Yesterday at Radisson Blu 6 judges deliberated over all the entries for 12 categories for the second UK Autism Hero Awards. The judges were Kacey Ainsworth , Vicky Grammatikopoulou , Jo Redman, Eve Ferret , Georgina Oliphant-Hope and Roger Colvin.
The UK Autism Hero Awards were handed over to Anna Kennedy OBE by its founder Jo Kirton Salmon two years ago where Anna presented the awards for Wales. Jo wanted to hand over the awards to Anna so she could expand the event and share the event across the UK.
Anna and the charity Anna Kennedy Online wanted to create an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the excellence taking place in the world of Autism. This is a unique way to celebrate and showcase accomplishments as well as enhancing Autism awareness and acceptance. Anna told us “We seek to acknowledge the outstanding contributions and achievements of individuals, teams and organisations who have proved excellence, dedication and commitments to impacting lives that have been making a real difference in the world of autism.
The finalists from each category will be announced very soon and the winners of each award will be announced at the event that will be held on November 11th at Radisson Blu , Central London. Kacey Ainsworth who is a Patron of the UK Autism Charity shared after the judging that was tough but a uniquely inspiring day. In the words of a nominee ‘Society fears what it doesn’t understand’ – we all need education, acceptance and above all love.