The ASDEU programme has recently launched several on-line surveys. We welcome contributions from everyone with an interest in autism.

We need to gather information about:

Estimating the cost of ASD for families and society. You can find out more here.

Screening, diagnosis or treatment services for young children under 6 years of age with ASD. You can find out more here.

Services and care practices for adults on the autism spectrum You can find out here.

Currently all the surveys are available in English and Spanish and they are being translated into many different European languages. As other translations are completed we will announce it here.

New review about the ASD diagnosis

Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: reconciling the syndrome, its diverse origins, and variation in expression. Constantino JN, Charman T. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Oct 20. pii: S1474-4422(15)00151-9. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(15)00151-9. (

Translational neurodevelopmental perspectives on autism spectrum disorders

03 – 10 October 2015

This one-week workshop is being run by EU-AIMS in partnership with the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS).

The workshop will take place in Bressanone, Suedtirol (South Tyrol) in Italy.

The course format will be 1-2 faculty discussing one cutting-edge topic in the field for one entire day. The aim is to stimulate and foster cross-disciplinary discussions and ideas.

For more information, please visit:

Moving forward for the adoption of a European Strategy for autism in Europe

On 29 September, Autism Europe, one of the ASDEU programme partners, hosted a conference, Moving forward for the adoption of a European Strategy for Autism in Europe, following on from the Parliament’s adoption of a Written Declaration on autism, co-drafted by Autism-Europe.

Find out more here

And find out more about Joaquín Fuentes, MD’s presentation on prevalence – a key strand of ASDEU work – here

February 2015 – Major European Programme Launched

Understanding about autism will get a boost as universities, charities and expert institutions from 14 European countries come together in a major new programme, ASDEU.

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