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AE’s 11th International Congress brings together more than 1,750 deligates

Under the motto “Happy, Healthy and Empowered”, Autism-Europe’s 11th International Congress brought together more than 1,750 self-advocates, parents, professionals, carers and other interested parties from around the world (including Europe, Asia, African nations, South America, USA and Canada, Australia and New Zealand) from the 16 to 18 September.

The triennial event, organised this year in Edinburgh by the National Autistic Society in partnership with Autism-Europe, is dedicated to sharing advances in practical and scientific knowledge about autism to as wide an audience as possible.

In its eleventh edition, the theme of the 2016 Congress was “Happy, healthy and empowered”. Participants submitted abstracts with the aim of exploring a broad range of perspectives, both theoretical and practical. In total over 600 abstracts were received. 

The event focused on the most recent developments across the field of autism, including diagnosis, early intervention, treatments, education, support, employment and policies. It also covered the evolution of knowledge, rights and services for autistic people, as well as providing insight into future developments in knowledge and technologies for autistic people.

To see the programme in full, click here.