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World Autism Organisation welcomes you!

With your help, can inform about Autism and related conditions to move
Beyond Awareness
Towards Acceptance, Understanding & Inclusion

PLEASE GET INVOLVED Renew your membership or Become a Member

Individual membership is only 15 €!  Enrol a friend by gifting them  membership – it will help us make a difference!

Please come back often, and make sure you visit the Event and News pages – we will post the latest conferences and events that come to our attention.

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Gifts are welcome all year round — Donate memberships to those who cannot afford them.

–  GIVE A GIFT and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!                            



Of course – all the sessions will be of use to teachers and professionals too!

Let’s Talk Visual Supports:

Learn about Communication Strategies for Home!

FREE Zoom meeting:
2 October 2023, 15h00 UTC; 1 pm EST (U.S.)

Stacy Badon – Everything Autism – Autism4Home

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 9237 2850

Passcode: 779536

Please send your name, surname and email address to:,
so that we can add them to the database for information and the next events,
and that you can be informed when the recordings are ready to be viewed on our website.




Social Media Use and Autism – Teens and Adults:

Learn research updates on the impact of social media use on teens and adults with autism

FREE Webinar:
20 September 2023
, 1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)

Pamela Wisniewski, PhD.

We often equate keeping teens safe online to shielding them from experiencing online risks – such as information breaches, cyberbullying, sexual solicitations, and exposure to explicit content. However, this abstinence-only approach tends to be very parent-centric and does not take into account the developmental needs and teen-centric experiences of our youth, including those who are on the Autism Spectrum. Instead, Dr. Wisniewski’s research emphasizes teaching teens how to appropriately leverage technology to their advantage, stay safe while doing so, and learn how to cope with online risks when they encounter them. As adults, we often assume teens have no personal agency when it comes to their own online safety, and that they cannot effectively manage online risks by themselves. Yet, as parents and educators, it is our job to teach Autistic teens these skills, so that they can become well-formed and independent adults. Autistic teens can disproportionately benefit and be harmed online; therefore, it is important to take evidence-based precautions that protect them from harm without limiting their opportunities to connect with others and benefit from what the internet has to offer. Note: Just like everyone else, Autistic teens all have different strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, the perspectives shared during this talk may not be generalizable to all Autistic teens, particularly those who require more significant (i.e., Level 3) support in their daily lives.


Examining the Transition to Adulthood in Autism:

Challenges and Opportunities in the Aim of Thriving

FREE Webinar:
6 September 2023
, 1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)

David Nicholas, Ph.D.

Tune in to hear David Nicholas, PhD, presenting the results from a study that focused on transition to adulthood in Autism, including considerations for advancing service access and navigation, employment support, and post-secondary education access for Autistic adults. Recent findings addressing post-pandemic capacity-building in these areas will be offered.

This is a joint presentation by ARI and the World Autism Organisation.





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The Autistic Strategies Network is a collaborative initiative by autistic people to optimise autism individually and in society.

“Optimising autism” means making our autism work as well as possible.
We started in South Africa and focus on Africa. We collaborate internationally.
We make mistakes and learn along the way. We invite you to join our journey.

Along with activists from around the continent, we contribute to the Autism in Africa | CRPD project on Twitter and FacebookJoin our mailing list for news of CRPD training events.



The General Assembly will be held online at (to be advised) UTC/ITC/GMT
on Saturday, 4 November 2023.

Subscribed and paid up members may vote. Visitors are welcome but cannot vote.
Registration is essential: send and email to with ‘Request for link for GA attendance’ in the subject line. The link, as well as other relevant information will be sent some days before the event.

It was decided at the General Assembly in 2020 that INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP be reduced from €30 to €15,
to make membership more accessible for those in lesser resourced countries or circumstances.

Click here to: Become a Member

to renew your membership or sign up. (Membership renewal forms get sent out in January).

You also have the opportunity to GIFT membership:
Members may gift or sponsor individual membership by filling in their chosen beneficiary’s details or by sending it as an open sponsorship to be allocated by the Membership committee.

