Montmorency magazine helps students with autism adapt to college life

January 5, 2017

A magazine titled “Lunatic” out of Collège Montmorency has provided a valuable place for students with autism to connect, integrate into college life, and develop workplace skills, says Maclean's. In addition to providing students an opportunity to make friends, “I also wanted to expose them to an activity that resembles a work setting, so they could develop skills of teamwork, of respecting deadlines and having responsibilities,” says Montmorency Guidance Counsellor Émilie Robert, who started the magazine after noticing an increasing number of incoming students with autism spectrum disorder diagnoses. The article offers several statements from students who feel that they have become better connected with the college and other students as a result of the magazine. Maclean’s