Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when you share the end goal. 

Harald Neerland is the President of Autism Europe, an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of autistic people and their families and help them improve their quality of life. Originally from Norway, Harald is also a father of a young autistic woman. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss: 

  • Harald’s daughter’s strengths, interests, and living situation

  • How Harald assesses her quality of life

  • The level of awareness and services available in Norway

  • Inclusion vs integration

  • Describing autism based on level of need rather than diagnostic criteria

  • Autism Europe’s mission, policy work, and research initiatives

  • Why researchers and practitioners need to work together

  • Bringing mental and somatic health to the forefront of the political discussion

  • Objectives Harald wants to complete before the end of his term 

To learn more about Harald Neerland and his work, please visit


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