Following recent NGO membership to the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), Autism Awareness was invited to present at the annual NGO Orientation Program commencing on Wednesday 1 June 2011 in New York (EST).
We were selected to present as an inspiring NGO and leading autism education and advocacy organisation. The presentation detailed the vital educational and awareness campaigns they facilitate throughout Australia, to increase awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism Awareness is the only Australian autism related NGO , and one of only a handful of autism organisations globally, to have been accepted as a member of this UNDPI.
“It’s such an honour to be invited to present to the United Nations and this amazing group of NGO’s” said Nicole Rogerson, Director and Founder of Autism Awareness. “The response to our presentation today was overwhelmingly positive. Through our new UN affiliation we aim to take Australia’s message, for better understanding and awareness of ASD, to an international audience.’
The conference runs from 1-2 June 2011 at United Nations headquarters in New York.