Anna Kennedy Online – Autism Awareness Charity
Born Anxious Supports Autism Dance Day for Anna Kennedy Online Charity on Friday 24 April

Born Anxious Supports Autism Dance Day for Anna Kennedy Online Charity on Friday 24 April

Born Anxious are delighted to be joining Autism Ambassador Anna Kennedy OBE once again to raise funds for Anna Kennedy Online .

Anna Kennedy OBE is celebrating her 9th Year of encouraging everyone countywide to Dance, this is usually taking place in schools, colleges ,offices ,youth clubs ,this year she is asking that you celebrate at home and tag #autismdanceday send your videos or photos in via social media tagging:

Born Anxious will be donating ten prizes of T shirts and bags and Anna will be choosing the winners who are delighted to support AKO in raising Autism Awareness .

Please join  https://www.annakennedyonline.com/donate-to-ako/ charity to Celebrate the love of dance and promotion of positive mental health and well-being and lets dance with pride for this event celebrating the benefits of dance for people on the spectrum and don’t forget to send in your videos and photos tagging #autismdanceday #annakennedy or #AnnaKennedyonline and #bornanxious

Campaign: Step in the Right Direction – Autism Dance Day 24th April 2020

Campaign: Step in the Right Direction – Autism Dance Day 24th April 2020

Join in on our Campaign: Step in the Right Direction

Autism Dance Day on Friday 24th April 2020

On the last Friday in April every year we celebrate this event and this year will be no different and we will be in our 9th year and this year we will be choosing 10 winners for #autismdanceday!! Click here for details

Every year we celebrate Step in the Right Direction Autism Dance Day because of my love of dance throughout the years and in our first year we received UNESCO Patronage.

It was a fantastic success and everyone was dancing across the country and overseas in schools, colleges, offices, youth clubs, warehouses, garages and in our lounges gardens at home in fact wherever we could find space we danced like no one was watching.

We usually encourage large numbers of special needs and mainstream schools to organise dance events to raise funds for Autism, AnnaKennedyonline and their local charities.

We all know the positive benefits of dance for our children and adults on the autism spectrum and it’s so good for our mental health and well being.

So this year once again I am asking you to get your dancing shoes on and post your photos or videos of you dancing wherever you can find a space to celebrate dance and show the love and how proud we are of our autistic children and adults.

Everyone please join in share your moves and dont be shy whoop #autismdanceday.

Click here to donate to support our charity

Please watch this incredible video which includes our supporters

Created by our amazing Patron Russell Wiggins

Autism’s got Talent perform at the flagship Apple store

Autism’s got Talent perform at the flagship Apple store

On Friday 5th April at the flagship Apple Store performers from the world known Autism’ s got Talent showcased their talent in Covent Garden, London. Anna Kennedy OBE founder of the show shared: “This is yet another milestone for our performers to show the world what they can do and do it really well. All my performers were so excited and totally smashed it ‘

The students from Hillingdon Manor School of which Anna Kennedy is founder have formed the well known street dance crew ‘Autism with Attitude’ performing recently on BBC’s ‘The Greatest Dancer ‘.

One of the students spoke on the mic after their performance sharing ‘Go for your dream and dont let anyone tell you because you have a disability you cannot go for it’.

All the performers received standing ovations. Performers ages varied from street dancer Callum Kirrage diagnosed with autism and ADHD aged 12 to singers Marie Gorton and Emma Ahwai in their 20s.

Callums life has been turned around since first performing on Autism’s got Talent 3 years ago.

Calum and two other of the performers singer Macauley Elvin and street dancer Ethan Kumalo have scholarships through the Autism charity AnnaKennedyonline to Pineapple Performing Arts. 

All 6 performers ago shared how much they enjoyed the experience thanking Anna and Autism’s got Talent for creating amazing opportunities for them.

One of Anna Kennedy’s young charity Ambassadors 16 year old Siena Castellon spoke to the audience about the launch of her Nerodiversity Celebration Campaign at the end of May. Siena was voted as one of BBC Radio 1 Teen stars of 2018 and a Diana Award winner for her anti-bullying campaign.

