Congress Theme: Quality of Life – Research, Policy and Practice

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Welcome Note

As we say in Ireland “Céad Míle Fáilte” or One Hundred Thousand Welcomes.

AsIAm, Ireland’s Autism Charity is honoured to be hosting the 14th Autism Europe Congress in Dublin in September 2025. As young, autistic-led organisation we are committed a vision of an Ireland and Europe in which every Autistic person is accepted “as they are” – equal, valued and respected. Core to this vision is Autistic people having the same chance in every aspect of our societies and of course exploring, understanding and achieving a high quality of life for Autistic people and that is why we are delighted to have selected this theme, through direct consultation with Autistic people, family members and professionals across Europe.

Our Scientific Committee embodies our commitment to partnership and co-production bringing together a diverse range of experts from across numerous disciplines and geographical locations, with diverse experience as Autistic people, family members, researchers and professionals. We believe our inclusive approach to the organisation and management of the Congress will raise the bar moving forward and ensure all feel welcome and valued during the event, and leave with new tools and knowledge to inform day-to-day live, research and practice into the future.

Dublin is a vibrant, modern city which is leading the way in promoting autism inclusion, acceptance and accessibility having recently committed to work with our organisation to become the world’s first accredited autism-friendly capital city. It is sure to provide a wonderful backdrop to connect with friends and colleagues, and meet new ones, and we look forward to putting together a warm, accessible social programme which will showcase Ireland’s world famous hospitality.

Do join us in Dublin next year – whether it be as a speaker, an exhibitor, to present a poster or attend as a delegate!

Is Mise leas meas,

Adam Harris
Autism Europe International Congress Chair

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