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Included in Society – Deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilites (2003 – 2004)

Running from 2003 to 2004, the Included in Society project was a European research initiative that focused on deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilities.

Project partners included Autism-Europe (Belgium), Inclusion Europe (Belgium), Mental Health Europe (Belgium), the Open Society Institute (Belgium) and others.

Autism-Europe noted that inclusion is a value to uphold, however, for autistic persons, it can’t simply be realised by closing large residential institutions. Autistic adults need quality care throughout their lives. All of this requires political efforts and financial means.