World Autism Organisation



  1. To give hope to all people with Autism and their families.
  2. Radically improve diagnostic services, assessment, care and treatment.
  3. Made educational systems more Autism friendly and individually focused.
  4. Ensure that services of excellence are available to all people with Autism who need them.
  5. Accelerate research into the prevention, cause and care of Autism.
  6. Above all to ensure that people with Autism world-wide are treated with dignity and respect.
“There is no substitute for the strength that parents can give each other.”

Role Function and Activities of WAO:

  • Giving a Voice to People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Protecting and Advancing Rights
  • Ensuring Appropriate Education
  • Promoting Best Possible Practice
  • Ensuring Appropriate Research
  • Fostering a Welcoming Society


Specific Activities of WAO:

  • Description of Autism
  • Charter of Rights
  • Prevention of Abuse
  • Best Medical Practice
  • Research
  • Support for Local and Regional Action
  • Congresses and Information
  • Support for Developing Areas


For further information, please see the World Autism Organisation website.

About Us

The Irish Society for Autism was created in 1963, and has long campaigned for the cause of Autism in Ireland and Worldwide. We are the longest established specialist service for people with Autism in Ireland. The Society was formed...
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