I was asked by Disability Horizons about Hilary Clinton’s proposal and would it work in the UK ? :
Everyone might be talking about Donald Trump, but we want to focus on one of his opponents for a moment, former Secretary of Department Hillary Clinton.
In January 2016 Hillary announced a series of initiatives designed to improve the life chances of people affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). If elected as President of The United States, Mrs Clinton would implement her “wide-ranging autism initiative” aimed at improving the lives of people with autism in the US. The initiative sounds great, but will it work and should the UK follow suit? We asked Anna Kennedy OBE, who is Founder of an autism charity, to discuss.
The Tower Project has worked in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra in delivering workshops where by musicians from the orchestra visited the Tower Project’s First Start service building situated at the Isle of Dogs, East London. The Tower Project decided to highlight this in a visual way by creating a short film highlighting this project as their offering to Word Autism Awareness Week (2nd April – 8th April).
Today is the start of Autism Awareness Month kicking off with World Autism Awareness Day April 2 which has been trending on Twitter.
During the month of April my Team and I will be busy raising awareness for autism and preparing for Autism’s Got Talent in May.
The aim of this month is educate the public about autism. Autism is a developmental disability, characterised by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. Autism can be be present from birth or during early childhood (typically within the first three years). Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause.
National Autism Awareness Month aims to make the public more aware about this widespread condition and the issues which arise within the autism community. At present 1 in 64 people in the UK have autism, the chances are that you know someone with an autism spectrum condition. A better informed public will be more empathetic and supportive towards people with autism therefore creating greater awareness and Acceptance.
I will be posting daily on Social Media , Facebook pages Anna Kennedy or AnnaKennedyonline andTwitter @Annakennedy1 any updates within the Autism Community and the work of our charity.
My Team and my sons Patrick and Angelo Thank you for your support.
Anna Kennedy OBE