Autism show – September 2021

10th September 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

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On All Things Autism in Essex, Aston and regular contributor Anna Kennedy OBE discussed about the charity events that are lined up for coming weeks and they also had amazing guests which included the latest Gateway to Fitness session.

Anna Kennedy OBE pt 1
Anna Kennedy OBE pt 2

The first of Aston and Anna’s guest was opera singer Olivia Slatter.

Olivia Slatter

The second of Aston and Anna’s guest was solicitor and campaigner Hayley Harding.

Hayley Harding

There was also the latest Gateway to Fitness session which was lead by Pam Kosminsky and you can catch up by going to:

The third of Aston and Anna’s guests was writer, director and producer Samantha Grierson and Mabz Beet.

Samantha Grierson & Mabz Beet

Anna had this to say after the show:

“Another great show on ‘All things Autism in Essex’ with my charity Ambassador Aston Avery. We had lots of news to share and some really great guests on the show.

“Our first guest was the lovely Olivia Slatter who is proud to be a member of the autistic community. She has been a musician from the age of 8 and played the flute alongside 7 other instruments, it turned that she can just pick up create things quickly. She is also an artist and loves to draw and paint. Life was not easy she was bullied through school by teachers and students for not being understood. A family friend , helped train her voice and she performed at a VIP event in London 2018. She won a competition where over 1500 entered. She sang ‘O Bambino Caro ‘by Puccini.

“Olivia now shared she has moved house and is studying at Lincolns Bishop Grossetete University music and musicianship. We all wish Olivia the best of luck!

“The Lovely Pamela Kosminsky once again gave a fitness session and Aston joined in the studio . Go Aston!

“Hayley Harding Founder of the ‘Let us Learn too’ campaign joined Aston and I and shared how the campaign was progressing after being launched this week. My husband Sean and I are proud to have contributed and signed the ‘Let us Learn too’ letter in collaboration with many other individuals and groups passionate about the right to a good education for our children. As you know with our own 2 sons, we had a huge battle in 1997 where in the end we had to create our own school. So sad to see and hear about parent still struggling to find a school that can meet their child’s needs. All children have the right to an education. We are calling on PM Boris Johnson to make vital reforms so children with special educational needs get the right support at school. 
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“Our final guests were Sam Grierson and Mabz Beet talking about their new project and ‘How to Drop a Piano’
Samantha Grierson, Writer , Director and Producer received a later life diagnosis of Autism in 2018, changing the course of her life forever. What was initially a shock, became the driving force behind her creativity and allowed her to revive her love of writing.

“What a fantastic show!! Our next show is in October where we can share news from Autism’s got Talent Roadshow St Ives and share our news of the Autism Hero Awards finalists!!! Keep safe and well Lots of love Anna x”

All Things Autism in Essex returns in October.

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