Many autistics live in poverty.
In preparation of a forthcoming thematic report to the 26th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2014, the UN's Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, invites civil society organizations, including autistic self-advocacy groups from anywhere in the world and disabled people's organizations, to submit contributions on the human rights impact of fiscal and tax policy.
Please refer to the questionnaire below, available in English, French, or Spanish, for more details. It is not necessary to reply in full to all the questions. Partial responses are also welcome and will be helpful in collecting views of civil society on policies and practices in various countries.
The Special Rapporteur also welcomes the submission of research studies or reports on this topic, particularly those examining how fiscal and tax policies impact the human rights of persons living in poverty.
Please send your contributions, in English, Spanish, or French, as a Word document, PDF, or in a compatible format no later than 20 December 2013 (extended deadline) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autistic Minority International will be glad to assist any national or local autism self-advocacy groups who might wish to respond. Please contact: email@example.com