Anne Jovanović

Anne Jovanović, an ardent supporter of autism advocacy groups and grassroots initiatives and, in her own right, is a vocal advocate for improved autism services for children and adults. She posts daily to a Facebook page she moderates, http://ow.ly/nQuUh, sharing news in autism research, tips and tricks on living with autism in Ontario, and her own views on what it is like to raise a child with severe autism in Canada today. She’s happily married to Dušan Jovanović and step-mother to Neša (her neurotypical, 11-year-old step-son) and mother to Mića, her 5 1/2 year old severely autistic son. The Jovanović family lives just outside Ottawa, in a rural farming community where all of the neighbours know the family and embrace the wonders and weirdness that living with autism can bring. The family shares their homestead with their Labrador-Retriever mix, Fluffy, who does his best to nudge out the boys for Mom and Dad's attention, and 4 "layer" chickens.