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Eastern Townships: April 2013 Archives

Living with autism: social and professional challenges

Autism Month guestsApril is autism awareness month. It's a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the many people who live on the autism spectrum, but also to acknowledge the social and professional realities they live day to day.

This week, our Sarah Rogers met with a group of young adults in the Eastern Townships who live on the spectrum. She joins us in our Sherbrooke studios to tell us more.

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A dress drive to make formal affordable

dress-2.JPGIn 2009, the Lennoxville and District Women's Centre opened Boutique Encore. This second-hand store runs on donated women's clothing and volunteers, with profits to benefit its programming.

This year, they launched their first prom dress drive with the goal of making those formal events a little more affordable for the girls who attend them. Sarah Rogers stopped by Boutique Encore to talk to volunteer Brenda Hartwell & centre director Terry Moore. 

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Federal prison chaplaincy services loosing faith

tim-smart.jpgLast fall, we told you about cuts to part-time chaplain positions in federal penitentiaries.

Almost fifty part-time chaplains' contracts, 12 of them in Quebec, were set to expire and not be renewed at the end of March. Reverend Tim Smart was one of them.

For the past three years, he has served as a part-time Protestant chaplain at the medium security Cowansville Institute in the Eastern Townships. We've reached him this morning in Sutton.

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