On April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). On that occasion all other partners of the Erasmus+ project Digital Inclusive Tool (DiGiTool) joined Autism-Europe in an awareness raising campaign with its member organisations dedicated to “A happy journey through life”.
At the heart of Autism-Europe’s current campaign is promoting the needs and wishes of autistic people and their families with regard to key issues such as access to personal choice, education and employment. The campaign is also indicating that adequate support for inclusion in the community, independent living and access to health are vital to ultimately improve quality of life of children and adults on the autism spectrum. This illustrates that a holistic approach is needed across the lifespan to ensure autistic people can live happy and fulfilling lives.
During their transnational partners’ meeting the end of March in Sardinia, Italy, partners got ready to join the campaign.
The DiGiTool project where Autism-Europe joined partners from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, aims to improve the inclusion of young people on the autism spectrum through using digital tools in the classroom. To achieve this, during the course of this project, teachers working with autistic students will undergo trainings on how to interact with them. After all, inclusion in the classroom leads to a better quality of life of autistic people in line with their “happy journeys through life.”