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Autism Show – September 2022

In the month of September for the monthly autism show, Aston and regular contributor Anna Kennedy OBE spoke all things autism with the upcoming Autism’s Got Talent and also the return of Strictly Come Dancing as well.

Anna Kennedy OBE pt 1
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Their first guests on the show was campaigner Paula McGowan OBE and Philippa Spicer.

Paula McGowan OBE & Philippa Spicer

Their second guests on the show was Autism’s Got Talent performer and charity ambassador Kieron Lee and Kellie Barker from Born Anxious.

Kieron Lee & Kellie Barker

Aston and Anna spoke about charity news and also reviewed today’s show.

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Anna had this to say after the show:

“Another busy show for September’s ‘All things Autism in Essex ‘ with Aston and I. Both Aston and I love dance, sparkle and BBC Strictly so we spent the first 10 minutes of the show talking about the new celebrities taking part and sharing our thoughts on how we feel they will progress.

“Our guests this month were my overseas charity Ambassador and founder of ‘Olivers Campaign’ Paula McGowan ,Philippa Spicer Regional Director of Health Education England and supporter of Olivers Campaign , Charity Ambassadors and artist Kieron Lee and Kellie Barker also founder of Born Anxious Clothing company.

“Paula spoke about the update of her campaign and shared she was in London meeting leaders who have the ability to make significant changes in health & social care outcomes for people who have a learning disability & autistic people. Phillippa has been working alongside Paula supporting the campaign. They are both pleased how the campaign is progressing since working together in their opinion collaboratively with neurodivergent communities is the way forward.

“Kieron shared how his single NYN and the album was progressing and was excited to hear his song aired on Gateway on Thursday. Kellie is collaborating with Kieron and the charity by creating the ‘Acronyms’ T-shirt available on

“We are grateful as a charity that Born Anxious donates to our charity every month and a donation from each Kieron Lee’s ‘Acronyms T shirt sold will also go to the charity. Thank you Kieron and Kellie!

“I am excited to share Autism’s got Talent will be once again at Mermaid Theatre Blackfriars we cannot believe it has been 11 years!!! Tickets are on sale on the charity website for the show on 15th October. Its not to be missed!!!

“Looking forward to next month’s show on ‘All things Autism in Essex ‘ we are always grateful to Gateway for giving us this opportunity. Take care everyone lots of love!” 

All Things Autism In Essex returns in October.

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