Amnesty International video – share Anna’s Fighting Spirit

Amnesty International video – share Anna’s Fighting Spirit

Anna Kennedy has been highlighted by Amnesty International as woman making an extraordinary difference and has won fresh recognition for her pioneering support for children with autism.

Anna was also featured on Amnesty’s Suffragette Spirit Map of Britain of woman who have gone above and beyond, which resulted in them being nominated.

Please watch this inspirational video about her incredible journey.

Are you Autistic?

Are you Autistic?

Yesterday Anna Kennedy Online, Charity Patron, Musician, and rapper John Paul Rock-Horsley who joined the charity in October 2016, was part of the Channel 4 documentary ‘Are you Autistic?’. 

Age 38, JP says: “I think I’m autistic because I’ve always felt different, I’ve just never fit in. I hope this will bring closure on whether I just can’t get over this weird behaviour or whether I have a condition that causes me to be different to other people.”

On the programme JP felt relief after his diagnosis of Autism was confirmed by Professor Simon Baron Cohen.

Anna Kennedy OBE was invited to attend the premier on 22nd March. Anna said “Having watched the premiere where our Patron John Paul Rock-Horsley was one of the participants, I thought this was a positive and informative programme for the public that knew very little about autism and was presented by two autistic females.

I hope that employers were watching this programme and that more job opportunities we will be on offer to autistic adults. Small reasonable adjustments in the work place can make a huge difference. I have seen evidence of this with my own son.

Autistic adults want a good education, employment, friends etc just like everyone else.

In the programme they talked about 1 in a 100 people being diagnosed on the autism spectrum in my opinion it should be something like 1 in 50 or less these figures need to be reviewed. With waiting times for an assessment are still far too long . I spoke to CEO of Daisy Chain Charity of which I am a Patron and wait times are four years in Stockton ”

We as a charity have just launched a re-release of ‘Baby Boy’ as a Charity single and all the singers are Autism’s got Talent past performers .

Please click here for details of our Baby Boy project.

Click here to purchase the charity single on iTunes.

Erika Winkley ‘s interview on ITV News West – one of the singers in Baby Boy

Erika Winkley ‘s interview on ITV News West – one of the singers in Baby Boy

Erika Winkley appeared on ITV News West Country on 28/3 in an interview about being one of the amazing artists in our charity single, Baby Boy please watch the video:

“A teenager from Gloucester has helped record a charity single to raise awareness of autism. Erika Winkley was diagnosed with the condition at the age of two. The song is a cover of J Rock’s “Baby Boy”- the artist’s son has autism. Erika came into the ITV News West Country studio to tell us her story” 

To purchase the single – click here

Anna Kennedy interview at London Live – raising Autism Awareness at Heathrow Airport

Anna Kennedy interview at London Live – raising Autism Awareness at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow passengers experience Autism in new awareness campaign yesterday.

Passengers at Heathrow were given a chance to experience what it is like to deal with autism and a specially adapted bus was parked at Terminal 4, where people could get a sense of what it was like to have a sensory overload.

The care and education organisation Outcomes First Group was behind the awareness campaign, Anna Kennedy OBE is their Ambassador.

It also involved a flashmob at the airport – click here  for more details.

London Live spoke to Anna Kennedy to learn more about it – please click here to watch the video.

Autism Awareness Week – Autism’s Got Talent participant Emma Ahwai on The Chrissy B Show

Autism Awareness Week – Autism’s Got Talent participant Emma Ahwai on The Chrissy B Show

Published on 27th March 2018

Anna Kennedy about her latest work with the Autism community brings along guest and Autism’s Got Talent participant, Emma Ahwai, to talk about her life with the condition – this part starts just after 14 minutes in.

The Chrissy B Show airs on SKY 203 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10pm in our cosy living room studio in the heart of London.