Princess Marie of Denmark will visit Greenland later this month to attend an autism conference for her patronage the National Association for Autism.
Princess Marie will visit Nuuk, Greenland from 14-17 March.
While there, she will attend the Autism Conference and deliver the keynote speech, meet children, youth, and adults who are living with autism, and will attend a reception for the National Association for Autism Greenland.
“There is a need for knowledge about autism in Greenland, and there is need for efforts that can help Greenland families in Greenland, so they do not need to move their lives to Denmark, to a specialised kindergarten or schooling,” reads the press release announcing the conference.
The Association will also “talk about how they recruit and support autistic people…”
The aims of the National Association for Autism, which was founded in 1962, are to “disseminate knowledge and understanding of the difficulties autism causes…we want to ensure that services for people with autism have the necessary quality and is based on individual needs. It is our goal to create the best possible conditions for people with autism.”
The National Association for Autism says that it reaches “far and wide” in its work for autism awareness.
“From the genesis of laws in response to the current political agenda that affects our target group…through articles, press releases, debates, consultation response, ministerial meetings, cooperation with Danish disability organisations, etc., we are able to follow up on current affairs to the benefit of our audience,” reads its official website.
Princess Marie is the patronage of several health-related organisations, including The AIDS Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation, and is patron of the Danish Ski Federation, the Danish National Commission for UNESCO, DanChurchAid, the Danish Student House in Paris, and the Copenhagen Food & Cooking Festival, among others.