Shedding light on autism

The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation now has 3 educational videos and a teaching guide to help people better understand autism spectrum disorder. The videos, which feature a puppet named Leo who has autism, help kids, parents and educators better relate to and connect with kids with autism.

Thanks to support from the Desjardins Foundation, these innovative tools will help make the world a kinder place for everyone. “Understanding is the first step toward openness and acceptance of others. This is a key factor in helping young people do well in school. That's why we're proud to be involved in this great initiative which uses the fun world of puppets to help people understand what it's like for children with autism,” said Desjardins Foundation manager Nancy Lee.

Check out the videos to learn about children with autism and how to better connect with them.