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Heta Pukki

President of European Council of Autistic People

Heta Pukki is autistic and partially sighted, as well as mother, family member or close friend of several autistic and otherwise neurologically different people, some of them disabled and some not. Her background is in biology and special education with a focus on autistic adults. She has been involved in developing peer support, advocacy, networks and organisations for autistic people since the late 1990s, in her home country Finland and internationally, in a variety of volunteer and professional roles involving NGO work, project coordination, training and translation of professional literature. She is currently working in a project that develops peer training of digital skills to people with various disabilities.