Welcome to My World is a podcast created by Louis, a member of the Representative’s Social Media Youth Team. Louis is a Métis youth with primarily high-functioning Autism-Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as other invisible disabilities. His podcast provides an authentic glimpse of life from the point of view of a person living with developmental disabilities – including his personal experiences and tips. New podcasts will be uploaded regularly. Stay tuned for more of Louis’s unique perspective!
A difficult topc: on dealing with having to prove you’re disabled. Louis talks about the abuse of disability benefits by a few people, and how that makes it tougher for those who need them.
How do you cope with a bad day? In this episode, Louis talks about his strategies for calming down when life gets to be too much.
What does Métis look like? As weapproach National Aboriginal Day, Louis shares his thoughts on fitting into the celebrations, no matter what you look like.
Dealing with government or large organizations is not always easy, especially when you have a disability. In this episode, Louis gives his tips on navigating the bureaucracy when you have disabilites.
“It’s a process almost like reading a book. That’s how I have to adjust.”
“When I initially thought English was my first language, I realized that it was actually my second language and that autism was my first language.”