We are an autistic self-advocacy organisation and a Non-Governmental Organization of People with Disabilities (ONGPD), based in Aveiro, Portugal.

We are an organisation of adults, parents of autistic children and healthcare/education professionals that are autistic. 

We want to promote the acceptance and inclusion of autistic people in their communities and be a platform to give voice to autistic people in Portugal.


Internacional Conference "Autism pelos próprios"
February 25th

The Associação Portuguesa Voz do Autista e is organising with MEP José Gusmão the international conference “Autism by autistic voices”, which took place on 25 February in Lisbon.

“Autism by autistic voices” was an international conference that showed how we can give space to autistic people who are currently working at European and international level. 

EUCAP project to fight violence against autistic people

The European Council of Autistic People, of which we are affiliated, had funding from the European Women’s Lobby to develop a 3-month project on violence against autistic people, in particular autistic women and girls. This project led to a survey on experiences of violence in autistic people, where you can see the results below. EUCAP also opened the initiative “A story beyond violence: collecting texts” so that autistic people, who wished to write their stories on this issue, could do so and you can download the eBook in the link below. 

Auticorpos: Embodying mental health in Autism

AUTICORPOS is a project of the Portuguese Association Voz do Autista, co-funded by INR, I.P.

AUTICORPOS aims, over 6 months, to create an eBook and a training on the barriers that hinder the provision and access to mental health services for adult autistic people in Portugal. The purpose is, besides identifying the barriers, to propose alternatives to overcome them. The project is funded by INR – National Institute for Rehabilitation, and coordinated by APVA – Portuguese Association of Autistic Voices, and relies on the collaboration of mental health professionals.


Autism is not an illness. Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition, which means that our brains developed differently than non-autistic people.. Learn more about Autism here.
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