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PORTUGAL Diversification of the population. HOW MANY ARE THE PORTUGUESE? 10.356.117 persons 5.000.141 men 5.355.976 women Young people (0-14) 20% to 16.

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1 PORTUGAL Diversification of the population

2 HOW MANY ARE THE PORTUGUESE? persons men women Young people (0-14) 20% to 16 % Old people (<65 years old) 13,6% to 16,4%

3 Handicapped people – Age level

4 PORTUGUESE FEDERATION FOR AUTISM APPDA - LISBOA APPDA - NORTE APPDA - COIMBRA APPDA - VISEU APPDA-MADEIRA APPDA- S.MIGUEL e S.ta MARIA APPDA - BRAGA APPDA - SETÚBAL APSA APPDA-ALGARVE

5 FEDERAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE AUTISMO APPDA - Norte APPDA Alentejo APPDA - Coimbra APPDA - Viseu APPDA - Lisboa APSA APPDA - S.Miguel Sta Maria APPDA Aveiro APPDA - Setúbal APPDA - Algarve APPDA Sintra APPDA - Madeira APPDA - Braga APPDA - Leiria

6 MISSION OF THE PORTUGUESE FEDERATION FOR AUTISM The fight for the Rights of persons with ASD and their families Representation of the member associations near National and International organizations VALUES Non-discrimination Solidarity Representativity Association Partnership PRINCIPLES Family/Professionals Partnership Inclusive Education Participation in family and in the community Collaboration of families Representation of the rights

7 To support research on the etiology, phenomenology and therapeutics of autistic spectrum disorders To promote the education and training of the persons with ASD in order to their social and school integration To give support and training to families To improve the quality of life of persons with ASD through the access to a proper diagnosis, early intervention, schooling and education, ocupational and residential centres OBJECTIVES OF THE PORTUGUESE FEDERATION

8 Fighting for the rights of persons with autism and their families The Federation must: Support and colaborate with its associate members; Organise services and promote projects of common interest to its associate members Promote and support the organisation of new associations with the same or similar objectives Disseminate information among its members and to the population at large


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