DE-ENIGMA– Playfully Empowering Autistic Children (2016- 2019)
Completed in November 2019, DE- ENIGMA was one of the biggest projects investigating assistive technologies for autism, bringing together pan-European expertise to develop an intelligent humanoid robot. Autism-Europe was part of the team that developed state-of-the-art technical systems, based on Artificial Intelligence, to automatically detect and reason about behaviours of children on the autism spectrum during robot-based activities. One of the key objectives was also to test claims about whether predictable robot behaviour might positively impact children’s interactions.
ETTECEC– Together we grow (2017- 2019)
The Early aTTention for the inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorders in Early Childhood Education and Care systems (ETTECEC) project focused on offering education and training for pre-school teachers to reduce disparities and foster inclusion. Run from October 2017 to December 2019, this project was funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme.
Inclusive Mobility Alliance (2018-2019)
The Inclusive Mobility Alliance project aims at drafting concrete recommendations on how to make the next Erasmus+ programme post-2020 more inclusive and create a long-lasting Alliance working on the topic of Inclusive Mobility. Running from September 2018, this six-month project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme.
ASDEU– Autism Spectrum Disorders in the European Union Programme (2015- 2018)
Our understanding of autism get a boost as universities, charities and expert institutions from 14 European countries came together in a major new programme. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Europe (ASDEU) was funded by the European Commission to research autism diagnosis, prevalence and interventions and to improve care and support for people with autism.
MiND– Training Network ADHD and Autism (2015-2019)
The pan-European training network MiND (mastering skills in the training Network for attention deficit hyperactivity and autism spectrum Disorders) aims to educate a new generation of researchers in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, through innovation-oriented research combined with highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral international training.
Brainview (2015- 2019)
The BRAINVIEW project was a multidisciplinary European training network, funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 framework. Its overarching aim was to investigate the disruptions of brain development in early life leading to autism and ADHD and to teach young researchers on these topics.
IPA+ – Autism- Training for Inclusion (2016-2018)
The IPA+ project (Inclusion of People with Autism in Europe. Towards a specialised training model for professionals) developed a reference point for training all professionals working with persons on the autism spectrum, independently of their area of knowledge. Running from September 2016 to December 2018, the project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme.
ESIPP- Equality and Social Inclusion Positive Parenting (2015-2018)
The Equality and Social Inclusion Positive Parenting (ESIPP) project, which focuses on offering educating and training for parents of children on the autism spectrum. Running from September 2015 to August 2018, the project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme.
TRASE- Training in Sexual Education for People with Disabilities (2015-2017)
Training in Sexual Education for Persons with Disabilities (TRASE) is a project funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. The project aims at devising a course to train those delivering sexual education to persons with learning difficulties.
SEAD – Sex education for people with learning disabilities (2012- 2015)
The SEAD project (Sexual Education for Adults with Disabilities, their parents and staff) developed new and creative ways to effectively educate people with learning disabilities about sexual health and relationships.
JoTraDi – Job Trainers for People with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders (2013- 2015)
JoTraDi was a collaborative initiative to enhance the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society through employment, based on a successful programme for inclusion at work led in Reggio Emilia (Italy).
SPEAK UP– System for Protection and Empowerment of Autistic Child as victim of abuse or Unintentional Perpetrator (2013- 2015)
The SPEAK UP Project focused on the study of the risk factors of violence against people with autism at European level. It intended to propose some operational tools of prevention and protection of children victims or perpetrators of violence, especially in the light of the few existing practices.
MapAbility– For the social inclusion of students with disabilities (+2014)
MapAbility was an initiative to map the accessibility of higher education institutions in Europe for students with disabilities and special needs, including students with autism. It aimed to raise awareness among students about the need to improve the social inclusion of all students in Europe.
Count Me In – For the social inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the arts and cultural sector (2013-2014)
The ‘Count Me In’ vocational education and training project created tools for relevant educators to include people with learning disabilities in cultural activities.
Together We Can Manage – supporting employment of people with autism in the Czech Republic (2012-2015)
The Together We Can Manage project aimed to develop best practices in employment for people with autism in the Czech Republic.
FIRST – Developing a tool for people with autism to simplify text and documents (2011- 2014)
The FIRST Project developed a tool to assist people with autism to adapt written documents into a format that is easier for them to read and understand.
ASC-Inclusion – Creating interactive emotion games for children with autism (2011-2014)
The software developed (EmotiPlay) in this project helps children with autism understand and express emotions through facial expressions, tone-of-voice and body gestures. As a result, it will help to increase their inclusion in society.
ACE– Autism Connections Europe (2009- 2011)
This project aimed to provide adults with autism an opportunity to enhance their communication and social skills by participating in online communities, travelling to other countries in Europe and developing skills to advocate for their rights.
New Bridges to Autism (2008)
This project aimed to promote lifelong learning for adults with autism, through their inclusion in educational and social activities across Europe.
Deinstitutionalisation and Community Living – Outcomes and Costs (2007)
This project aimed to collate information on the number of people with disabilities living in residential institutions in 28 European countries, comparing the cost of institutions and community-based services and identifying successful strategies for transition into the community.
Side-by-Side (2003- 2005)
The Side-by-Side project provided training to non-qualified staff who work in autism organisations across Europe, to facilitate lifelong learning for people with autism.
Included in Society – Deinstitutionalisation of disabled people (2003- 2004)
This project was a European research initiative that focused on deinstitutionalisation of people with disabilities.
DAPHNE Project (1997-1998)
This project took account of the fact that concern about harm suffered by people with disabilities has been increasing. It aimed to look specifically at people with autism and to draft a Code of Good Practice within the guiding principles of Autism Europe’s Charter of Rights.