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The Autism Strategy for Northern Ireland Laying the FoundationsPolicy SummitDr. Pat MatthewsIrish Society for AutismEuropean Charter of Rights for Persons with Autism 9th May 1966

The right to live independentlyThe right to representation and involvement as far as possible in decisions affecting their futureThe right to accessible and appropriate education, housing, assistance and support servicesThe right to freedom from fear, threat and abusive treatmentAnd that these right should be enhanced and enforced by appropriate legislation in each member state.

World Autism Awareness DayUnited Nations 18th December 2007Decided to designate 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2008.

Invited all members States, relevant organisations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organisations, to observe World Autism Awareness Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of autism.United Nations Resolution 2012United Nations adopted a resolution on addressing the socioeconomic needs of people with Autism - 12th December 2012.As is evident in the resolution before the Assembly, those suffering from autism and development disorders needed dedicated and professional support services, and robust public and professional awareness programmes that enabled integration into society. This would require a coherent framework for international cooperation, awareness raising programmes and provision of adequate fundingThe ASD Strategy plan for Wales 2008The Scottish Strategy for Autism 2011The Autism Act (Northern Ireland) 2011The Autism Bill (Ireland) 2012Proposal for a European Strategy for Autism 2013


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