Zsuzsanna Szilvasy

Zsuzsanna is the director of Mars Autism Foundation. She has been involved in autism organisations, both in Hungary and at the European level, for the past fifteen years. Zsuzsanna was the president of the Hungarian Autistic Society for four years and has played a key role in advocating for the rights of people with autism in Hungary, as well as providing advice to organisations and families about their rights and best practices. She also played a central role in the organisation of the 2013 Autism-Europe’s XI International Congress which was held in Budapest, Hungary.
She has been the president of Autism-Europe from 2012 to 2019.
In addition to her work for autism, Zsuzsanna is also the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum in need of a high-level of support and works in a deinstitutionalisation project.
Zsuzsanna speaks Hungarian, English, Spanish, and German.