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Autism show – August 2019

1st August 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

On 1st August, Gateway 97.8 held the latest edition of Daytime Autism special. Presenter Aston Avery had a very busy show today with loads of guests.

Aston’s first guest wasauthor and therapist Giuliana Wheater who spoke about her son Ollie, about the challenges that her son faced in adversity and also gave advice.

Aston also spoke to the main compere, a couple of the mums for some of the performers on the autistic spectrum and also some of the performers from the Autism’s Got Talent that took place in St Ives back in June. All of the performers are all on the autistic spectrum and it’s a show that showcases their talent whether it’s singing, dancing or performing magic tricks.

Main compere: Phil Barnett

OJ Bridges

Daniel Docherty

Charlotte Fieldson

Sophia Owens

Daniel Derbyshire

Liam Burgess

Maculey Elvin


Cal Ruddy

Jayne Fieldson & Gemma Owens (Jayne: Charlotte’s mum. Gemma: Sophia’s mum.)

Jono Blythe

Aston also spoke to Anna Kennedy OBE from autism charity annakennedyonline and Moira Brock founder of the performing arts school La Danse Fantastique based in Basildon, Essex. They spoke about La Danse Fantastique and also about the performance values within a performing arts environment.

All things autism in Essex special will return on Thursday 5th September.