April is World Autism Awareness Month. Join us for an insightful presentation by Comox Valley author Teresa Hedley as she shares highlights from her memoir What’s Not Allowed: a Family Journey with Autism and discusses lessons she has learned about what matters on the Autism journey.
Teresa says that while the book is a memoir, it’s full of information she says is useful to any families dealing with life on the spectrum.
What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey With Autism tells the tale of Erik from womb to emerging adult. Written with compassion, humor and keen observation, we are taken inside the shoes of autism and invited to link arms with the Hedley family as they nurture Erik from boy to man. Heartfelt stories highlight themes around autism support and allow us an intriguing glimpse into the mind of autism.
Teresa Hedley is a mother of three young adults. Her son, Erik, has autism. As an educator and teacher trainer, Teresa taught English in Canada, Japan, Greece, Spain and Germany. Later, as an armed forces family, the Hedleys lived coast to coast in Canada. Aiming to build resilience in children and families living with autism, Teresa and Erik co-wrote a twenty-article series for Autism Ontario’s Autism Matters magazine entitled, “I Have Autism and I Need Your Help.” Additionally, Teresa worked directly with families and school boards in Ottawa as an autism consultant and advocate.
This event will be held on Zoom and everyone is welcome to attend. Please click the website link to join.