About

Aut of the box – sharing autistic perspectives on inclusion
and participation

We aspire to boost engagement among individuals on the autism spectrum, empowering them and contributing to the formation of thriving autism communities. Our mission involves enhancing awareness of the autism spectrum by acquiring firsthand information and dispelling misconceptions. empowerment, and understanding!

aut-of-the-box@imspektrum.at

Join

Join us as we work towards fostering inclusivity, empowerment, and understanding!

Exchange sessions upcoming on May 4th and June 4th

We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming online exchange
sessions as part of the project Aut Of The Box. Each of these
sessions will focus on one of these crucial topics:
Policy on Employment and Policy on Education.
To show your interest and receive the Zoom meeting links, please
register here. For more information, please refer to the invitation below.

Other opportunities

We are looking for persons

  • who are autistic and want to share their story with us on video
  • who want to preview our autism-manual and give feedback
  • who want to share their ideas on needed policy changes
  • interested in a survey to make our online library appealing
  • interested in online exchange with Austrian and Portuguese autistic persons

Results

Within the project we will produce

  1. autiebiographies – videos with the life stories of autistic people from Austria and Portugal
  2. online exchange with Austrian and Portuguese autistic people and an event in Porto
  3. policy recommendations to facilitate the lives of autistic people in Europe
  4. autism manual with generally understandable explanations of technical terms and local contact points for further help
  5. online library with an exciting collection of books, videos and films about autism

Partner

im spektrum

The organisation im spektrum wants to sensitize society to the autism spectrum by expressing the myriad different perspectives brought by autistic people, their families and assisting experts. “Im spektrum” wants people to experience and understand autism as well as to sensitize visitors of the Autism-Experience-Simulation as an exhibition and a mobile workshop by switching perspectives and diving straight into the sensory, emotional and thought patterns brought on by autism. To help support the visitors in understanding more about these perspectives, they are guided through various situations interactively. Diagnostic criteria for autism, the spectrum as a whole as well as the diversity that can be found within it are discussed especially on their website. Using a collection of representations and perspectives, the organisation can question many of the preexisting stereotypes and misunderstandings.

Associação Portuguesa Voz Do Autista

Associação Portuguesa Voz do Autista is a Portuguese autistic self-advocacy non-profit organisation, with headquarters in Aveiro, Portugal, founded in 2020. It is registered as a ONGPD (ONG for people with disabilities) and has projects for support and inclusion of autistic people in their communities at a regional and national level, as well as to provide a platform for the various voices of autistic people in Portugal, acting in different areas such as healthcare, education, political participation, employment, and others. The main strategic objectives of APVA are to develop information, acceptance and advocacy in autism, partnerships to improve community support, mental health and well-being support, and inclusion and accessibility to employment and education for autistic people.

Stay informed

We publish results on our Insta-account and on this website as soon as they are ready!

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