This unique three-year programme has now concluded. It has been the most comprehensive clinical and policy autism research ever done in Europe.
The programme’s most important legacy will be its contribution to the development of future autism research, policy and practice. Through discussions with member states, we are using the ASDEU findings to work towards the inclusion of autism on the agenda of the Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases. As well as its legacy in terms of policy and practice frameworks, the programme’s website will remain online until the end of 2019 as a vital source of information for autistic individuals and their families, as well as for the groups and professionals who provide support. The website includes the executive summary and summaries of all the work programme findings.