Many of the Apple staff and members of the public in the audience shook my hand said Anna Kennedy sharing: ‘Anna keep doing what your doing this is a fantastic show everyone should see it. Why is this show not on TV ?’. One of the Apple staff said ‘Anna I knew I was going to enjoy the experience however it surpassed all my expectations’

Anna Kennedy opened the show by thanking Apple for giving her performers the opportunity and creating another springboard to boost their confidence and show the public how talented they are.

Autism’s got Talent is now its eight year at the Mermaid Theatre Blackfriars, London and is going global with performers from across the world asking to take part. Past performers have been from across the UK, Canada, USA, Croatia, Sweden, Ireland and this year their first performer is travelling from India to sing on Saturday 4th May.

This is once again giving our performers the chance to celebrate success and have fun – all while raising public awareness and acceptance and to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Tickets are available for the show on https://www.annakennedyonline.com/autisms-got-talent/

Autism with Attitude are the final contestants on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer!

Autism with Attitude are the final contestants on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer!

The Greatest Dancer auditions draw to a close this weekend, the finalists compete to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing.

Our favourite contestants going through the final round are of course – Autism with Attitude!

AUTISM with Attitude, the street dance group from Hillingdon Manor School, entered the European adventure last year.

The school made history when they qualified as the first special needs dance team to reach the finals of the United Dance Organisations Championships.

Dance teacher Jonathan Baron founded Autism with Attitude in 2013 after students were offered the opportunity to perform in Autism’s Got Talent, a show also set up by Anna Kennedy Online.

Autism’s Got Talent showcases the talents of adults and children with autism. Participants told us that autism is not something to be ashamed of, but is to be celebrated – one described his Asperger’s as ‘like a superpower’.

Autism with Attitude started on Autism’s got Talent – look at them now!

The Greatest Dancer continues at the slightly earlier time of 7:30PM on BBC One this Saturday evening, tune in and enjoy the trailer!

You are all invited to take part in Autism Dance Day 2019

You are all invited to take part in Autism Dance Day 2019

Autism Dance Day is now in its seventh year and as always Anna Kennedy OBE and her team will be using the day to raise awareness for autism around the UK, the event is celebrated on social media today and through the weekend of 26th April 2019.

Industry experts have long agreed that dance helps children with an autism spectrum condition develop better, and it can also help them connect more with others. So we thought we would take one step further and ask you to join in a nationwide dance festival to raise funds for Autism. It’s easy to organise – someone brings the music and the invitees provide the moves- and if we all get behind the occasion we think it will really capture the imagination of children with Autism, their parents, carers, friends and family, as well as local press and communities.

Anyone can join in whether they are touched by autism or would simply like to have fun and raise money for this great cause – we would also like to share the fun by inviting you to upload pictures or video images, from your phone , of your event onto Facebook where we have organised a special Step in the Right Direction page: https://www.facebook.com/Step-in-the-right-Direction-279466905419220/

Its a great way of publicising our cause and showing off your event to your family, friends and the nation. Anna encourages families to get involved saying: “Soooo strike a pose whether it be in your office, warehouse, school , college , lounge at home wherever the mood takes you and post your photos on Facebook, tag me on Twitter @Annakennedy1 #autismdanceday”

Click here to take a look at what happened during Autism Dance Day in previous years.

Locals invited to take part in Autism Dance Day

Autism Dance Day is now in its sixth year and as always Anna Kennedy OBE and her team will be using the day to raise awareness for autism around the UK, the event is celebrated on social media today and through the weekend of April.

Tomorrow Leann Karen Lok Zumba Instructor and Mala Thapar Charity Champion are coordinatiing Anna Kennedy’s 4th Charity Zumbathon that will be taking place Croydon Sports Club, Old Farleigh Rd, South Croydon CR2 8YB. This is a joint partnership for two charities, Anna Kennedy Online and Lepra UK.

Tickets are on sale: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/charityzumbathon/134126

You can also purchase raffle tickets online.

Registration starts at 1.30pm and the Zumbathon will start at approximately 2pm and finish at 4pm.

Industry experts have long agreed that dance helps children with an autism spectrum condition develop better, and it can also help them connect more with others.Anna encouraged families to get involved saying:

“Soooo strike a pose whether it be in your office, warehouse, school , college , lounge at home wherever the mood takes you and post your photos on Facebook, tag me on Twitter @Annakennedy1 #autismdanceday”

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Dance Day Campaign