Improving the quality of life for people with autism


Autism-Europe a.i.s.b.l. is an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of people with autism and their families and to help them improve their quality of life.

Autism-Europe plays a key role in raising public awareness and influencing European decision-makers on all issues related to the rights of people with autism. 



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Autism-Europe International Congresses

Every three years, Autism-Europe organises an International Congress in cooperation with a member organisation.

Our International Congresses bring together parents and professionals in order to share knowledge about the latest research and best practices in the field of autism. The member organisation that organises each congress is elected by the Autism-Europe Council of Administration.

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XI Autism-Europe International Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 16-18, 2016

The 11th International Congress took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 16 to 18, 2016, and was hosted by the National Autistic Society.PDF (0.99 Mb)
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X Autism-Europe International Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 2013

The 10th Autism-Europe International Congress was held in Budapest, Hungary, on September 26 to 28, 2013. Around 1,100 parents, professionals and people with autism from 73 countries around the world gathered to discuss topics following the congress theme of ‘new dimensions for autism’, in which people with autism and their families can fully enjoy their human rights and a better quality of life. Issues such as the use of the ICT and ageing of people with autism were tackled, amongst many other topics.PDF (16.73 Mb)
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IX Autism-Europe International Congress, Catania, Italy, 2010

The IX International Congress of Autism-Europe “A Future for Autism”, held in Catania, Italy, 8-10 October 2010, provided a unique opportunity for updating and sharing knowledge on a wide range of issues concerning Autism, from genetic features and neuro-biological findings to social and cognitive development, from diagnosis and classification to intervention and policies. The report, while not exhaustive, summarises the more relevant issues which have been presented at the Congress. PDF (89 Ko)
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VIII Autism-Europe International Congress, Oslo, Norway, 2007

The congress in Oslo followed the theme 'A world of possibilities' and attracted 1,200 participants from around the world. The congress discussed and adopted the 'Position paper on care for persons with autism spectrum disorders: A rights-based, evidence-based approach', which was drafted by Autism-Europe in conjuntion with associations of professionals and researchers in the field of autism.


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