Autism-Europe is pleased to announce that the organisations NORSACA (United Kingdom), Diversamente Onlus (Italy) and Our Sunny World (Russia) have recently become members of Autism-Europe.
NORSACA was founded in 1968 in Nottingham, United Kingdom, by a group of parents concerned about the lack of suitable education for children with autism in the region. It has since been providing services for the inclusion of both children and adults with autism in the East Midlands, including the ‘Work and Learn Centre’ to assist adults with autism to develop skills for employment, independent living services for adults, the Sutherland House School for students with autism, and a support group for siblings of people with autism.
Diversamente Onlus is an association of parents of people with autism and professionals based in Cagliari, on the Italian island of Sardinia. Founded in 2007, the organisation aims to promote better quality of life for people with autism and their families. Their work includes advocacy, awareness-raising and activities for people with autism in the fields of education, culture and sports.
Our Sunny World is a non-government organisation based in Moscow, Russia, founded in 1991 on the initiative of parents of people with autism. Our Sunny World provides a wide range of services to children with autism.
NORSACA and Diversamente Onlus are now affiliate members of Autism-Europe, and Our Sunny World is now an associate member. Autism-Europe’s affiliate membership category is for regional associations of people with autism and their parents, and the associated membership category is for organisations that do not deal exclusively about autism.