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Autism and life skills workshop by Paul Isaacs

Autism and life skills workshop by Paul Isaacs

Autism and life skills workshop – by Paul Isaacs

Join our Ambassador Paul Isaacs, Autism Advocate, Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant on Wednesday 20th April at 11am!

Paul Isaacs will be talking about life skills from a personal perspective this includes:

  • Personal care (washing, shaving, toileting, and teeth brushing)
  • Food prep and cooking
  • Daily chores
  • Travel

He will be discussing the various Information processing challenges and the various strategies that has helped him.

Click here to register

 

 

 

Autism and life skills workshop by Paul Isaacs
Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blyth Road in Camden

Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blyth Road in Camden

Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blyth Road in Camden 

Russell Wiggins (past Autism’s Got Talent performer) and his band Blyth Road, attended Autism’s Got Talent 2021.

They were blown away by Joshua Scott Crawley’s drum solo.

Upon chatting to him afterwards, Richard Bagnulo, the band’s lead singer, said how amazing it would be to get Joshua to do a set at one of their gigs on their UK Tour.

Joshua and his family were excited at the thought of this and on Friday 14th January, Joshua got to play solo at the legendary Dublin Castle, Camden.

The crowd were blown away by his talent, and it was a great way to kick off Blyth Road’s set at the gig. It was so heart-warming to see two different Autism’s Got Talent performers going on to do so well as a result of being in the show.

Richard from Blyth Road shared:
“When I saw Josh perform at Autisms Got Talent 2021, I was blown away by his talent. He looked like he was having the time of his life, and you could feel his confidence radiating from the stage. As soon as he finished performing I turned to my bandmates and said “more people need to see that”.
We spoke to him after the show and asked if he would be up for opening our gig in Camden Town on the 14th of Jan, he seemed really excited by the idea so we made it happen! We know he is going to do an amazing job on stage and we can’t wait to perform alongside him”

Russell Wiggins from Blyth Road shared:
“We were blown away by Josh at AGT and just knew we had to get him on stage for one of our gigs.
He absolutely smashed his performance and we couldn’t be more proud”

Josh shared: 
“I played last Friday at the Dublin Castle! I was so excited all day, a nervous excited, if you know what I mean? Just like on the amazing night at AGT! I could not believe Richard had given me this chance to plat in Camden!!! How cool is that?  It was great to meet Richard properly and all the guys from Blyth Road again, they are all  so cool and really, really kind and I love them all.
They are just awesome and I loved rocking out to their music when they came on stage after I had played.

The crowd were great and I was buzzing for hours afterwards, I still am to be honest. I felt on top of the world and as high as the sun, just so totally happy.

AGT and this night are the best days of my life so far. I never ever thought I would get the chance to play at proper places and  concerts, and I felt like a rock star! I’ve got to be the luckiest dude in the world!!!

Thank you so much Anna Kennedy and everyone at AGT and you Lisa. And a big thank you to  Blyth Road especially Richard Bagnulo who is just such an  awesome person and has the kindest blue eyes ever! If ever you need a drummer, I’m your man :-)”

Please watch video below:

*** Important warning: Language contained in the video may be offensive to some audiences***

Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blythe Road in Camden
Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blythe Road in Camden
Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blythe Road in Camden
Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blythe Road in Camden
Joshua Scott-Crowley performs with Blythe Road in Camden
Upcoming workshop: Matty Street and Sandro Ballesteros talk All things Autism and living the dream with Team Karting

Upcoming workshop: Matty Street and Sandro Ballesteros talk All things Autism and living the dream with Team Karting

Upcoming workshop: Matty Street and Sandro Ballesteros talk All things Autism and living the dream with Team Karting

This amazing workshop will be taking place on Thursday 3rd March at 7pm: click here to register!

Please see details below for Sandro Ballesteros and our Ambassador Matty Street.

Sandro Ballesteros

Matty and Sandro workshop
Sandro, from Rochdale, was diagnosed with Autism aged 3. He has been racing karts since he was 5, winning his first championship at the age of 7 with a clean sweep of podium finishes. Various trophies in Honda cadets, including three podiums and a win at the prestigious PFi in 200cc extreme class.

In juniors he has raced in Prokart (vice champion in winter series), and also Rotax, sometimes racing both classes on the same day. He recently achieved the first UK podium for an X-kart on only his third time in the kart.

Autism hero award winner, helping others get started in motorsport through his Able Racing project, and sharing his experiences with his Autism presentations in schools. He also races on the TeamBrit Racing with Autism kart endurance team and eTeamBRIT on the simulator.

​His motto… #unleashwhatyouCANdo

Our Ambassador Matty Street

Matty and Sandro workshop
Matty Street is the CEO of TeamKarting.co.uk The UK’s highest rated indoor karting track based in Greater Manchester. In 2017 TeamKarting were nominated for an Autism Hero Award for being a leading business being inclusive and Autism Friendly.

Matty has a huge passion for motorsport and have competed from the age of 12. In school Matty was diagnosed with dyslexia / dyspraxia and Asperger’s and finding school very difficult.

Matty was considered a lost cause and stereotyped as a failure. His love for Motorsport helped deal with all these labels and negative expectations and achieve academic success and now success in business. Click here for details.

Matty said “Working with the AKO team as an Ambassador Matty along with TeamKarting will host a number of events promoting autism awareness”.

Scott Edgar’s experience of Autism’s Got Talent 2021

Scott Edgar’s experience of Autism’s Got Talent 2021

Scott Edgar’s experience of Autism’s Got Talent 2021 

Scott shared:

For someone who can’t enlist to fight for their country because of certain limitations or not good enough to be able to represent your country in the Olympics, Autisms Got Talent is an awesome way to do that.

My name is Scott Edgar, and I am from Orlando Florida USA, my experience with Autism’s Got Talent was a bit like karate kid part two. For example, when Daniel broke those blocks of ice in an Okinawa, everyone cheered being on stage in London. As a foreigner and the only male from the USA to do Autism’s Got Talent in front of 600 people.

It is the best feeling I have ever had in my profession as a performer, when my act was over it felt like ROCKY IV; because the Russians cheered for Rocky when they saw how much spirit he had. Kind of like the UK doing that for me when they saw what I could do.

In conclusion I quoted President John F Kennedy by saying “Don’t ask what your country can do for you ask what can you do for your country”

Autism’s Got Talent 2022 applications are now open, click here to apply!

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