About

NCPD - Autistic (Advocacy) Council of Ireland, formerly ICAAN - Irish Council for Aspies and Autistic Networking ASAN for Ireland, Autistic Advocacy Fund/ MIAN/G - Munster Independent Advocacy Network/Group and ASPIRE Mid-West/Horizon Project participants committee :- 1999 - present

Peer and Self Advocacy of people with Aspergers and related disabilities

Proposed:

A service, made up of full members by people - the representative body of people with Asperger's syndrome/Disorder, High Functional Autism, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Tourettes, Savants, other people with Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorder ADD, ADHD, PDD/NOS and related disorders).

AIMS:

To set up local, regional and Irish membership of people in and around the Autistic Spectrum over 16 years old;

To provide education, information and awareness of what we want and how we want... (read more) Mission: AIMS:

To set up local, regional and Irish membership of people in and around the Autistic Spectrum over 16 years old;

To provide education, information and awareness of what we want and how we want it;

To provide Peer to Peer and Self Advocacy to better represent ourselves, and assist those similar to ourselves whom are not so able to express themselves;

To demand and require full and free consultation and representation on Asperger's and Autism Related bodies, organisations, associations and groups;

To provide social, communication and recreational activities for our members;

To develop and organise events, conferences, educational and information about our rights, opinions, and feelings;

To create a Consultative and Rights-based approach to Aspies, Auties, and our cousins where we are valued, appreciated and are allowed to express ourselves freely without fear or threat or censure;

Please feel free to make any changes or suggestions.

1. ASPIRE does NOT represent US

2. Nothing about US without US

3. Aspies are the experts and ought to be consulted

4. Autism Speaks is not a representative body but a eugenics-agenda promoting conservative think-tank and lobby group.  We do not want to be cured, smashed, or beaten for being who we are and change how we live, and think to suit them!