JL Australian Nominee to Canada

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Raised by 4 people in 37 months
Jean-Louis Hétu is a fourteen-year old boy with autism who commenced painting at the age of eight. It was at this time that the need for an activity to restore his mental health, self-esteem and general well-being was identified. Jean-Louis found that activity in art, particularly in the medium of painting. Through painting, Jean-Louis was not only able to gradually recover his health, but also his ability to concentrate for progressively longer periods in order to complete required academic and learning tasks.

Highlights of this artistic journey are First Prize Disabled Category in the 2012 Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show for the painting, “I Was Happy At Five” and Second Prize in the Under-15 Category in the 2013 Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show for the painting "I Am The Wind". Jean-Louis has also been recognised for his drawings through a Merit Award for his "Monster" drawing at the 2013 Royal Adelaide Show and for "Blue Train" at the 175th Anniversary Royal Adelaide Show (2014).

He has been nominated in the category "Performing Arts Award" for his acting role in Unley Dream Catcher - a documentary adventure of his own life - as well as his roles in creating the science fiction adventure "Dr. Art Goes to Unleywood".

For the 2015 ANCA® World Autism Festival™ , Jean-Louis has been invited to be a representative Ambassador for Australia. Please support him to facilitate his journey from South Australia, Australia to British Columbia, Canada.
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Help support young Duke of Edinburgh recipient Journey to Vancouver.
Bronze Duke of Edingburgh Ricipient
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The Journey is still just beginning and let the fund raising begin.
For those in and around Adelaide drop in
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I am please to announce that JL is having a grand homeschooling ceremonies on the 31 of July. We may have a representative from the Arts Minister Office(Jack Snelling) that is TBA , and Garry Connor representing Member of Legislative Council Kelly Vincent .

JL is likely to receive his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Medal and he will
be commission out as an Ambassador of South Australia to Vancouver, British Columbia to participate with in ANCA Autism Festival with the British Columbia & Yukon branch of the International Duke of Edinburgh community.

To my current knowledge this is a first for a South Australian Duke of Edinburgh participant to be sent out to Canada or any other country.

What an accomplishment for a minimal verbal Autistic Child. We will have many Organization representative participating in this event.

I officially declare the World(At least Canada and Australia) is my son class room for 2015.

To help with the fund raising we are hopping Hon Jack Snelling representative will officially launch Ozyspectrum SALA festival fund raising for the trip. That correct JL and I are participating this year SALA "An Artful Autism Journey"
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Raised by 4 people in 37 months
Created March 3, 2015
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31 months ago
Kylie Mangelsdorf
31 months ago

Wishing you all the best JL x

32 months ago
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