Anne Louise Desrosiers
Anne Louise Desrosiers grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and now lives in Halifax with her husband, Jacques, and son Luc. Together they have raised their two children, Anna (24) and Luc (21). After obtaining a BA in Political Science from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and taking some time to travel, Anne Louise worked as communications officer with the Federal Government and as Atlantic Regional Fundraising Coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada until the birth of her son, Luc.
At 18 months of age, Luc was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome. Like so many parents of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, Anne Louise left her career in order to care for and advocate for her son and family. Four years ago, Anne Louise began working as an Educational Program Assistant with the Halifax Regional Centre for Education. She loves to spend time with family and friends at her cottage, and also enjoys rug hooking and running.
Anne Louise became involved with The Halifax Association for Community Living when her Luc attended the Halifax Developmental Preschool. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Club Inclusion and spearheaded several significant fund raising events to support their programming. She came to the Board of NSACL in June 2019, where she serves as Secretary. She firmly believes NSACL will be an important part of Luc’s future, as well as that of others in the ACL community.