It was a happy birthday after all for a boy from Argenteuil.

Noah Dubé turned 11 on May 11.  Noah has autism spectrum disorder and was unable to have a birthday party this year and could not return to school this week even though many other elementary students in Québec returned to class.  Due to having autism spectrum disorder with integration difficulties, going back to school this week could have been destabilizing.

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police officers of the MRC d’Argenteuil heard about an emotional Facebook post Noah’s mother had made on a COVID-19 Facebook group about the situation her son was in.  The police officers decided to pay a visit to Noah at his home, where he lives with his mother and two sisters.

MRC d’Argenteuil SQ Director, Lieutenant Matthew Mulcair, accompanied by Sergeants Labelle and Gervais, presented Noah with a small gift of SQ promotional items.  The officers were careful to respect physical distancing during their visit but wanted to make sure Noah knew his birthday was not forgotten.

In response to his mother’s Facebook post, more than 1,200 people have since wished Noah Dubé a happy birthday or sent a message of support to his family.

11 year-old Matthew Dubé. Submitted photo from MRC d’Argenteuil SQ.