The Train-ASD project will take part in a virtual conference on access to education hosted by Autism-Europe and developed in the framework of the Erasmus+ project, ASD-EAST. 

Taking place from the 8 to 28 June, the conference aims to provide all interested stakeholders across Europe with the opportunity to learn about the teacher education curriculum and training materials in relation to autism. Train-ASD project partner Christine Syriopoulou from the University of Macedonia will present the Train-ASD project to participants.

The conference will be available on the ASD-EAST website in English and attendees will have access to the conference content from 8 to 28 June. During the conference, there will also be the opportunity to discuss issues with people who support children with autism in education.

To register for the conference, click here.


Full programme

Welcome Welcome and Introduction – Harald Neerland, President of Autism-Europe

Message from MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos

Message from MEP Miriam Dalli


Part 1) Discovering the ASD-EAST project Introduction to the project – Dr David Preece, University of Northampton

ASD-EAST Identifying teachers’ training needs – Dr David Preece, University of Northampton

ASD EAST curriculum and training materials – Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova, University of Northampton

Evaluations findings – Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova, University of Northampton

Teacher testimonials – What are my impressions of ASD-EAST training? – Biljana Sterjadovska-Stojcevska (Special educator and rehabilitator)

Policy recommendations – Catherine Canil, Autism-Europe


Part 2) General recommendations to foster access to education for autistic learners and related initiatives

Autism-Europe’s recommendation on promoting access to inclusive education – Aurélie Baranger, Autism-Europe

Introduction to the Train-ASD project – Christine Syriopoulou, University of Macedonia



An online discussion forum will be available for participants to post comments and questions – moderators: Dr David Preece and Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova



Feedback and certificates – Participants will be invited to fill in an evaluation form and will receive a certificate of completion


About the ASD-EAST Project

The ASD-EAST project is an Erasmus+ project which aims to support specialist teachers in Croatia, Poland and the Republic of North Macedonia in addressing the inclusion of children with autism in education, by providing them with appropriate skills, knowledge, effective strategies and locally-appropriate training.