging partnerships who want to pilot new ideas

  • Researchers and community members with existing partnerships that are looking to expand their impact

Successful applications will receive up to $20,000 in funding for a period of 1 year.

In addition to financial support, applicants can benefit from networking opportunities, communication, and knowledge dissemination support.

Partners for Change will support projects that:

  • Bring together an inter-sectoral team composed of at least one researcher in the province of Quebec and one expert in a non-academic sector. If the researcher is not currently a TACC member, they will be invited to join TACC at the time of the application;

  • Address recognized needs in the community;

  • Integrate the perspective of people with lived experience in the design and implementation of their project;

  • Have potential to result in concrete changes for autistic people, individuals with a related condition and/or their support systems.

Key Dates

Information session and call for applications:​ ​watch the Info Session Replay OR download the presentation

Deadline for Letter of Intent: April 20, 2023


The completed letter of intent form must be submitted via email to in PDF



Deadline for the Full Application: June 22, 2023 (5pm)

Start of funding: September 1, 2023

Review Committee

TACC’s Partners for Change Review Committee plays a crucial role in the initiative

They review and make recommendations on projects that aim to directly benefit autistic individuals, families and the community. This is done in line with the program’s evaluation criteria.

Community needs are at the forefront of each step of Partners for Change

This includes the community representatives who form an integral part of the review committee. Review committee members enrich the initiative by using their diverse backgrounds, expertise and lived experiences to inform the review and selection process and ensure that the initiative reflects the community it serves in all aspects.

Committee members have backgrounds in academia, in research, as clinicians and as community advocates

From the Chair of the Committee who oversees and coordinates review panel evaluation, to members with lived-experience who ensure the community comes first, all play their part.

Become a TACC member

Benefits include grant opportunities, research and clinical training, networking, and so much more. 

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