Improving quality of life for people with autism


Autism-Europe aisbl 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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New Bridges to Autism

Project New Bridges to Autism

Coordinator: Isabel Cottinelli Telmo, President of APPDA-Lisboa

Autism-Europe, along with its member organisations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain, are participating in the ‘New Bridges to Autism’ project which runs from January to December 2008. Activities in this Grundtvig-funded project include a festival, exhibition, conferences, and the production of methodologies to foster good practice, as well as teaching and learning materials. The aim of the “New Bridges to Autism” project included in the European Lifelong Learning Programme is to contribute to the inclusion of adults with autism.


  • To raise awareness of the lifelong educational needs of adults with autism and their families;
  • To explore innovative activities in the field of music, arts, computing and sports;
  • To disseminate the outcomes of the Grundtvig projects coordinated by APPDA-Lisboa International Project “Side by Side Curso online”;
  • Thematic Seminar “Bridges to Autism” survey on lifelong educational preferences of adults with autism - 22 February 2008, Algés, Portugal 


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