Our state examination candidate has passed!

On 24 July 2020, our state examination candidate passed! He has received the VMBO-tl diploma. We are very proud of him!

The Ombudsman's report is available


Recently, the Ombudsman made public her report regarding Acato and the municipality of Rotterdam. You can download it here download it. 

Yes! We have won the autism kindness prize

On Thursday, 2 April 2020, the NVA (Dutch Autism Association) awarded the autism-friendliness prizes! 
Sas, our founder, also won an award for founding Acato. She dedicated the prize to our entire team.


Vulnerable children deserve better

Wim de Lau has read Sas Boot's latest book and has written a review for Autisme Magazine which will be published in the second quarter of 2020. We are allowed to give you a sneak preview!

Do you already know this book?

The book on Acato has been available for some time. Balans Digital wrote a favourable review about it. Also want a copy? You can order it here


Share your story with Angry Parents

Are you a parent of a homeless person? Or is your child at risk of becoming a homelitter? You can share your story by filling in the questionnaire on the website of Boze Ouders.
On 20 January 2020, more than 700 stories were delivered to the Education Inspectorate in Utrecht. 

Winter Salon at Galerie Maaskoe


Three of our participants/students have been asked to participate in the Winter Salon of Galerie Maaskoe. You are cordially invited to visit this gallery during the opening weekend, or the weeks after!


The school of your life!

Invitation to an evening of reflection on a school for all

What does a school for all look like? A school where everyone is welcome and everyone can learn? The events of last year surrounding the closure of the 18-unit Acato, a school for children with autism, provide starting points for the table discussions. Conversations about what an ideal school could look like, but also conversations about how Acato is doing now and how things are going with those who were absent then and now. We would like to offer parents, interested parties, professionals and politicians the opportunity to talk to each other (again) and take stock (in between). We would like to welcome you in Studio De Bakkerij. While enjoying a snack and a drink, of course. During this evening, Marjet van Houten (Movisie) will present the first copies of the book 'The Acato Affair, Love and Air, the Basis for Good Education' to Carry van Roozemond (director of Ingrado) and Peter Kwint (SP MP). At the end of the evening there will be a small market where products made by the pupils of Acato can be bought and of course the book De Acato Affaire will be available. The proceeds of the evening will go to Acato. The programme is as follows: 18.00 entry 18.30 - 18.45 introduction by Marjet van Houten and a parent/student 18.45 - 19.45 Soup with bread & table discussions led by Marjet van Houten and Barbara Maaswinkel 20.00 - 20.30 summaries table discussions 20.30 connecting: presentation book The Acato Affair, love and air: the basis for good education 21.00 - 22.00 drinks + market Because of the space in the room and the refreshments, we would like to receive a sign-up if you will be there!


First aid for sitting at home

An estimated four thousand children with autism between the ages of 4 and 18 are forced to stay at home because they do not receive appropriate education. This has to change, says Monique Post of the foundation From Autism View (VAB).

EenVandaag has made a report about it. Watch it here!