European International Autism Congress Edinburgh Sept 2016

Photo: Autism Accreditation stand at Autism Accreditation International Reception European International Autism Congress Edinburgh Sept 2016
Above: Autism Accreditation stand at the International Autism Congress

Autism Accreditation launched their new look in style with a wine and chocolate reception held at the International Autism Congress. The theme of the conference was Happiness, Well-being and Empowerment and Autism Accreditation continued this with a happy themed reception. Autism Accreditation wanted to showcase their new look and vision for the future as well as support the strengths of autistic people.

The evening was filled with music provided by The Tubby Horse Company, a member of which is autistic. Read Callum’s story here (PDF document).

Photo: Tubby Horse in performance Autism Accreditation International Reception European International Autism Congress Edinburgh Sept 2016
Above: The Tubby Horse Company performing

Along with handmade chocolates provided by Harry Specters, an autism enterprise.

Photo: handmade chocolates by Harry Spectors, Autism Accreditation International Reception European International Autism Congress Edinburgh Sept 2016
Above: Harry Specters' handmade chocolates complete with Accreditation logo

The evening received positive praise from attendees and representatives from all over the globe, including Germany, Spain, Norway and New Zealand. Autism Accreditation also had a strong presence within the conference itself with a number of academics posters being exhibited as well as a presentation slot.

A great time was had by all and we hope that our new links with these organisations will help us to spread the fantastic work of Autism Accreditation.