AFK receives startsocial consulting scolarship 2017

startsocial is a nationwide contest promoting volunteer work under the patronage of chancellor Angela Merkel. Under the motto “Help for the helpers”, every year startsocial grants 100 four-month consulting scholarships and monetary prizes to outstanding social initiatives.

startsocial promotes social commitment by enabling knowledge transfer between the economy and social initiatives. A successful participation by now is seen as a quality seal of excellent social commitment. The Autism-Research-Cooperation was able to win the jury’s approval.

So, from November on, the AFK will receive advice and guidance from experts from the economic, public and non-profit-sector, and continue its development. Detailed feedbacks, personal consultations, opportunities for further professionalization and a variety of new contacts will help generating new projects and optimize existing projects. We are happy to have been awarded this grant and look forward to the coming collaboration.


Autism-Research-Cooperation (AFK) receives “Anti-Stigma-Prize 2016” from the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)

The AFK received an Anti-Stigma-Prize during the DGPPN’s annual congress in the Messe Berlin last year. For the 14th time, initiatives worthy of promotion, that conduct educational work and contribute to greater tolerance have been honored.

The prize included 10,000 EUR and was awarded to three initiatives. Silke Lipinski, member of the AFK and of Prof. Dziobek’s Social Cognition Group, accepted the award on behalf of the AFK.