Harald Neerland

Harald Neerland has over twenty years of experience in advocacy for people with autism in Norway and at the European level.
He has been involved with Autism-Europe since 2008 as a member of the Executive Committee for the past 11 years. He has been involved in the organising committee of two Autism-Europe congresses, 2007 in Oslo and 2019 in Nice.
As a former President of the Norwegian Autism Society, Harald has been a member of several stakeholder engagement committees for the Department of Health and Care Services in the Norwegian Directorate of Health and Social Services.
He has also served as Chairman of the Advisory Group, Autism Unit, National Centre for Competency on Autism at the Oslo University Hospital.
In addition to his voluntary work for autism, Harald is the father of two girls, the youngest of whom is autistic and has complex support needs.
When he is not working on commitments in relation to the field of autism, Harald works as an engineering manager for an international manufacturer of oil and gas production equipment