Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Connor Yates, a 10 year old with Autism- steps up to the Mic at his school.

Thank You Connor, for being able to share with your class and around the Country, what it is like to live with Autism. It's so very valuable to be able to hear it from you. You are the expert, and we are listening. Thank you again. 

Public speaking is hardly something anyone enjoys. Remember how terrifying it could be as a kid? Well, Connor Yates could teach us all a thing or two.
The 10-year-old student in Fort St. John, B.C. has high-functioning autism. And until last month, he didn't want anyone to know about it.
But he was struggling socially at school, said his mom Chantelle Yates, so Connor decided it was time to tell everyone.
He stepped up to the microphone at the Bert Ambrose Elementary School speech competition last month, and gave a three-minute presentation.

"I have autism, I want to tell you about it" - Connor Yates ‪#‎inclusion‬
"I have autism and I want to tell you what it is and what it is like living with it."

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