FPDA – The Federação Portuguesa de Autismo.
The Federação Portuguesa de Autismo is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation for people with disabilities registered under the Portuguese law that includes 13 parent associations all over the country (mainland Portugal as well as Madeira and Azores). FPDA was founded in 2003.
The member associations of FPDA are independent non-profit NGOs but work together in projects, campaigns and other activities. Their common objectives, values and principles are: inclusion, non-discrimination, solidarity, representativeness, association and partnership. They support around 3,000 autistic people and their families, giving them advice and providing services.