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Autism show – October 2021

On this month’s autism show Aston and Anna Kennedy OBE spoke all things autism. The show had guests and even special annoucements.

First off they highlighted the Autism’s Got Talent Roadshow that took place in St Ives, Cornwall on Saturday 2nd October, Aston spoke to some of the performers at the event.

Jessi Kay
Kieron Lee
Lauren Lovejoy

The first announcement Aston and Anna made was the shortlist for the Autism Hero Awards which will be taking place on 20th November at Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London.

Autism Hero Awards shortlist

Aston and Anna spoke about AGT St Ives roadshow and preview the main Autism’s Got Talent show.

Anna Kennedy OBE pt 2
Anna Kennedy OBE pt 3
Anna Kennedy OBE pt 4

Aston and Anna’s first guest was Sab Samuel a.k.a Aida H Dee and he spoke about the Drag Queen Story Hour.

Sab Samuel

Aston & Anna’s second guest was Tanya Farley.

Tanya Farley

Finally there was a special annoucement which Aston and Anna made on air.

Special Announcement

Anna had this to say after the show:

“Such a busy October show this month with Aston and I talking ‘All things Autism in Essex’

“We are all still on a high after our Autism’s got Talent Roadshow in St Ives at the beautiful KidZrus theatre. 4 of our performers were interviewed by Aston and you could hear the excitement in their voice. It was lovely to see all the performers and dance groups supporting each other.

“We are now preparing for our 10th year Anniversary show on October 16th at Mermaid Theatre Blackfriars. Tickets available on the charity website

“Good Luck to all our performers travelling from across the UK and the US they are:”

  • Caged Arts
  • Samuel Turner
  • Daniel Carson
  • Joshua Scott Crowley
  • Holly Allison
  • Louisa Futcher
  • Sky Boswell
  • Jessi Kay
  • Kieron Lee
  • T’mya Fyffe
  • James Scullion
  • Ben Maille
  • Tom Wakely
  • Taliya Wahon
  • Scott Edgar
  • Joseph Pass

“We also announced our Charity Autism Hero Awards finalists whoop! Thank you to our judges David Grant MBE , Jo Luck, Kellie Barker, Dr Pam Spurr, Kacey Ainsworth, Dion Brown, Russ Kane had such a tough time choosing 36 finalists.

“Our finalists are Drum Roll……” 

Outstanding Education Award

  • Somerset School
  • Adele Devine
  • James Matthew Flannagan

Personal Achievement Award

  • Molly Brooks
  • Kate Donnelly
  • Grace Parr

Young Person of the Year

  • Maryam Ahmed
  • Bobby Trundley
  • Alfie Bowen

Support Group of the year

  • Jane Green
  • Chrissa Wadlow
  • Debbie Marshall

Outstanding Community 

  • Debbie Marshall
  • Julia Hopper
  • Sutton EHCP Crisis Campaign Group

Parent/carer of the Year

  • Lisa Jones
  • Debbie Abelo
  • Imogen Robson-Hemmings

Sibling of the Year

  • Lucy Gates
  • Melanie Beckley
  • Emily Maxfield

Leading Business

  • Teach Rex
  • Declan O’Malley Busy Blanket
  • Rachel Morgan-Trimmer

People’s Hero of the Year

  • Julia Hooper
  • Jane Green
  • T’mya Fyffe

Online Social Network

  • Molly Brooks
  • Debbie Marshall
  • The Kent Autistic Trust

Lifetime Achiever

  • Debbie Marshall
  • Dr Abdallah
  • Natasha Britton

Creative Arts & Media

  • Kyriacos Kalafatis
  • Alisar Taylor
  • Sam Grierson

“They will all be travelling to The Chelsea Harbour Hotel on November 20th where our winners will be announced. Tickets available to this red-carpet event

“The charity is busy busy, busy . Aston and I will be reporting on the 10th Birthday show in November. 
Stay safe everyone and lots of love”

Autism show will return in November.

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