ABOUT US

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 on the Autism Spectrum and their loved ones.

Questionnaire on clothing needs for children/adults with sensory issues

Around 90% of autistic people have difficulties with sensory stimuli, which have a psychological, physical and social impact. Dear Ocean, an inclusive clothing brand, in partnership with Associação Portuguesa Voz do Autista, developed a collection for autistic adults that met the specific difficulties reported by autistic adults; the result, the Infinity collection, is available at Dear Ocean website.

Based on the excellent acceptance of the proposals created and placed on the market, we now intend to deepen this partnership and make it even more inclusive. Hence, there is now the possibility of creating a line for children between the age group of 4 to 12 years. In that context, we are asking your feedback via the questionnaires on the right, to know what are your specific needs. You can answer for children, or for future lines for adults!

WHAT WE DO

Supporting autistic people in crisis situations - Ukraine

In the context of the need to include and guarantee support to autistic people and their family members in the humanitarian response to Ukraine, a brief guide “Supporting autistic people in crisis situations”, developed by EUCAP (European Council of Autistic People), of which we are affiliated, and Autisme Europe was developed. In this file we provide some information about what Autism is, how to recognize it, how to help and where you can find more information.  It is available in several languages, some AAC material, information on what to do and who to contact for support. You can also join Ukraine Autism Help group online to find different support offers by country in accomodation, transports, autism help, etc.

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.

We are developing several projects and services within the community. Learn more about what we are doing.

See how you can help us!

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK TO US?

You can help us by donating to

PT50 0035 036100002794630 60

geral@vozdoautista.pt

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