Agenda for 25 September 2021 meeting

Agenda for 25th September 2021 board meeting

Meeting to be held at 2 pm on Saturday 25th September 2021
at #autscape

1. Approvals
1.1. Minutes of the 28th August meeting, posted on the list on 28th August (link 1, link 2).

2. Ratifications
No ratifications.

3. Proposals
3.1. The Company Secretary proposes that the Board select a date for the 2021 AGM
3.2. The Venue Search Coordinator proposes that the Board select the venue for Autscape 2023
3.3. The Honorary Secretary proposes that Autscape Organisation sign a letter (Appendix 1) expressing support for the petition by the Spanish organisation CEPAMA
Signatures are being collected from autistic people's organisations across Europe to support the demand that Spanish authorities adopt a plan to raise awareness and prevent violent crime against autistic people.

4. Follow-ups
No follow-ups

5. Role reports

6. Any Other Business

The closed part of the meeting

7. Roles
7.1. Event manager 2022
7.2. Membership secretary
7.3. EUCAP campaign team member
- Planning of an international campaign to showcase autistic strengths to be started this year.
7.4. Presenter for the EUCAP webinar (20th Nov)

8. Any other business

Appendix 1

xx September, 2021
To Carolina Darias, Ministra de Sanidad de España

The Spanish organisation Comité para la Promoción y apoyo de las niñas y Mujeres Autistas (CEPAMA) has published a petition to draw attention to the problem of harassment and violent crime against autistic people. CEPAMA has urged public authorities to make a plan to promote the recognition of autistic people and their general visibility in Spanish society. They emphasize that this plan should involve autistic people in active roles, informing the public about the positive aspects of autism.

We wish to express our concern for the safety and well-being of autistic people in Spain. We endorse the requests made by CEPAMA, and voice an urgent appeal to the Spanish authorities to give them serious consideration, since in many cases, health and even lives of vulnerable autistic people are at stake.

With respectful regards,