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Autism-Europe is an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of autistic people and their families and to help them improve their quality of life. 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 this organisation to ensure that the views and interests of persons on the autism spectrum are adequately reflected in our work.

Autism-Europe is recognised by the European institutions as the voice of autistic people and their families in Europe. To maximise the impact on the European Union’s policies, Autism-Europe also works in strategic coalitions with organisations that share the same concerns and goals.

AE’s work also includes a triennial international congress on autism with thousands of participants, regular publications, research reports, policy papers, awareness raising campaigns as well as numerous European projects (such as Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe)


Autism-Europe secretariat (Brussels)

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