The Family Mental Wellness Festival, organized by Angela Taylor of Inspire Communications and many who worked with her, is going on today at Assiniboine Park. It is open to all. Consider coming down to the Park near the Lyric Theatre as the program will continue into the evening.
Naomi and I purchased a copy of Adam Schwatz's book "Jonathan and the Big Barbeque" for our grandson Zayd. Adam has autism of a type which was previously called Asperger's Syndrome. He is an amazing champion for those with autism. His excellent book is an example of what he can accomplish.
Angela Taylor got things started this morning, and thanked all those who contributed to making the Festival happen.
Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Party leader talked of the importance of better attention to mental health support at the provincial level.
I talked of the important work Angela Taylor is doing emphasizing a better appreciation of neurodiversity - the fact that each one of our brains is different - and that when we better understand the differences in the brains of others - as an example those with autism - we can be more empathetic and appreciative of each others.