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We are a group of autistic adults that created a self-advocacy to support autistic people in Portugal.

We want to promote the acceptance and inclusion of autistic people in their communities, and be a platform to give voice to people in the Autism Spectrum and their loved ones.

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“I found out I’m Autistic at age 30. And now?
Ever since I have memory I have always felt that I don’t know how to be Human and that I didn’t belong in this world. So from an early age I always looked for what Being Human is like and its behaviors, because I simply thought I was different from the norm, and therefore, I was wrong and completely out of touch with reality.
It was through extensive observation and imitation that I adapted to this society and normative system: how to react to certain situations, how to speak, how to be on every occasion, how to interact with people.”

Raquel Tavares Lebre
(Vice President of APVA)

Support Groups for Autistic and/or Family Members

We have free support groups on weekends, one for autistic people, and one for family members and therapists. If you would like to join us, please register below.

See testimonials from autistic people who participate in the group:


What is Autism?

Autism is not a disease.
It is a neurodevelopmental condition and a neurodiversity, which means that our brains have developed differently compared to non-autistic people.


Learn more about the projects we are developing including how to participate in our support groups.


We will share several downloadable resources targeted to various people in the autism community: Autistics, Parents, Teachers.


We will hold several events, webinars, talks. Here are the upcoming events