Birsen Basar (Breda, the Netherlands, 4th January 1986) is a Dutch-Turkish woman who tries to make autism known in the world. After years of discussions and talks with social care workers Birsen learned at the age of 21 that she has autism. From that moment on she tries to get attention and make autism known among people. She gives presentations in countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey for parents, people with autism, teachers, psychologists, doctors and many other people. She appeared on national television shows in the Netherlands and Turkey and has written 3 books about her life with autism. She is currently working on her fourth book about autism in other cultures.