- To advance the state of the art in participatory design for people with
autism and intellectual disabilities.
- To develop a European-led global collaboration between participatory design
researchers and practitioners.
- To raise public awareness of, and knowledge about, the many roles people
with autism and intellectual disabilities can play in design.
- To facilitate participatory design with people with autism and intellectual
disabilities by making practical resources and guidelines accessible and
easy to use.
- To promote a “one size fits one approach”, by cultivating agile, inclusive,
responsive approaches to design.
- 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.