In 2007, the United Nations determined to dedicate the day of April 2nd to „World Autism Awareness Day“. This year, Autism Europe launched a campaign around the theme „A happy journey through life“.
The motto of the World Autism Awareness day is intentionally formulated quite openly. This should reflect the facets of Autism and how people experience it, but also the distinct opinion on what „a happy journey“ in different life phases needs to involve.
Aim of this specific day is to make people aware of the topic, encourage dialogue and provide necessary supports to guarantee a satisfied and successful life for people with Autism and their families.
On the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Europe collected and shared testimonies of autistic people and their families, promoted the artistic point of view of people with autism and shared key policy messages.
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(Note: the images were also taken from the corresponding websites mentioned above.)
Partners have finalized their work on National field and desk research.
Five National Reports (about Italy, Norway, Germany, Bulgaria and France) are freely accessible from the “Results” section of the website.
Each National Report highlights policies, strategies and legislative frameworks as well as the good practices at national and local level on professional inclusion of people affected by ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
They also point out strengthen and benefits on why companies should engage people with ASD and the required skills and competences professionals of the labor market should have in order to foster it.
Furthermore, the National Reports are the basis on which to elaborate a European Report.
The Kick-off meeting of the Work-Aut “Leveraging WBL to foster professional inclusion of people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder” Project took place on November 17th, 2020.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, the meeting has been held online by all project partners.
Everything starts with this great opportunity to discuss about how managing and coming along with project activities and its main objectives.