Michael Jacques, Author
Michael is a young adult who lives and works in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. He is a determined, compassionate and talented individual who has written his first book titled Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book. Michael has autism and an intellectual disability and is a passionate public speaker. He has presented to students at the secondary, college, and university levels, as well parents and teachers, about the importance of belonging and inclusion. He sits on the board of Community Living Ontario, through which he advocates for individuals like himself. Michael hopes to write many more books and continue to make an impact in the world through his stories.

Session: The Journey of  “Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book”

What started out as a journal has now become a self-published book leaving an imprint on the world. Michael a young adult with autism and an intellectual disability, has wrote and self published a book titled: Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book. His life experiences have shaped the strong, confident and optimistic person he is today. He offers a unique and authentic perspective of the world, and is honest about how life wasn’t always easy with the challenges he’s faced. With an uplifting, humorous and positive attitude, Michael shares his story in hopes to create a more inclusive, diverse and compassionate world. Hear how Michael achieved his dream and get involved by thinking of actionable ways on how you too can leave an imprint on the communities around you.