Reflections by Dr. Pat Matthews


This year 2012, the World Autism Organisation decided to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day by inviting 19 people, parents, professionals and people with Autism to revisit the Charter of Rights and to share their wisdom and experience with us, it is a treasure trove of thoughts and ideas that reflect on the rights, dignity and respect that are due to our most vulnerable people.

These reflections on the European Charter of Rights demand action demand the development of Autism specific legislation. It challenges all of us to examine our consciences. It demands that people with Autism be treated as people – citizens of the world who are entitled to participate in the development of Society in accordance with their individual capacity and dignity and human beings.

-Dr. Pat Matthews

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