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World Autism Awareness Day - Ageing And Autism: Current Challenges And The Future

  • CaixaForum Barcelona 6-8 Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia Barcelona, CT, 08038 Spain (map)

Within the framework of World Autism Awareness Day events, the Fundació Autisme Mas Casadevall (FAMC), the Autisme La Garriga and the Fundació Autisme Gurú, three institutions that work with people affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Catalonia, have organized the round table "Ageing and Autism: current challenges and the future". The aim of this event is to speak of autism in mature ages, as there are practically no experiences of ASD management in older adults.

The speakers Mr. Pep Mendoza, director of FAMC;  Mr. Rafael Lozano, adult with ASD; and Dr. Joan Cruells, general director of Autisme La Garriga, all moderated by Víctor Adé, director of the Fundació Autisme Gurú, will discuss about how to adapt the activities that people with ASD and a certain degree of ageing need, how they perceive their own ageing and what their health and social needs are.