In Quebec and around the world, autistic people are often abandoned by governments and the system as a whole as soon as they reach adulthood. To raise awareness about this reality and the important contribution these unique people can bring to society, our Chairman Andrew Molson is hosting a fundraiser benefitting Autism withour limits, a charitable organization that supports personal fulfillment and social inclusion of high-functioning adults with autism. The October 5 event will also be the Quebec premiere of How To Dance in Ohio, a documentary filmed at Dr. Emilio Amigo’s clinic where young autistic people and their parents learn to live in society.
In an interview published in the October 2 edition of La Presse+, Andrew shares the personal reasons that prompted him to organize this event, which will bring together the entire Molson family, Dr. Amigo and many Quebec celebrities affected in some way by autism.
“I was completely overwhelmed by the movie. I was so deeply moved and touched by it that I wasn’t even able to watch it until the end,” says Andrew. “At the same time, I thought it was absolutely necessary that as many people as possible see this film, especially the parents of autistic children.”
About Autism without limits
AWL is a charitable organization that supports personal fulfillment and social inclusion of adults with autism with high functioning level. AWL endeavors to create for them socially-balanced life and training environments to develop their autonomy and help them reach their full potential, while preventing isolation and subsequent mental health problems. These adapted, hands-on learning environments are launching pads toward their future.