Partner 3 – Autisme-Europe

Partners

AUTISME-EUROPE AISBL (BELGIUM)

Autism-Europe (AE) is an international non-profit association established in 1983 and recognised under Belgian law.

 AE is comprised of almost 80 member associations in 40 countries (including in 25 EU Member states) and represents an estimated 7 million people throughout Europe. Self-advocates and families play a central role in the organisation. AE is recognised at the EU-level as a key representative network of autistic people and their families.

Our main objective is to advance the rights of autistic people and to help them improve their quality of life. We work with our members to:

  • аdvocate for the rights of autistic people before various European institutions;
  • monitor European legislations and policies;
  • promote the full implementation of the United Nations Conventions for the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD), including access to education, training and employment, accessible health, adequate social protection, community-based services and independent living, protection from discrimination at European and national level;
  • promote the exchange of information, good practices and experience as well as capacity-building, in the field of autism across Europe;

promote awareness and understanding of autism

Competences AE brings to the WIN-WITH-u project:

  • solid experience in transnational European projects with a wide range of stakeholders and our member organisations
  • european and international perspectives on inclusive employment for autistic people
  • awareness of accessibility needs for people with disabilities regarding projects outputs
  • experience in promoting good practices in the field of autism throughout Europe, including regarding access to employment and reasonable accommodation
  • experience in advocating for the inclusion of autistic people in the labour market at the EU-level
  • experience in dissemination and outreach to key stakeholders, including national, European and international policy-makers

Aurelie Baranger: Aurelie.baranger@autismeurope.org

Christian Takow: christian.takow@autismeurope.org

Eirini Symeonidou: Eirini.Symeonidou@autismeurope.org

Website: https://www.autismeurope.org/

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