Third-year psychology student Chantale Pomerleau has written and recorded a song to raise awareness and donations for the Autism Canada Foundation. Beginning today – World Autism Awareness Day – her song “Speechless” can be downloaded from www.chantalepomerleau.bandcamp.com for $1.20.
Pomerleau’s twin brothers were diagnosed with autism at age three, and she says the song was inspired by their journey with the disorder. She has also worked for Autism Canada for three summers and says autism affects one in 68 children.
“It was through these work terms that I witnessed the genuine dedication of board members, and their unceasing initiatives to provide families with resource information, and influence health care and government policy.”
The pop/country song was co-written and produced with recording artist Kenny Munshaw and features guitarist Steve Hogg.
Learn more about the project on Pomerleau’s Facebook page. She has received more than 30,000 views and comments from as far away as Australia, Lebanon, Serbia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
To learn more about autism, visit Autism Canada’s website.