Waconia Man Spoke to United Nations on April 2
A Waconia man was invited to speak to the United Nations in New York on April 2 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.
According to the Star Tribune, Noah McCourt, a 24-year-old autistic man, ran for the Waconia City Council last fall, and while he lost, his story drew national headlines.
He’s a champion for the developmentally disabled and paving the way for a new generation of more diverse public officials, and the United Nations took notice, the article said.
A GoFundMe campaign paid for the airfare and his expenses, surpassing its $500 goal in a month, and his father, Craig McCourt, went with him.
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