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APSA marks International Asperger’s Syndrome Day with online forum

On February 18th, International Day of Asperger’s Syndrome, the Portuguese Association of Asperger’s Syndrome (APSA) promotes a forum dedicated to young people between 18 and 38 years old, through the Zoom platform.

This online forum aims to listen to young people, to understand how they are living this particularly different moment and how they see the future” explains Piedade Líbano Monteiro, president of APSA, stressing that “the pandemic COVID 19 forces us to confinement and distance social – behaviors that have a negative impact on the well-being and mental health of everyone and are particularly counterproductive for people with Asperger’s Syndrome”. “It is natural that fear and uncertainty can converge on a set of doubts about the future. This initiative aims to encourage young people to share their difficulties and is a way of adapting the work we do on a daily basis to the current circumstances. If we can help to live this moment with more serenity and see the future with more optimism, we are pleased to fulfill our role”.

The forum runs from 17:30 and will be mediated by a Social Service technician and an Intervention technician. Anyone interested should register by February 15th by sending an email to moveon@apsa.org.pt. Participation is free, with registrations limited to a maximum number of 20 participants.

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