Carmen Lahaie – President
President – Board Member since: 1990 / Parent Member
Education : nursing with specialization in child psychiatry.
Mrs. Lahaie is the mother of five children, who are now all adults, including one with ASD. She has been an active member of Autisme Montréal since the ‘80s and has chosen to devote her life to the autism cause. She was also deeply involves in advocating for the rights of people with autism and behaviour problems more particularly with the “Zone Grise” comity. In 1999, she received the Serena Merck Memorial Award as well as Centraide’s Antoinette-Robidoux award, for her dedication to the autism cause. In 2006, the Services de réadaptation L’Intégrale paid tribute to her for her significant contribution to the social integration of people with ASD or intellectual delay. She was President of the CRADI (Comité régional des associations pour la déficience intellectuelle, now named Comité régional pour l’autisme et la déficience intellectuelle, Vice-President of the FQA (Fédération québécoise de l’autisme) and founder and president for several years of the Centre d’assistance et d’accompagnement aux plaintes.