Autism Spectrum Disorders in the European Union (ASDEU)
Autism Spectrum Disorders in Europe is a new, trans-European programme involving university, charities and expert institutions to increase understanding of autism.
This website will grow into a unique resource as findings are published and news exchanged. For now, the project has only just started, but sign up for our newsletter to be updated as the programme develops.
The programme will:
– Study the prevalence of autism in 12 countries
– Analyse the economic and social costs of autism
– Develop proposals for early detection programmes
– Validate biomarkers for the disorder
– Train professionals
– Improve understanding of diagnosis, comorbidity and effective care and support for adults and senior citizens with autism
– Propose policies to promote harmonised support for people with ASD across member states
Help us to build a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Europe!
A straightforward way to contribute is to complete one of our on-line information-gathering surveys.
By sharing your experiences, you will also help to speed up the development of more effective services and interventions for autistic people and their families.
You can find out more and participate in …
All the surveys are being translated into different European languages. Currently all the surveys are available in English and Spanish. Other languages are already available for some specific surveys (when you click on the following links, you will spot if your language is by now available). Anyhow, as other translations are completed, we will announce it here!
We hope you will find the time to contribute to these questionnaires and look forward to seeing your response!
Two important ASD events took place recently: The Mid-Term ASDEU project meeting and the XI Autism Europe International congress 2016
“ASDEU Mid-Term Technical Workshop”
It took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the 14th and 15th of September, 2016 and was hosted by the National Austistic Society.
XI Autism Europe International congress 2016
Our ASDEU Meeting was organized back to back with the annual Autism Europe Congress in September, 16-18, 2016 in Edinburgh. The congress attracted over 1,500 delegates, therefore the impact and dissemination of the work developed by ASDEU partners has been big during this occasion.
Different ASDEU partners were presenting results from ASDEU activitities in poster and oral communications.
Also, as part of the program of this Congress, there was a Symposium titled: “ASDEU and EU AIMS research projects: results and future impact” where the future of European policies for ASD were be discussed. If you want to watch the video from this presentation, please click here.