Montreal, QC – Montreal’s first autism convention was held at the Cosmodome in Laval, drawing attendees from across the community, including individuals on the spectrum and the families of loved ones who are living with the disorder.
Designed to inform attendees of the resources that are currently available, the convention featured a display of GPS tracking devices for those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provided information regarding numerous programs offered in the city. The convention also provided several adult guest speakers who are living with the disorder with the opportunity to discuss and relate their personal experiences.
Created by Johanne Leduc, the president of Salon de L’Autisme and the parent of two sons with ASD, the convention is geared towards ensuring that there is a platform through which all treatment options are made available in one central area for whoever is in need of them.
“There is a lot of service, otherwise there wouldn’t be any people around here. The problem as a parent is that we have an impression that here are no services.”
Because many parents feel that there aren’t an adequate amount of treatment options offered in the community, the convention will presumably play a crucial role in raising awareness regarding the various services that are available.
The original article on the CTV News Montreal website can be read here