APPAS (France)

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APPAS, the Association for Promoting Sexual Assistance, was founded by its current President Marcel Nuss in September 2013. Since its creation, the Association campaigns for the implementation of trainings dedicated to medical and welfare professionals, the establishment of educational programs, the spread of information and awareness towards medical and welfare professionals, people with disabilities, their families, the organization of discussion groups and the development of partnerships with European associations. In 2015, APPAS organized the first training in sexual assistance for people with disabilities in France and drafted a bill aimed at recognizing sexual assistance which was introduced to some forty parliamentarians.