Autism-Europe is an international association whose objective is to advocate for the rights of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families, to help them improve their quality of life.
This is achieved through:
- Representing people with autism and advocating for their rights before all European Union institutions;
- Promoting awareness of appropriate treatment, education and well-being for people with autism;
- Promoting the exchange of information, good practices and experience in the field of autism.
Autism-Europe is the umbrella organisation for a network of more than 80 associations of parents of people with autism across 30 European countries. Autism-Europe has established a structured dialogue with the institutions of the European Union and the World Health Organisation, to advocate for the rights of people with autism. To maximise its impact on European Union policies, Autism-Europe also works in strategic alliances with other relevant organisations, including the European Disability Forum and the Platform of European Social NGOs.