Anna Kennedy OBE was awarded International Humanitarian Award 2016 by IARA (International Achievement Recognition Awards), and previously amongst many other awards was endowed a well-deserved OBE in 2012 and was also winner of Tesco Mum of the Year 2013 for her amazing work supporting children and young people with Autism.
In 2008 Anna co-authored her best-selling biography “Not Stupid” which poignantly portrayed her struggle to find appropriate provision for her boys–a familiar story. In 2013 Anna received an Honorary Doctor in Professional Achievement from Teeside University. Originally from Middlesbrough, Anna and Sean Kennedy are parents of two boys, Patrick and Angelo, who are both affected by autism.
In 1999, having been turned away by no fewer than 26 special needs schools when searching for appropriate educational facilities for their sons. Anna set up Hillingdon Manor School–the largest school in Europe for children and young people with autism, and supports over 50,000 parents of children with autism through her website.
Anna also has set up a school in Bromley for children with ASD. Anna also has her own TV slot on Sky TV, The Chrissy B show-over subjects such as disability and the work of her charity. There is a high demand for attendance as a guest speaker as conferences, educational establishments, blue chip companies and the media are on side.
WATCH a TedTalk of Anna Kennedy OBE sharing how Autism is an Inspiration, Not An Illness HERE
ABOUT ANNA KENNEDY'S PRESENTATION
Autism And The Performing Arts
Anna Kennedy has been showcasing autistic children and adults across the UK in the well known Autism’s Got Talent.
You will leave this session inspired and see a ‘can do’ attitude
Many children and adults on the autism spectrum are bullied at school, in the community and more online.
Anna will talk about how performing arts has helped autistic chldren and adults improve self confidence and discover talents in music, poetry, drama and dance etc.