autism

Key dates in our history

24.04.2017

First Care Centre and accomodations opened in Rambrouch, welcoming first residents.

01.10.2016
The Fondation Autisme Luxembourg celebrated its 20th anniversary with a magic show presented by David Goldrake. At the end of the show, the birthday cake made a spectacular entrance on stage. The evening was celebrated in the presence of Ms. Minister of Family, Corinne Cahen and representatives of the City of Luxembourg.

18.06.2016
Fondation Autisme Luxembourg is celebrating its 20th anniversary !

04.02.2016
Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess Heiress visited the workshops of the Day Care Centre and accomodations in Munshausen.

12.03.2015
Visit in Munshausen of Mme la Ministre de la Famille Corinne Cahen.

20.10.2014
Laying of the foundation stone of the building in Rambrouch.

13.06.2014
After-school activities are moved from Capellen to Niederfeulen. 

2-4.05.2014
FAL
co-organises the General Meeting of Autism-Europe held in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. 

02.04.2014
Rebranding: new image for the Foundation with a new logo, new brochures and a new website to increase public awareness of autism. 

15.09.2013
Open day at the Fondation Autisme Luxembourg
Guided tours, exhibitions, children’s games, etc. 

26.03.2013
Signature of the Building Convention for the 2 phases of the Rambrouch project. 

24.08.2012
Signature of the Building Convention for phase 1 of the Rambrouch project. 

02.04.2012
First campaign "Light it up blue" to increase public awareness of autism. 

22.11.2011
Visit by Mr Laurent Mosar, President of the Chamber of Deputies. 

11.11.2011
Introduction of the Code of Values E.S.P.R.I.T.
(Engagement-Commitment, Satisfaction of clients, Performance/Quality, Respect, Innovation, Tolerance) 

18.09.2011
Open day at the Fondation Autisme Luxembourg
Guided tours, exhibitions, films, etc. 

2008
Leisure Convention. Creation of a service providing support, counselling and training for families and professionals. 

2007
The European Social Fund accepts and supports two of the Foundation’s projects :

  • "Study on the employment of persons with autism in an ordinary business setting", cofinanced by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research
  • "Training on care of persons with disabilities and high dependence", supported by the Luxembourg Ministry of Family and Integration and the Ministry of National Education 

09.01.2006
Opening of the 3rd home. 

01.01.2006
New ministerial Convention for residential and day care centres. Boarding fee is financed by the Luxembourg care insurance system and a fixed amount for socio-educational support (ASP) is financed by the Family Ministry. 

25.09.2005
Open day at the Fondation Autisme Luxembourg
Guided tours, exhibitions, films, round-table discussions, etc. 

23.09.2005
First autism weekend organised by the Fondation Autisme Luxembourg, « Urville » Conference in Luxembourg City. 

2004
Diagnostic Convention. 

17.10.2003
Purchase of further land in Munshausen for Day-Care Centre activities. 

02.10.2003
Opening of the 2nd home to accommodate a further 6 persons with autism. 

12.06.2003
Visit by the Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa. 

18.10.2002
Official opening of the Munshausen residential centre. The first 6 residents move into their new home a few days later. 

30.04.2002
Opening of a temporary day care centre in Bourscheid. Thanks to the support of the Commune of Bourscheid, a temporary day care centre opens its doors to prepare the first Munshausen residents. 

29.01.2002
Signature of a second Convention with the Family Ministry (MIFA) to extend the activities of the day- care centre to serve 24 persons. 

11-17.08.2001
First holiday camp for autistic children in Weicherdange and creation of the Leisure service of the Foundation. Many holiday camps and weekend outings will follow this first experience. 

01.09.2000
First employee is taken on. Until this date, all activities of the Foundation had been carried out by volunteers. 

07.07.2000
Publication of the first tender for the building works at Munshausen ; works start shortly afterwards. 

31.05.2000
Creation of the not-for-profit parental association « Association des Parents de Personnes Atteintes d'Autisme de Luxembourg » (APPAAL). Such a parental organisation had not existed until now, as the Foundation lacked such members owing to its legal form and « Autisme Luxembourg ASBL » was a mixed organisation in which parents were in a minority. 

11.04.2000
The Family Ministry signs a convention with the Foundation to build a residential and day centre for 18 persons + 2 short-stay places and daytime workshops for the residents. 

02.02.1999
The Foundation purchases a plot of land in Munshausen to build a first residential centre. 

During 1998
Exchange visits are organised by the Foundation and subsidised by the European Union to several institutions in Spain, Ireland, Belgium and France, in order to gain the necessary knowledge to manage a centre for autistic persons with a severe disability. 

06.10.1996
Fondation Autisme Luxembourg was recognised to be of public utility by the publication of the Grand Ducal decree of 6 October 1996.

18.06.1996
At the initiative of a group of concerned parents and with the support of the non-profit organisation « Société luxembourgeoise pour l'aide aux personnes autistiques asbl», the Fondation Autisme Luxembourg (FAL) is created. Shortly afterwards the non-profit organisation changes its name to : « Autisme Luxembourg ASBL ». 

04.03.1988
Creation of the Institute for autistic and psychotic children by the Luxembourg State. The purpose of this institute is to provide schooling for a certain number of autistic children. This institute is attached to the Special Education Service in the Ministry for National Education. 

29.09.1981
Creation of the first specialised organisation : « Société luxembourgeoise pour l'aide aux personnes autistiques ». It is a not-for-profit organisation whose members comprise professionals, parents and other persons. Over the coming years, this organisation sets up several services for persons with autism. 

No specific initiative relating to autism in Luxembourg prior to 1981.