Bulahdelah, New South Wales, Australia – Daniel Sayhoun, 17 has been shortlisted for a national award. The 17 year old was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at the age of two and described by his paediatrician as “the most extreme case seen in his 20 year career“.
The Manning River Times reports that Daniel has now been shortlisted for the Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia) National Recognition Awards in the category of ‘Inspiration Award for Individual Achievement.’
The awards will be held in Sydney on Tuesday, April 8, during World Autism Awareness Month.
Daniel has helped to raise awareness of autism in his community. He has spoken about autism at primary and secondary assemblies to students, staff and parents and has also created a movie explaining the condition which was presented to individual classes from years three to 12.
The Aspect National Recognition Awards recognise outstanding support and contributions from parents, volunteers, professionals and individuals to the autism community.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s leading service provider for autism.
The original article in the Manning River Times can be read here