Autism Awareness

Canada MP Mike Lake advocates for his 16-year-old son.
3:00 | 09/26/12

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Mr. speaker today -- world autism awareness day it also marks fourteen years since my son -- was diagnosed with autism. In many ways -- -- at three or four year old trapped in sixteen year old body. He's non -- has trouble with abstract concepts will cry when -- and we'll loudly or giggle when happy. When something gets on his mind he'll grab my face and inquire with an escalating pop pop pop pop pop up. Until he gets the explanation he needs to move on with his life. He's obsessed with dogs to the point where it'll go nose to nose with any dog he -- regardless of size or demeanor. Something we must always be aware of when -- public. In some ways didn't it's very much like other sixteen year -- he loves making chocolate chip cookies working in the school library and bowling with -- on Saturday mornings. Mr. speaker I never dreamt -- have a son with special needs but I can honestly say I couldn't be more proud of my board. He is always quick with a high five or -- It's never ever a bully and loves everyone without it into judgment. I think we could all use a little more than --

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