Keyword: Autism

France's €340m plan to improve rights of people with autism

France's treatment of autistic people had been denounced by UN and described as being ‘50 years behind’ rest of world.

Paris café 'Joyeux' proudly staffed by those battling cognitive difficulties

A Paris café called Joyeux has opened with a mission to give people with autism, Down syndrome and other cognitive difficulties an all-too rare chance to earn a living like any other person and be accepted as capable workers in a busy public environment, and its owner plans to open several more outlets around France.  

Campaigners denounce 'shame' of France's treatment of autism

In many countries autistic children are treated with behavioural therapy, but France still favours psychoanalysis, as if autism was a psychosis.