KFPL Live: Autism Awareness Month

Learn more about the autism spectrum through the stories of two fascinating Kingstonians.

Jay Serdula, well-known swimmer and advocate, will talk about his swim across Lake Ontario and how he succeeded at the swim because of, rather than in spite of, his Asperger's Syndrome. Jay will also address the challenges he faced growing up, the challenges he still faces, and how people with Asperger’s Syndrome think differently.

Lorna-Jean Astle will share her personal journey living with autism, exploring how it impacted her work with special-needs students as well as the current challenge of caring for her elderly mother.

Join us each month for an engaging and informative evening. Featuring a variety of guest speakers, interviews, Q&A, panel discussions and presentations with different themes each month.

Jay Serdula was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 26, having completed grade school, high school and university without any special education. In 2008, Jay swam across Lake Ontario to raise awareness for Asperger’s Syndrome. It took Jay 41 hours to complete the swim. Jay currently has a job in Uxbridge, doing Quality Assurance work, that is, looking for errors in software packages.

This is a drop-in program, with no registration required; admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anne Hall

613-549-8888 x 3528

ahall@kfpl.ca