Autism Europe wants a plan for autism for the European Union
In September 2018 there was a conference in the European Parliament.
The European Parliament is a place
where people from the European Union meet.
The European Union is group of 28 countries from Europe.
The European Parliament also vote on laws.
Laws are rules all people must follow.
At the conference, more than 40 people talked about a plan for autism for the European Union.
Because autistic people have the same problems everywhere in the European Union.
At the meeting 3 researchers talked about these problems
and how to make them better.
Researchers are people
who find a problem
and try to make it better.
The 3 researchers at the conference are part of a big programme called ASDEU.
ASDEU means Autism Spectrum Disorders in the European Union.
The first researcher is Manuel Posada.
He said it was not easy to know
how many autistic people are in Europe.
So researchers have to find better ways
to know how many autistic people are in Europe.
The second researchers is Ricardo Canal.
He said doctors have to better find out
who is autistic.
So doctors have to learn
how to better see who is autistic.
A third scientist is Diana Schendel.
She said we need better help for young and old autistic people.
Aurelie Baranger spoke at the conference.
She said the European Union has to do more for autistic people.
Aurelie Baranger also said that together it is easier for countries
to find solutions for autistic people in Europe.
Nicola Caputo hosted the conference.
He is a member of the European Parliament.
Nicola Caputo agreed with Aurelie Baranger
that the European Union has to do more for autistic people.
Anthony Agius Decelis spoke at the conference.
He is a lawmaker from Malta.
A lawmaker makes laws.
Malta is a country in the European Union.
Anthony Agius Decelis said that
he has a plan for autism for Malta.
He wants a plan for autism for the European Union too.