[en] UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty : Institutionalized children won’t be included

Oral statement by our autistic colleague Erich Kofmel from Autistic Minority International, who is striving to defend the autistics at the UN and WHO in Geneva : Source on the website on the United Nations : http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CRPD/Shared%20Documents/1_Global/INT_CRPD_OCR_19_26968_E.doc More actions by Autistic Minority International : http://www.autisticminority.org/united-nations-conferences/

[pt][en] “A celebration of autism and the autistics” : 1º Encontro Brasileiro de Pessoas Autistas (First Brazilian Meeting of Autistic Persons) – Fortaleza, 22-24 september 2016 – with Eric LUCAS

(DRAFT article by Eric LUCAS) I have had the great luck of participating to the first national forum of autistics in Brazil, from the 22th until the 24th of september 2016, organized by Abraça in the city of Fortaleza. “The autistics do not deserve to be rejected just because they are persons who have a “strange” behaviour…” Read More …

[en][ru] Conference in Almaty (Kazakhstan) with Eric LUCAS – Конференция в Алматы (Казахстан) с Эрика Лукаса – “Almaty autism speech”

Для русского языка, прокрутите вниз On the 12th february 2016 has been organized a conference about autism, in Almaty (Kazakhstan), by a local organization of parents of autistics (Pioneer / Ashyk Alem), especially by a mother (Zhanna) of an autistic boy (Alibek). Here are the various documents available : The text of Eric LUCAS’ presentation Read More …

[en] Oral statement about dignity in mental health by Eric LUCAS, at the World Health Organization, Geneva

Invited at the mhGAP forum 2015 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Eric LUCAS (as an autistic “expert user”) has been able to give testimonies and points of view in various meetings and discussions during these two days. For confidentiality reasons and other reasons, not all of his statements can be published, but here is a statement Read More …

[en] Conference about volunteerism at the United Nations – oral statement by Eric LUCAS

On june 30th and july 1st 2015 was organized the annual conference ‘Volunteerism – Avenue for social transformation” at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Below is an oral statement made by Eric LUCAS, about autism and volunteering : Backup link : in case the audio player above does not work on your system, right-click Read More …

[en] United Nations conference about education, with Kishore SINGH (UN Special Rapporteur) – oral statement by Eric LUCAS

On June 18 2015, Eric LUCAS gave some explanations during a conference about education at the United Nations (at the Palais des Nations in Geneva), presided by Mr. Kishore SINGH (UN Special Rapporteur on education). Here is the audio recording : Backup link : in case the audio player above does not work on your system, right-click HERE and Read More …

[fr] Discours introductif lors de la pré-session d’examen de la France par le Comité des Droits de l’Enfant de l’ONU, le 8 juin 2015

Ce petit discours a été rédigé par les membres de l’Alliance Autiste en charge du dossier, et prononcé par Eric LUCAS devant les membres du Comité des Droits de l’Enfant de l’ONU, à Genève, le 8 juin 2015. (désolés pour la mauvaise qualité audio) Pour plus d’informations, voir http://allianceautiste.org/wp/2015/06/audition-comite-droits-enfant-onu-2015/  

[fr] Explications sur l’éducation et le besoin des autistes d’apprendre la vie dans la société libre par Eric LUCAS à l’UNESCO, le 17 janvier 2014, Paris

Intervention à l’UNESCO d’Eric LUCAS (Alliance Autiste) représentant Autistic Minority International, avec l’aimable autorisation très exceptionnelle du Comité de liaison des ONG (17/12/14) Ci-dessous, enregistrement de la traduction simultanée en anglais (par moments approximative, en raison d’une diction un peu trop rapide) : (si ce lecteur ne fonctionne pas, cliquez ici) Mesdames et Messieurs, Merci pour cette Read More …

[en][fr] Testimony and explanations about autism by Eric LUCAS to the WHO (World Health Organization), on october 10 2014, Geneva

For the original speech in English, please scroll down to the text in blue A l’occasion du “World Mental Health Day” en présence de Mr SAXENA, Mr YASAMI, et d’autres responsables du programme de santé mentale. Mon intervention est un peu “chaotique” (faute de préparation et de sommeil – j’en ai écrit une bonne partie Read More …

[en] Testimony about the forced hospitalisation of autistics by Eric LUCAS, to the UN (United Nations) Human Right Committee, on july 16 2014, Geneva

Main speech of Eric LUCAS : Ladies and gentlemen, It’s not easy for me to speak like this in public, because I’m autistic. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. But I agreed to give my testimony today at the United Nations because of the way mental health laws are applied in France. Twenty years ago, Read More …