We chose the horizontal priority: “Addressing digital transformation through the development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity” because it is constructive more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic to use digital health care services such as virtual support groups, apps and e-services offered by several EU member states. We will promote those digital services by two webinars and a Learning teaching training activity.
ADU: Improving the competencies of educators and other adult education staff. Partners from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Latvia and Italy will have the opportunity to enhance their skills on how to conduct successful awareness campaigns in their respective countries. We will share good practices on a website (www.care4autism.eu) and a printed guide.
We selected the adult education priority “inclusion and diversity in all fields of education” because we believe that enhancing social support for adults with autism in Europe within the framework of the principles of maximum personal autonomy can contribute to equal opportunities, non discrimination, social integration and adult education for such a vulnerable group. National / Local Awareness raising events will promote the need for equal opportunities.
1) Reducing stigma and discrimination towards adults living with autism and their family caregivers by sharing successful awareness campaigns,
2) Highlighting effective practices in digital health care services for adults living with autism,
3) Easing caregivers’ level of depression, stress, insecurity and anxiety about the future of adults with autism,
4) Bringing together high functioning adults with autism who wish to develop their digital skills.
1) Good Practices Guide for Adults with Autism and their caregivers with emphasis on digital interventions.
2) National Awareness Events during World Autism Day – April 2022 & 2023.
3) Project meeting in Spain at the Mirandas Foundation and Autismo Burgos – Q&A session with professionals in the University of Burgos (UBU).
4) Final meeting in Brussels in collaboration with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the European Brain Council (EBC).
1) Contribute to an “autism-friendly” environment.
2) Reduce stigma and discrimination towards adults living with Autism and their family caregivers.
3) Share successful awareness events.
4) Share effective practices in digital health care services for adults living with Autism.
5) Promote cooperation at a European level
6) Improve the implementation of educational activities in the field of Autism for all partners.