Improving quality of life for people with autism
Autism-Europe Vice President presents workshops on UNCRPD implementation in Morocco
Autism-Europe participates in a conference on accessibility of higher education for students with disabilities
The conference titled MapAbility: strengthen the accessibility of higher education institutions to students with special needs took place at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on June 2, 2014.
Switzerland, Georgia and Andorra ratify the UNCRPD
Switzerland, Georgia and Andorra became the most recent European countries to ratify the United Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Autism-Europe contributes to the Health and Human Rights Resource Guide published by Harvard University
Autism-Europe Annual General Assembly and Council of Administration meeting were held in Luxembourg on May 2 to 4, 2014
Find out what autism organisations around Europe did on World Autism Awareness Day 2014
Once again, Autism-Europe members have joined others around the world in calling for increased awareness of autism through a wide range of events and activities for World Autism Awareness Day 2014. Across Europe, bell-ringing ceremonies were held at stock exchanges and buildings were lit up blue at night. There were also conferences, art exhibitions and many other events, all aiming to raise awareness of autism.
Ringing the bell for World Autism Awareness Day 2014 at the stock exchanges across Europe!
For the fifth year in a row, Autism-Europe members were cooperating with NYSE Euronext to raise awareness of autism through bell-ringing ceremonies at stock exchanges in several cities across Europe.
- On April 2, the stock exchange in Brussels held a bell ringing ceremony to open the trading day. Minister for Health, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity of the Wallonian Government, Eliane Tillieux, rang the bell alongside numerous guests from Flemish and Wallonian autism organisations and Autism-Europe’s Director, Aurélie Baranger. Watch the video here
- On World Autism Awareness Day, our Vice President, Evelyne Friedel, took part in a ceremony in which a young man with autism rang the bell to close the day's trading at the Euronext stock exchange in Paris. Watch the video here
- Autism-Europe's Council of Administration member Isabel Cottinelli Telmo and people with autism rang the stock exchange’s closing bell in Lisbon during an event to raise awareness of autism. The event was also attended by government representatives and professionals. More information
Today is World Autism Awareness Day!
On World Autism Awareness Day, President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, is supporting our 'Autism and work. Together we can.' campaign, and calling for innovative employment opportunities for people with autism across Europe!
Minister for Health, Eliane Tillieux, to ring the opening bell at the stock exchange in Brussels on United Nations World Autism Awareness Day
On Wednesday April 2 at 8.45am, the Bourse in Brussels will hold a bell ringing ceremony at the opening of the day’s trading to mark World Autism Awareness Day.
Minister for Health, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity of the Wallonian Government, Eliane Tillieux, will ring the bell alongside numerous guests from Flemish and Wallonian autism organisations and Autism-Europe.
Raising awareness of the specific needs of women with autism at the European Parliament
Delegates from the ‘Autism in Pink’ project, together with a group of women with autism and their families, participated in a study visit at the European Parliament last week. The aim was to discuss and raise awareness of the specific needs of women with autism among Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
- Monitoring and implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities;
- Ensuring the European Disability Strategy (EDS) 2010-2020 is harnessed to raise awareness of autism and autism in women;
- Ensuring the review of EDS 2010-2020 planned for 2016 addresses the gender dimension in disability and autism in particular;
- Raising a parliamentary question asking how the issue of under-diagnosis of autism in women and girls can be addressed.
Autism-Europe President receives official distinction in Hungary
Autism-Europe President, Zsuzsanna Szilvásy, has received an official distinction from the Hungarian Government for her work on the social inclusion of people with autism as part of her role within Autism-Europe.
The Council of Europe condemns France for discrimination against people with autism in education
- There is a violation of Article 15.1 of the European Social Charter:
- There is a violation of Article E taken in conjunction with Article 15.1, because families have no other choice than to leave the national territory in order to educate their children with autism in a specialised school, which constitutes a direct discrimination against them.
- There is a violation of Article E taken in conjunction with Article 15.1, because the limited funds in the State’s social budget for the education of children and adolescents with autism indirectly disadvantages these persons with disabilities.
Thanks a lot to Venite Cantemus Paris 7 Dec 2013 for their support to Autism-Europe !
The concert helped Autism-Europe to support people with autism and their families to advocate for their rights. The proceeds of the event will support our action in Europe, and in particular our "Count Me In" project for promoting the employment in the artistic sector!
Ask your MEP to sign the written declarations of the European Parliament in support of people with autism
- awareness of bullying issues for people with autism;
- research and statistics on the subject of bullying experienced by people with autism;
- exchange of best practice examples of legislation and police recording of hate crimes against people with disabilities.
- awareness of the lack of education and employment opportunities for people with autism;
- exchange of best practices and research on the subject of education and employment for people with autism;
- efforts to increase awareness among public and private employers of the financial support for, and benefits of, employing people with autism.
European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity PROGRESS