Callum is 10 years old and he was born in Russia and was adopted and came home to his family at the age of 1, he has Autism, ADHD and anxiety disorder. Life can be tough and he struggles with dealing with emotions and social interaction. Callum finds school difficult but he has a love of street and break dance.
When Callum is dancing he is a totally different child and is very happy and feels relaxed. Callum performed at Autism’s Got talent in 2015 and not only was it amazing for him, but the audience were mesmerised by his exceptional talent. Callum was awarded a scholarship at Pineapple and this was life changing for him, giving him confidence and friendship and a place where he is not judges and can be himself. His dream is now becoming a dancer has given him inspiration and a goal to work towards.
Callum, Maggie and I will be on the Chrissy B show where Callum will showcase his street-dance talent and Maggie Patterson will be talking about Autism’s Got Talent and our eight scholarship winners. Please tune in on Monday 4th December on Sky 203 at 10pm to watch us on the Chrissy B show and follow this remarkable life story.
Anna Kennedy OBE