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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Toolkits and training documents

Autism-Europe produces toolkits and training materials to educate relevant professionals, parents and self-advocates about the rights of people with autism, laws to ensure their implementation and good practices in providing support for people with autism.

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Toolkit: Fighting for the right to education of persons with autism spectrum disorders (2007)

The right to education is key to enable persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to develop to their full potential and be included in the community. Legal instruments exist at the European level to provide children with autism with adapted education according to their specific needs.PDF (673 Ko)
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Training modules for rights-based services (2007)

These training modules have been produced to inform policy decision makers and service providers about the rights-based approach to autism.PDF (954 Ko)
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Toolkit: Right to health and habilitation – A toolkit for parents and self-advocates (2007)

Many people with autism have special needs which may require modification of standard health care practices and service models in order to address their specific needs. This toolkit is not intended to advise on how quality health and habilitation services for persons with ASD can be designed and developed, however, it provides some guidance for anyone wishing to advocate for the right to quality healthcare and habilitation for people with autism. 

PDF (5.26 Mb)


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