Autism not to be feared

Young man shares his experience

Autism is a disability that can isolate a child from his parents, family members, caregivers and teachers, very quickly.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to a young man who has Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism.

Myles McKie has been speaking publicly about his condition for several years now, since he was a teenager, explaining what he went through as a child and stressing the importance of patience and communication. His next talk is in Agassiz on Tuesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. at Kent elementary.

Do Not Fear What You Do Not Know is an open discussion and McKie encourages audience members to ask questions about autism and Asperger’s.

The event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend can RSVP Kent elementary’s Principal Chris Wejr at cwejr@sd78.bc.ca or 64-796-2161.

To see a video about McKie’s journey with Asperger’s, visit www.reachdevelopment.org.