If you would like to apply for sponsored membership, you may do so by sending an email to with SPONSORED MEMBER in the subject line and the following details:

Your name;  whether you are autistic, a family member of someone who is autistic, a teacher, assistant, care worker or how you are involved with Autism;  your postal and email address, country where you live and a short motivation as to why you need to be sponsored.  Sponsorships may be granted depending on donor sponsorships being available.  The membership sponsor committee will take the final decision and no discussions will be entered into.  We would also like to know in what way you hope to make a difference within your community with your sponsored membership from the World Autism Organisation.

The WORLD AUTISM ORGANISATION does not have salaried employees, we are all volunteers, thus any and all funds go towards improving the lives and outcomes of those with Autism and their families.
We are grateful for any and all DONATIONS to support our work:

To DONATE any amount:

WAO Account details:
World Autism Organisation
Barclay’s Bank
53 Fawcett Str; Sunderland; SR11RS; England
Branch code: 20:83:69
Account number: 13790401
SwiftCode: BUKBGB22
IBAN: GB69BUKB20836913790401
Please send proof of payment, including Amount and Full Name of Donor or Organisation Name, email address and telephone number to

Thank you for your support!

We hope that you are keeping healthy and safe by following the rules of sanitising, masking and keeping a safe distance.  It is a difficult time for everyone around the world.  We hope to be able to share some good practices and visual explanations so that it is easier to manage our daily lives within the home and outside in the community and in society.

For more information, questions and notification of broken links,  please send an email to

Definition of Autism

According to our current constitution, Autism is understood in accordance with the definitions formulated in the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder IV) and the ICD 10 (International Classification of Diseases). DSM-V is being used, with the difference that more positive ways of descriptions, reporting or advice are promoted. We are working on updating the constitution to reflect current Good Autism Practice.

Furthermore we are in the process of updating the definition in line with the UNCRPD, We are enlisting the help of Autistics to formulate an Autism-friendly definition which takes into consideration the lived experience of Autism, as well as acknowledging the need for a formal or fairly uniform definition for assessment and diagnostic purposes. We welcome your input to

The objectives of World Autism Organisation are :

  1. to promote among all people and nations the highest possible quality of life for people with autism and their families. To this end World Autism Organisation will act as:

    • an advocate of measures to promote such quality of life;

    • a leader in developing, proposing and recommending such measures;

    • a communicator of plans for and progress of autistic projects and practices;

    • a co-ordinator of efforts of national member associations, government agencies, professional groups and international organisations to advance understanding and services for persons with autism;

    • where no such national organisation exists, provide information directly to autistic people their parents and families and if they so request provide support in the establishment of such an organisation.

  1. to strengthen the self-awareness of persons with autism, to develop their personality, self-respect and sense of responsibility ;

  2. to advance the rights of people with autism and their families without regard to nationality, race, gender or creed, by securing on their behalf from all possible sources, the provision of support, residential, educational, training, employment and welfare health services ;

  3. to create a common bond of understanding among persons with autism, their parents and families throughout the world ;

  4. to promote the interests of persons with autism and their families by bringing about co-operation among organisations representing national endeavour in their behalf ;

  5. to promote the highest possible level of knowledge and competency among professionals of autism, encompassing the most current scientific information and validated techniques.

The functions of the World Autism Organisation are:

To attain the above objectives, the World Autism Organisation, in collaboration with Regional and National Organisations, will work consistently and tirelessly :

  1. to improve and modernise throughout the world public policies and practices governing the education, health, welfare, social security, rehabilitation, employment, sports and recreation for people with autism ;

  2. to encourage the exchange of information and experience between all organisations whose activities relate to the goals of World Autism Organisation ;

  3. to disseminate accurate information and to promote enlightened attitudes on the part of the people of the world towards people with autism ;

    to encourage and co-ordinate the conduct of research and studies in all fields of autism ;

  4. to promote and co-ordinate technical and material assistance in furtherance of the aims of World Autism Organisation in areas where such help is required ;

  5. to solicit the support of national governments, national and international organisations everywhere to support programmes and policies of World Autism Organisation

    and of organisations of and for people with autism and their families, and to assist and to advise those bodies in their implementation ;

  6. to take any other measures necessary or conducive to the achievement of the objectives of World Autism Organisation.