Office of the Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate, August 23, 2011 - Saint John
Child and youth advocate reaches out to Saint John autism community
Christian Whalen, acting child and youth advocate, is encouraging families to contact his office if they have concerns about services available to autistic children. He extended this invitation while attending the third annual Art for Autism showcase, held at the Community Autism Centre in Saint John. From left, back row: Debbie McDonald, executive director, Community Autism Centre; Whalen; John McDonald; and Meaghan MacDonald, a summer student who helped organize the showcase. They are joined by three youths from Saint John, pictured in the front row, who contributed artwork to the event.