Our Mission

  1. To advance the state of the art in participatory design for people with autism and intellectual disabilities.
  2. To develop a European-led global collaboration between participatory design researchers and practitioners.
  3. To raise public awareness of, and knowledge about, the many roles people with autism and intellectual disabilities can play in design.
  4. To facilitate participatory design with people with autism and intellectual disabilities by making practical resources and guidelines accessible and easy to use.
  5. To promote a “one size fits one approach”, by cultivating agile, inclusive, responsive approaches to design.
  6. To stimulate debate on ethical issues, policy, and practice relating to the nature of participation, including issues relating to the rights of persons with disabilities, and gender issues.