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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European projects

Autism-Europe engages in European projects that contribute to improving the quality of life of people with autism across Europe.

All these projects are developed thanks to the support of the DG EMPL — Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission, under the European Community Programme – Rights, Equality and Citizenship.


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Project: IPA+ Autism- Training for inclusion (2016- 2018)

This Erasmus + project aims to empower diverse types of professionals at different moments of their professional career, promoting new skills and competences that address real gaps in the current labour market.Read More
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Project: DE-ENIGMA- Playfully Empowering Autistic Children (2016- 2019)

The project aims to create and evaluate the effectiveness of a robot-based technology, developed to support autistic children in their learning. This technology will realise robust, context-sensitive (that is, user- and culture-specific), multimodal (including facial, bodily, vocal and verbal cues) and naturalistic human-robot interaction (HRI) to enhance the social imagination skills of children on the autism spectrum.Read More
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Project: TRASE- Training in Sexual Education for People with Disabilities (2015-2017)

Training in Sexual Education for Persons with Disabilities (TRASE) aims at devising a course to train those delivering sexual education to persons with learning difficulties. The ultimate objective is to empower persons with learning difficulties by giving them access to essential information about sex, sexuality and relationships. Read More
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Project: ESIPP- Equality and Social Inclusion Positive Parenting (2015- 2018)

Autism- Europe is one of the partners of the Equality and Social Inclusion Positive Parenting (ESIPP) project, which focuses on offering educating and training for parents of children on the autism spectrum. Running from September 2015 to August 2018, the project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme.Read More
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Programme: ASDEU- Autism Spectrum Disorders in the European Union (2015- 2017)

Our understanding of autism will get a boost as universities, charities and expert institutions from 14 European countries come together in a major new programme. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Europe (ASDEU) has been funded by the European Commission to research autism diagnosis, prevalence and interventions and to improve care and support for people with autism.Read More
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Project: BRAINVIEW (2015- 2019)

The BRAINVIEW project is a multidisciplinary European training network, funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 framework. Its overarching aim is to investigate the disruptions of brain development in early life leading to autism and ADHD and to teach young researchers on these topics.Read More
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MiND (mastering skills in the training Network for attention deficit hyperactivity and autism spectrum Disorders)

The pan-European training network MiND (mastering skills in the training Network for attention deficit hyperactivity and autism spectrum Disorders) aims to educate a new generation of researchers in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, through innovation-oriented research combined with highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral international training.Read More

Project: SEAD - Sex education for people with learning disabilities (2012- 2015)

The SEAD project (Sexual Education for Adults with Disabilities, their parents and staff) developed new and creative ways to effectively educate people with learning disabilities about sexual health and relationships.Read More

Project: Count Me In - For the social inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the arts and cultural sector

The ‘Count Me In’ vocational education and training project created tools for relevant educators to include people with learning disabilities in cultural activities.Read More

Project: FIRST - Developing a tool for people with autism to simplify text and documents.

The FIRST Project developed a tool to assist people with autism to adapt written documents into a format that is easier for them to read and understand.Read More

Project: JoTraDi - Job Trainers for People with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders (2013- 2015)

JoTraDi was a collaborative initiative to enhance the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society through employment, based on a successful programme for inclusion at work led in Reggio Emilia (Italy). Read More

Project: SPEAK UP- System for Protection and Empowerment of Autistic Child as victim of abuse or Unintentional Perpetrator (2013- 2015)

The SPEAK UP Project focused on the study of the risk factors of violence against people with autism at European level. It intended to propose some operational tools of prevention and protection of children victims or perpetrators of violence, especially in the light of the few existing practices.Read More
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ASC-Inclusion - Creating interactive emotion games for children with autism

The software developed (EmotiPlay) in this project helps children with autism understand and express emotions through facial expressions, tone-of-voice and body gestures. As a result, it will help to increase their inclusion in society.Read More

Project: Together We Can Manage - supporting employment of people with autism in the Czech Republic

The Together We Can Manage project aimed to develop best practices in employment for people with autism in the Czech Republic.Read More

Project: The MapAbility project for the social inclusion of students with disabilities

MapAbility was an initiative to map the accessibility of higher education institutions in Europe for students with disabilities and special needs, including students with autism. It aimed to raise awareness among students about the need to improve the social inclusion of all students in Europe.Read More


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