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Posted by Aston Avery

Autism show – May 2022

On Daytime, it’s May’s edition of All Things Autism In Essex where Aston Avery and Anna Kennedy OBE chat about the latest news about the charity Annakennedyonline.

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The first guest Aston and Anna spoke to was John Clark, managing director at Snapshot.

John Clark

The second guest Aston and Anna spoke to was Claire Giles from Autism Anglia.

Claire Giles

The third guest Aston and Anna spoke to was Richard Stevens.

Richard Stevens

Aston and Anna did a round up of the show.

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Anna had this to say after the show:

“Another great busy show for the month of May talking ‘All things Autism in Essex’ with Aston and I.
Our guests this week were:

John Clark a 30-year-old Autistic Filmmaker (Primarily Writer and Director) who has created several self-produced short films, three of which that were introspective documentaries about living with Asperger’s Syndrome. One named ‘Asperger’s : And What of it?’ garnered recognition by the NAS and was featured as a finalist in their Autism Uncut Film Awards of 2017. From there, John was approached by a Producer to create his professionally credited upcoming debut short ‘[email protected] funded and supported by Film Hub North and BFI Network.

Our next guest was Claire Giles Head of Health and Social Care Advocate Services for Autism Anglia. Claire spoke about the support and donations give to families that are struggling in Ukraine. Their useful Health Passport of which AnnaKennedyonline sponsored has been translated for families with autistic children and adults from Ukraine.

Autism Anglia is an independent charity that provides care and support to autistic children, adults, and their families in East Anglia.

Services in Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk, managed from office in Colchester, offer personalised approaches that provide each individual with the necessary skills and strategies to enable them to realise their own strengths and abilities.

The charity also seeks to promote greater knowledge and understanding of autism through training, education, and supplying information to the public and professionals. Please check out their many services on https://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/about-autism-anglia

Our final guest was Richard Stevens a dad and a motivational speaker. When his son was born in 2008 , he shares autism entered their lives.In 2020 he started a podcast where he started talking about understanding others and inviting guests of which I was one who spoke about life experiences and what can be done to help and support other families.

Last year Richard walked for the NAS and raised over £!k this year . This year I am pleased to say he is walking with Godwin De Battista from the King Power Stadium in Leicester to Vicarage Road in Watford a total of 83 miles over 3 days to raise awareness and funds for our very own charity !!

Please see this link for further information https://www.gofundme.com/f/walk-for-autism-leicester-fc-to-watford-fc?member=15579351&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

Thank you to them both where Jo Wiggins my charity champion and I will be joining them alongside the Mayor of Watford and football legend Luther Blisset. We also want to thank Born Anxious for the football T shirt donations.

Next month I will be excited to announce our performers for Autism’s got Talent 2022 so excited whoop!!!

Take care everyone sending  lots of love x”

One more bit of news is that autism charity Annakennedyonline have officially launched their new project First Steps which you can find out more by visiting: https://annakennedyonline.com/first-steps/

All Things Autism In Essex returns in June.

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