Thursday, September 10, 2009

Adults With Autism Finding Their Place

Wonderful story from a monthly publication in Montreal called The Senior Times. Check this out.

MONTREAL -- As you walk into Darlene Berringer’s apartment on Sherbrooke near Greene, Yosef Robinson and Ansovina Dolce take you into the room where they are working on their projects.
Yosef is 27 and has a master's degree in urban planning and Anso is working on her art.
“Each of them is brilliant in their own respect,” Berringer says of her autistic students. Her mission is to integrate them fully into careers where their talents and personalities can shine. Berringer was the founding director of Giant Steps, a school for autistic children and adolescents. It started small, she says, in a church basement in Pointe Claire. The school now has branches worldwide.

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