Annakennedyonline is dedicated to promoting the inclusion and equality of children and adults with an autism spectrum condition throughout society. The charity promotes its mission of disability equality by developing and sponsoring training, by raising awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and also by its advocacy efforts with and on behalf of people with an autism spectrum condition.

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We are a charity dedicated to raising the awareness of autism.
We created the AKO Autism Expo as we want to support and inform as many families and carers as we can.
It’s a time to meet like-minded people, share stories, talk to an expert in one of our clinics and to find out more about Autism and it’s related conditions.
We chose Brunel for a very specific reason, and you’ll discover that as soon as you walk through the doors.
Don’t take our word for it, join us on 12th March 2016 for a ‘different’ type of Expo

Bullying affects so many children and adults and the results can be damaging for them and everyone around them. If you’re suffering, speak up – (you’ll be surprised how much people will want to help), and if you see it, stand up to it. Please share, even if this makes a difference to one person.

#AntiBullyingWeek #Tomorrow

Austin Hughes and I with Joe Lyons Chair of West Ham Community Foundation at House of Commons at 25th Anniversary . Our charity has been asked to do a lot of ‘hands on ‘ work with some great children who have all too often been sidelined within school and the community.

 

Anna does it again!

Congratulations to Anna for such putting across our message and making us proud!

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Autism Dance Day

Experts agree that dance helps children with an autism spectrum condition develop better, and it can also help them connect more with others. Autism Dance Day is now in its fifth year and always on the last Friday of April and this year on April 29 !!! Soooo strike a... read more

Autism and iPads

Both my sons Patrick and Angelo are huge iPad users. My eldest Patrick has a diagnosis of Asperger’s and my youngest Angelo a diagnosis of Autism and a Sensory processing Disorder. Its the portability and flexibility they both like. Since Angelo can utilise the... read more

So here we are, at the start of a new year

So here we are, at the start of a new year, I’ve been reflecting on 2015 and what a busy year it was, especially the final month. On Monday, the16th of November, I uploaded ‘Tomorrow’ – A video for anti bulling week. Within the first week of it being uploaded,... read more

Happy New Year!!!

It’s only 4 January and our little AKO Team is back and raring to go . We have such an exciting year planned with new projects and as always our inspirational Autism’s got Talent on May 7th which is in its 5th year!!! Our Austin is busy training and raising... read more

Competitive Interview Process

Waddingham v NHS Business Services Authority (ET/1804896/2013)   The above is an interesting case involving a gentleman who has a statutory disability who disadvantaged by the competitive interview process that was being gone through by his employer. This is a... read more

Mousetrap Theatre Projects

  It started with Shrek in 2012. Now, more and more London theatres are staging one-off performances for children with special needs – typically young people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication challenges. Next in line for a... read more

AKO at HOCAnna Kennedy OBE UK Autism Ambassador, Austin Hughes Senior Behavioural Support and Training Officer, Sean Kennedy Legal Adviser and parent Jen Leavesley took to the podium in the renowned ‘Churchill Room’ to speak about autism and the 3Ds. Diagnosis, Discrimination and Disability.
The average time for autism diagnosis is five years, a sad fact but unnervingly true. This length of time can lead to various complications linked to discrimination and delayed development and exposure to the correct resources and support. Read the full story here.

Think of goHenry as an online family bank account.  The solution combines a goHenry

Cash card with parental controls and web and mobile apps that focus on earning, saving

Spending responsibly.  It’s been designed specifically for children and their parents.

It’s incredibly easy to use, it’s visual, it’s safe and it’s empowering.

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Congratulations to all your 2015 performers!

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