The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities is preparing a report on the rights of older persons with disabilities, to be submitted to the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in October 2019.
Concise submissions with input regarding older autistic persons, in English, French, or Spanish, should be sent in Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Questionnaire in English: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Disability/OlderPersons/Questionnaire_EN.docx
Questionnaire in French: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Disability/OlderPersons/Questionnaire_FR.docx
Questionnaire in Spanish: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Disability/OlderPersons/Questionnaire_SP.docx
For the UN's World Autism Awareness Day 2017, Autistic Minority International organized a side event/thematic briefing for the expert members of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on "Ageing and Premature Death on the Autism Spectrum". Speakers included Cos Michael from the UK, Wenn Lawson from Australia, and Alanna Whitney from Canada. We will be making a written submission to the Special Rapporteur based on the ageing-related presentations made at that side event.
If you have any additional input you think we should include in our written submission to the Special Rapporteur, please send it as soon as possible to: email@example.com