The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Beaver Lodge # 6 has adopted Autism & Arts in the Laurentians (AAL) as an ongoing project. AAL is a free weekly arts program and friendship club for English speaking teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. The program is the first of its kind in the region and was created in response to the lack of autism specific services for Anglophone families in the Laurentians.
On September 11, 2018 Noble Grand, Marilyn Adams & Secretary Bruce Adams of Beaver Lodge #6 accompanied by Grand Master I.O.O.F. Quebec, Lynn Matthews Jones & 7 other members of the lodge presented the order’s first endowment of $2000 to AAL co-founders Melanie Bujold & Julie Chou-Lachapelle in Lachute.
The I.O.O.F. is a benevolent society operating in 30 countries around the world. Their support of AAL will help fund the program’s expansion to Ste-Agathe starting in October 2018. Currently, AAL is offered at Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute through the Community Learning Center every Wednesday afterschool.
For information on AAL in Lachute, please contact Melanie Bujold at (450) 562-8571Ext. 8449 or [email protected] and Karen Axford at (819) 326-2563 Ext 8918 or [email protected] for AAL in Ste Agathe. For information on I.O.O.F., please contact Bruce Adams, Beaver Lodge #6 Secretary at (450)562-8727.
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