460th Meeting 21st Session Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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Side-Event: On the eve of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), Autism-Europe with CRPD, aims at highlighting ways to tackle barriers faced by autistic people when implementing the UNCRPD in various fields of life.



Stéf. Bonnot-Briey (Autism-Europe);

Olivier Zimmermann (Autisme Genève);

Nigel Borg (self-advocate, Malta);

Heta Pukki (Autistic Spectrum Finland);

Alistair De Gaetano (moderator and chair of the autism advisory council Malta).

13.50 – Welcome by H.E. David Cassar – Chargé d' Affaires, Permanent Mission of
the Republic of Malta to the United Nations Office in Geneva

13.55 – Introduction by the Chair: Alistair de Gaetano – Chairperson, Autism
Advisory Council, Malta

14.00 – Nigel Borg (self-advocate, Malta) – Removing barriers to education

14.05 – Stéf. Bonnot-Briey (Autism-Europe) – Access to employment

14.10 – Heta Pukki (Autistic Spectrum Finland) – Fostering access to services

14.15 – Olivier Zimmermann (Autisme Genève) – Raising awareness and
developing understanding of autism

14.20 – Open discussion

14.45 – Closing remarks