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Autism-Europe's 12th International Congress will take place in Nice, France, between the 13 and 15 September 2019. It will be hosted by Autism-Europe member, Autisme France. The theme of the 12th edition of the Congress is "A new dynamic for change and inclusion". More than over 1,500 delegates are expected to attend this three-day event.

Autism-Europe’s international congresses are dedicated to sharing advances in practical and scientific knowledge about autism to as wide an audience as possible, including researchers, professionals, parents, and self-advocates.

The 2019 congress’ motto is “A new Dynamic for Change and Inclusion”, in keeping with our aspiration that international scientific research on autism should be translated into concrete changes and foster social inclusion for autistic people of all ages and needs. Our congresses therefore strive to be a place where all interested stakeholders can meet to exchange and reflect on how to shape better lives for autistic people.

On the occasion of this three-day event people from all over the world will come together to share the most recent developments across the field of autism.  The congress will address a wide range of issues, including:  diagnostic and assessment, language and communication, access to education, employment, research and ethics, gender and sexuality, inclusion and community living, mental and physical health, interventions, strategic planning and coordination of services as well as rights and participation.

Keynote speakers will be stakeholders who have contributed significantly to the understanding of autism and fostered a better quality of life for autistic persons.

Confirmed Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen (UK)
  • Prof. Sven Bölte (Sweden)
  • Mme Stéfany Bonnot-Briey (France)
  • Prof. Jean Decety (USA and France)
  • Prof. Hilde Geurts (Netherland)
  • Prof. Ami Klin (USA)

Practical details

The Congress will be held at the Congress Center Nice Acropolis.

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A call for abstracts has been launched. Researchers, autistic people and professionals, and any other interested stakeholders are invited to send proposals for contribution to the scientific committee of the congress.

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Useful links

Visit the official website of the Congress (available in English and French)