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Commissioner Thyssen on World Autism Awareness Day: “Accessibility is a right, not an option”

On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day 2017 (April 2), European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, has symbolically broken barriers for autism by supporting the campaign launched by Autism-Europe “Break Barriers Together for Autism – Let’s Build an Accessible Society”.

Autism-Europe is reinforcing its call for EU and Member State policy-makers to strengthen their commitment to removing the many barriers preventing people on the autism spectrum from enjoying their fundamental human rights. This call for action is extended to all kind of decisions-makers, underlining the need to foster inclusive policies and promote the respect of the rights of people with autism. Therefore, various Members of the European Parliament from 10 different countries and various political parties, as well as members of the European Economic and Social Committee, have also symbolically broken barriers for autism.

See Commissioner Thyssen supporting the campaign