Anna talks All Things Autism in Essex with Aston Avery – May 2024


Autism show – May 2024


Autism show – May 2024

The month of May saw All Things Autism in Essex return on the week of Mental Health Awareness Week. Aston was joined by regular contributor Anna Kennedy OBE, founder of autism charity Annakennedyonline as they spoke to great guests and reflect on mental health within in the autism community.

The first of Aston and Anna’s guests was Dez Loveartpix.

The second of Aston and Anna’s guests was Sean Kennedy.

The third of Aston and Anna’s guests was author Georgina Durrant from The SEN Resource Learning.

Anna had this to say after the show:

“Another busy show with some fantastic guests talking ‘All things Autism in Essex ‘ with Aston and I.

Our first guest was Dez founder of ‘LoveArtPix’. A creative award winning self taught Autistic Artist. Dez was also one of our Charity Autism Hero Award Winners and has supported our charity AnnaKennedyonline in the past.


Dez spoke to us about is upcoming documentary that is in production and since it is Mental Health Awareness Week he gave some useful tips and advice on how art has helped him through his own personal struggles.

Our second guest was my husband Sean Kennedy supporter of our charity and co founder of Talem Law. Sean spoke about the ‘Stop and Search’ document for autistic individuals.


Last week AnnaKennedyonline won the Metropolitan Police Community Contribution Award and the Overall Winner of the Inclusion Diversity Equality Awards for 2024!

Sean , Detective Superintendent Dion Brown and I were invited on stage to receive the award. The event took place at The Magic Circle London. Sean speaks on Gateway in greater detail about this useful resource.


Our last guest was Georgina Durrant Author of her new book  ‘SEND Strategies for the Primary Years ‘ available very soon. Georgina has been a past guest on Gateway Radio talking about her award winning ‘The SEN Resources Blog’ and books.

Georgina was a former a teacher and SENDCo Her book is available to pre order on and get 35% off with DURRANT35 until 6th June.

Aston and I also spoke about Mental Health Awareness Week and I shared the NHS Link with lots of useful information on where to get help.


Wishing you all a lovely month of May. I will be back in June with more great guests.

Next week I am off to Buckingham Palace for the Kings Garden Party!

Stay safe and well


Anna x”

All Things Autism in Essex will return soon.

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