You'll recall that in 2015, Noah and I got to know each other when he ran unsuccessfully for 6th district council (GOP). He later moved back to Minnesota and has stayed very much involved. Following is big news about Noah from his local newspaper in Waconia, which is a city of 11,500 located just west of Minneapolis (as a side note, Waconians reading this post may be interested to learn that their Wikipedia page has been mischievously altered).
Former council candidate invited to UN panel, by Adam Quandt (Waconia Sun Patriot)
Despite a loss in the 2016 election for a city council seat, Waconia resident Noah McCourt isn’t slowing down in terms of involvement.
Most recently, McCourt was invited to participate in a United Nations panel during World Autism Awareness Day on March 31. The panel will take place in the ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations in New York.
At a young age, McCourt was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and later also diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, as well as a mood disorder, anxiety disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder. Despite the diagnoses, McCourt has maintained a can-do attitude in all aspects of his life.
McCourt is scheduled to sit on a panel event titled “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination,” which will look at guardianships, legal capacity, independent living, developing relationships and much more.