Alex Milbourn is a 23 year old young man with Autism who lives in Center Ossipee, NH. He and his father, Brian Milbourn, are originally from Portland, Oregon. Alex received his diagnosis of autism very late, he was 6 years old. A doctor told Brian that Alex’s “window of opportunity” for treatment and intervention was closing fast, then handed him a stack of medical papers to read. Brian sold most of what he owned, left his tenured job with G.E. and bought two plane tickets to move to the east coast to get his son help. The pair arrived in Boston on a rainy night with faith, hope and 5 suitcases.
Fifteen years later, Alex graduated from Kingswood High School. New Hampshire’s integrated classrooms had enabled Alex to learn to communicate orally, read, write and make friends. He has a contagious smile and a great sense of humor, often making others laugh out loud. Alex loves music and painting. He started painting with his grandmother, “Omi”, when he was twelve. His artwork is bright, colorful and fun. He prefers acrylic on canvas. You can see Alex’s artwork and follow him on his facebook page under “Alex Milbourn”. Alex’s artwork will be on display at the Ossipee Public Library for the month of January.