Heta Pukki is a board member of the Finnish national association for autistic people, Suomen Aspergeryhdistys ry (ASY). From January 2016, she has been running a monthly discussion group on international networking and current affairs for the members of this association. She has a long-term interest in this topic, since the late 1990’s, having found her first contact with other autistic adults on the US-based Autism Network International (ANI) mailing list, going on to encourage the adoption of ANI’s ideas and practices in Europe. She has participated in initiating and organizing autistic-run events in Finland from 1998 on wards, spoken in other countries about organized autistic self-advocacy, and promoted contacts by finding speakers from the UK, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland to visit Finland.