Our Autism got Talent Performers ‘Autism with Attitude’ dance team have performed at our well known Autism’s got Talent the last few years and have recently competed in their first competition at the South East street dance championships.
It was their first competition and given that the SEN dance world is currently not very widespread, they were the first dance team with special needs to take part in the event. Not only that, their performance placed them 3rd overall in their category.
The first special needs team to ever place in the top 3 at the event. Because they were placed in the top 3 of their category they have qualified for the following event (which is just unbelievably mind blowing that they have achieved this) – they have qualified to compete at the European championships next year in Germany and have the opportunity to represent the UK on an international platform…
Just even saying that sentence is so monumental that they have managed to achieve this for themselves, the impact that they have had on the mainstream world by achieving all of this is just huge and they literally making history acting as ambassadors for all those with special needs around the country.
All 10 dancers on the autism spectrum from Hillingdon Manor School have never been on an aeroplane, so as a charity we are working with Heathrow Airport staff so that the pupils are able to have a tour and experience right up to the stage of getting on to the plane.
Our Charity Champion Jo Wiggins Annand and our young Charity Patron Ryan Wiggins and I were invited to the first Disability Awareness Day at Heathrow Airport.
We have created a video of the experience so that our pupils and other families of children or adults with a disability can view a snap shot of our day. We will keep everyone posted of the next stage which will take place early in the new year. We are also looking forward to hearing how Autism with Attitude progress and wish them luck for their trip to Germany!
Please see the link : https://youtu.be/i3IvMcDUogg
We are so proud of them all…