NAME OF NGO:  Federation of Autism Associations  –  Name in Turkish: Otizm Dernekleri Federasyonu (ODFED)

Address: Kucukbakkalkoy Mah. Derebey Sok. No:8  Atasehir / Istanbul

Postal code and Municipality:  34750 ISTANBUL

Country:  TURKEY

Name of the contact person and position within the organisation:  Ergin GUNGOR – Chairman

Telephone number:  +90 532 294 4100;  official:  +90 532 786 37 47

email address: ; official :


ABOUT US Federation of Autism Associations help autistic people to ensure their full participation in social, economic and cultural life in Turkey. ODFED was established with 10 civil society organizations who work in this field coming together. It is still continuing its activities with 19 active members. Organizations mainly consists of families affected from autism. ODFED carries out public awareness, configuration lobbying and communication activities on autism.

Our Mission Ensure awareness of autism in the social and public sphere in Turkey and work for the creation of an effective public opinion in this area To ensure the elimination of discrimination against persons with disabilities and autism Ensure the participation of autistic persons in social life (education, daily life, work life) the elimination of obstacles and the protection of individuals’ rights and freedoms Assist in the implementation of education and health applications based on the scientific basis Contribute to the realization of legislation in this area To cooperate with international organizations working with similar purposes

Our Principles and Values Autism associations Federation put participation at the forefront in all activities. We are against all forms of discrimination ODFED İS independent from governments, political parties and other governing power. We care mutual understanding, experience sharing and collaboration between our members and with members of other civil society organizations. Aims to make the activities of its members visible and to create added value to these activities and puts these among its principles and targets.