How can I support the campaign
- Find a tool that represents one of your skills;
- Make a video/ GIF of yourself holding the tool (and maybe using it);
- OR take a picture of yourself holding the tool (and maybe using it);
- Share it on social media using the #AutismDay2020 hashtag.
*Alternatively, you can just take a picture of yourself holding the visual of the campaign.
The campaign theme and gesture
In the framework of its Strategy 2018-2021, Autism-Europe is promoting access to quality inclusive education (including to university and vocational training) and access to employment. Our main objective is to enhance the inclusion and participation of people on the autism spectrum in Europe and ultimately improve their quality of life. In order to echo this message globally, the slogan of the campaign is “I can learn. I can work”.
Everyone in society – whether they are autistic or not – has certain strengths that can be harnessed to progress in education and to access employment successfully. With our campaign, we want supporters to show the diversity of ability that society can nurture to be more inclusive. Everyone is different and will express their strengths in different ways.
Anyone can take part in the campaign, whether they are autistic or not, to show that no one should be excluded or discriminated against. People on the autism spectrum are not second-class citizens, but full members of society. Autistic people should have equal opportunities to make the most out of their potential in education and the world of work thanks to accessible, supportive environments, and with reasonable accommodation. Anyone at school, university, or in vocational training, apprenticeships, or work can make a difference to make society more open and inclusive of diversity.
The campaign competition “I can work”
As part of the campaign, Autism-Europe has launched the online competition “I can work” to celebrate and share positive initiatives for the employment of people on the autism spectrum. The initiative that will get the most votes will win two tickets for Autism-Europe’s XIII International in Krakow (Poland), as well as 3 years FREE subscription to our magazine LINK.
Visit the competition’s website: https://act.autismeurope.org/
The competition has been officially launched on February 15 2020 and actions or stories can be uploaded and voted on until 30 March 2020 (23:59 GMT +2).
The campaign toolkit
The campaign toolkit explains the idea behind the theme and outlines in detail how and when you can support the campaign in whichever way you prefer. The toolkit brings together recommendations on how you too make people more aware of diversity and inclusion, and build momentum in pushing for a more inclusive society, notably in relation to education and employment.
The toolkit includes:
- Brand and Language Guides: fonts, logos, images, acceptable language.
- Marketing tools: Web ads, social media teasers and resources, images, flyers, posters, infographic, email signature.
- Promotional tools: business card, roll-up banner, table-ten, letter template.
- Advocacy and PR tools: Manifesto, Press Release.
- Social Media Use Guides: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Easy to Read version of the toolkit.
The campaign toolkit, materials and activities will be disseminated very soon via this website, our newsletter, and on our social media channels.