It ensures effective liaison among almost 90 member autism organisations from 40 European countries, including 26 Member States of the European Union, governments and European and international institutions.
Autism-Europe plays a key role in raising public awareness, and in influencing the European decision-makers on all issues relating to the rights of autistic people.
Self-advocates and parents play a central role in our organisation to ensure that the views and interests of persons with autism are adequately reflected in our work.
We are recognised by the European institutions as the voice of autistic people and their families in Europe. To maximise our impact on the European Union’s policies, Autism-Europe also works in strategic coalitions with organisations that share the same concerns and goals.
We are also regularly consulted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and cooperate with the United Nations (UN). Autism-Europe also enjoys a participative status (for non-governmental organisations) with the Council of Europe and in July 2002 lodged a collective complaint with the European Committee of Social Rights, becoming the first disability NGO to undertake such action.
This leaflet provides an overview of Autism-Europe’s mission, work, achievements and contact details.
For further information:
Addresse : Rue Montoyer 39- Brussels
Phone : +32 (0)2675 75 05
Website : www.autismeurope.org