There are currently two written declarations in support of the rights of people with autism awaiting signatures from Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Autism-Europe is calling on our members and supporters across Europe to contact MEPs from their own countries and ask them to sign these declarations by March 9, 2014.
- The ‘Written declaration on protection of people with autism from bullying’ (0024/2013) highlights the need for:
- awareness of bullying issues for people with autism;
- research and statistics on the subject of bullying experienced by people with autism;
- exchange of best practice examples of legislation and police recording of hate crimes against people with disabilities.
- The ’Written declaration on education and employment for persons with autism spectrum disorders and similar challenges ‘(0025/2013)highlights the need for:
- awareness of the lack of education and employment opportunities for people with autism;
- exchange of best practices and research on the subject of education and employment for people with autism;
- efforts to increase awareness among public and private employers of the financial support for, and benefits of, employing people with autism.
In Strasbourg Written Declarations can be signed in person at office: LOW T2024.
Between sessions Written Declarations can be signed at office: PHS 07C087.
Find the MEPs for your country here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map.html
Scroll down to find their contact details on the right hand side or contact Autism-Europe if you would like a list of email addresses for MEPs in your country.
NOTE: A written declaration of the European Parliament is a short principled document (maximum 200 words) that can give direction to the institutions of the European Union and EU Member States. It is not, however, a binding document.