Autism and Cultural Issues Campaign

#Togetherweareacommunity

Anna Kennedy Online Online have launched Autism and cultural issues campaign #Togetherweareacommunity that we shall continue to highlight.

Anna Kennedy OBE Autism Campaigner throughout the years has spoken to many families who are experiencing  Cultural stigmatisation and this is unnecessary family pressure and an additional strain placed on parents that is unjustified and unfair.

On Saturday 17th February 2018 at an event of 150 women from the Asian Community Anna asked if anyone in the audience had a family member diagnosed with autism. Not one person raised their hand.

Later on in the evening eight parents approached Anna and her team at the event highlighting they were parents and struggling and felt that they could not speak in front of the group for the fear of stigmatisation. This has to stop and we are offering worktops to communities to continue to raise Autism Awareness as part of our ongoing campaign.

Information videos in different languages

The University of Leicester have created a series of short information films (approximately 5 minutes each) on different aspects of autism, which have been recorded in a number of different languages. We have been given consent to use information videos.

Please click here to watch them and please complete the survey as all feedback would be appreciated by the project.

Media coverage

The following partners have supported our campaign, please click on the images to read the articles  #Togetherweareacommunity 

Please keep checking back for updates!

Asian Image

#Togetherweareacommunity: Autism charity launches campaign to tackle ‘stigmatisation’ within the Asian community
Please click here to read the press release from Asian Image.

Asian Women’s network

Asian Women’s network have supported Anna Kennedy online for many years and we are delighted that they have written this wonderful article to back #Togetherweareacommunity campaign. #Togetherweareacommunity

Please click here to read their press release on Autism within the Asian Community.

Anna Kennedy Online

Alongside the daily challenges faced by a family affected by autism many families experience a great deal of stigmatisation and disapproval from the Asian community, who have often been quick to judge and form opinions based on misconceptions and ignorance and having little or no knowledge.

Please click here to read our press release

Women's Radio

On 20th February Tally Nothey and Mala Thapar joined Anna Kennedy at  Womens Radio Station talking all things Autism & culture, we wanted to reach out and make sure that communities are aware that we understand: Click here to listen

Chrissy B Show

 On the Chrissy B Show, Anna Kennedy about her latest work with the Autism community, along with Charity Champion Mala Thapar about cultural challenges and Autism, which was an opportunity to share how difficult this journey could be.

This part starts just after 15 minutes in.

International Woman’s Day

International Woman’s Day Inspiring Women, inspiring change – where Charity Champion Mala Thapar spoke about how her battle would have been impossible without Anna Kennedy Online behind her.

Click here to read about the difficulties faced encompassed with the additional pressure from the community.

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