The Project

One of the main objectives of the atelier of visual arts is to provide a diversified experimentation of supports, materials and techniques of the visual arts in order to promote the creative and imaginary potential of the person with Asperger's Syndrome. The Inmyhands gallery meets the goal of a wide and multifaceted dissemination of the artistic works created by the hands of these talented young people.

Sónia Moreira - Visual Arts teacher/Instructor



The project Inmyhands of the Portuguese Association of Asperger’s Syndrome, is an online art gallery, composed of artwork created by the imagination and creativity, guided by the hands of people with autism spectrum disorders, particularly with Asperger’s Syndrome.

One of the objectives of this digital platform is to promote and disseminate the creators’ artistic ability, fostering social integration and the sharing and selling of the works.

The aim of this gallery is to be an innovative tool that functions as an alternative for to the art markets already existing and sometimes difficult to access.

The platform will also promote auctions, exhibitions and highlights of the gallery’s artists.

The sustainability of the project is assured through a division of the value generated by sales, between the institution and the artist.

APSA is interested in promoting the integration on an artistic level, of national and international institutions which dedicate their activity to improve the quality of life of people with autism spectrum disorders.



  • Boosting new channels of artistic and cultural diffusion;
  • Creating new alternatives to art markets;
  • Promoting the integration and inclusion in society through art;
  • Promoting works of art created by people with autism spectrum disorders;
  • Stimulating autonomy, self-knowledge and self-esteem;
  • Developing communication and social interaction;
  • (IN)Formation and awareness of the community for the inclusion and integration of people with autism spectrum disorders;
  • Creating national and international partnerships.

Expected outcomes

  • Learning new processes of artistic creation;
  • Recognition and financial return for the artist and the institution;
  • Dissemination of the gallery in a national and international level;
  • Global and accessible platform;
  • Creating an innovative and sustainable project;
  • Enhancing synergies with other artists and institutions;
  • Activities and visits to museums, galleries and other cultural institutions.


The development of this project has integrated volunteers and people with Asperger’s Syndrome in the team. We want to say “Thank you” to each one of them, for their contribution.





INR - National Institute for Rehabilitation, IP

This project was co-financed by the National Institute for Rehabilitation (IP), an integrated public institute currently under the supervision of the Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security, with administrative autonomy and its own assets.

The guarantee of equality of opportunities, the fight against discrimination and the valorization of people with disabilities, with a view to promoting their fundamental rights, are the guiding principles of the National Institute for Rehabilitation, IP.

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CEPSA - Social Value Awards

The project is also co-financed by CEPSA in the scope of the Social Value Awards.

The purpose of the Social Value Awards is to recognize and promote social initiatives that favor the inclusion and well-being of disadvantaged entities or individuals, as well as promote these values of solidarity among our employees.

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The Portuguese Association of Asperger’s Syndrome is a nonprofit Private Social Solidarity Institution, founded in Lisbon on the 7th November 2003, by the will of a group of parents. APSA supports and guides people with Asperger Syndrome of all ages as well as their families.

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