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Congratulations Jean-Louis!

Jean-Louis Hétu, learns French at OAC. His interests also include horse riding, art, working out at the gym and computing. He has won awards for his art and this year he is participating in the 2015 SALA festival, SALA "An Artful Autism Journey".

This year he has been nominated as a performing artist for the 2015 International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) Awards.

The INAP Awards celebrate the talents and abilities of autistic people and the wonderful work done by individuals and organisations supporting the autistic community. They are an integral part of the 6th Autistic Network for Community Achievement (ANCA) World Autism Festival to be held in the city of Vancouver in Canada from 1st – 6th October, 2015.

Jean-Louis has also been working towards the attainment of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Medal Award, an internationally recognized development program for young people aged 14 to 25. On Friday, July 31st, Jean-Louis was presented with his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Medal at a special ceremony held to celebrate his many successes.

Jean-Louis will be travelling to Vancouver to represent South Australia at the World Autism Festival. He will be an Ambassador of South Australia to Vancouver, British Columbia to participate in the ANCA Autism Festival with the British Columbia & Yukon branch of the International Duke of Edinburgh community. This is a first for a South Australian Duke of Edinburgh participant!

We wish you all the best in Vancouver!


Photo: Jean-Louise receiving his Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award