April is Autism Awareness Month

As we are nearing the end of Autism Awareness Month, information about Autism continues to surface. For instance on April 20th, CBC News published an interesting article discussing how researchers in Europe have uncovered alleged ties between autism expert Hans Asperger and the Nazis. To learn more, read the article.

Additionally there have been a range of articles that have been published in April that have celebrated individuals across BC who are making an impact in their communities.

For instance, Matthew Sen is an individual who was diagnosed with Asperger\’s Syndrome when he was 16. Before the diagnosis, he often felt excluded at school and found it difficult to make friends. After the diagnosis, he actually felt relieved and encouraged that he could get support to move forward in his life. He recently published a book called Quiet: A Graphic Novel of Introversion that tells a story similar to his through the eyes of a college-bound girl named Claire. As an artist, Matthew has grown as an individual and also is helping others learn from his own experiences. To learn more about Matthew, his story & his book, please click here.

At CVS, we work with individuals everyday to get out into the community and make a difference in their own way. We commend Matthew and other individuals who are doing the same and are excited to hear that their stories are helping others.