This week, I went to Flinders University (Adelaide) which is very representative of Australian dimensions… Once off the bus, I had to cross a bridge, a small forest, a gigantic hallway with a food truck (delicious food by the way) and go around a lake to finally reach the point where I was meeting Professor Robyn Young. 

Robyn Young teaches psychology at Flinders University. Her interest in autism and Asperger syndrome started...

In 2015, about 164,000 people were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Australia, representing 0.7% of the population or 1 in every 150 people (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015). 

Employment is widely recognised as an important factor in social inclusion and economic independence.  However, the majority of people with ASD experience obstacles in their search for employment. Indeed, only 40.8% of people with AS...

After travelling for 35h, 5 plane meals and 3 stopovers, here I am, in Adelaide, where spring is beginning to appear. 

I’m marvelously welcomed by a friend, also sensitive to the cause of autism, and who will be part of this report. 

I spent my first days understanding and learning about the Australian culture and, of course, trying out new food wonders (Pavlova, mon amour). 

On purpose, I didn’t schedule any appointment during m...

Before presenting different solutions gathered during my trip around the world, it is essential to give a precise definition of autism. 

The term “autism” was first introduced in 1943 by Léo Kanner and Hans Asperger to define behavioural and communication disorder. 

Until today, this disorder was named Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) according to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases, tent...

Welcome to A Blue World blog! 

This project was created to show the different integration solutions for people with autism throughout the world. 

Autism is still widely stigmatized, made fun of and isolated, in France and in most countries. However, despite worrying school rates and shocking levels of unemployment, beautiful initiatives can be found all over the world. 

The Blue World project wishes to shed light on these initiat...

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