Autism’s Got Talent celebrated their 10-year birthday and the show once again was a smash hit!!
Since 2012 Anna Kennedy OBE the founder of the show shared:
“Our legendary show Autism’s Got Talent showcased amazingly talented performances by autistic adults and children from across the UK and the US. All the performers fly the flag for autism and show what people with autism CAN do and then some.
We aim as a charity to continue to build Autism’s Got Talent year by year and we want all those involved to have fun, do what they love, make friends and be themselves, and have one night which is all about them.”
Autism’s Got Talent provides a platform and great opportunity to replace negative aspects with hope, fun, laughter, and inclusion. This showcase is unique to any other projects across the world. This show brings the performers their families and the audience feel a rare emotion of hope and belonging and part of a unique network and understanding that anything is possible.
Every year promises a showcase of a huge variety of performers and this year showed exactly that. Amazing vocalists, drummers, dancers, poets and so much more.”.
About Autism’s Got Talent
Throughout the last ten years all the talented entries are totally mind-blowing and Anna Kennedy Online have included acts from overseas Sweden, Croatia, US, Canada, Italy, India, France and across the UK.
With more than 500,000 people diagnosed with autism in the UK it is easy to simply label these people.
The fact is that autism is an often-misunderstood condition and while it can be difficult for those diagnosed on the autism spectrum to express themselves, they are often highly intelligent and able people who can achieve extraordinary things, but often navigating the journey in their own way.
Recognising the uniqueness of those autistic individuals Anna Kennedy OBE who has two sons on the autism spectrum, has worked tirelessly with her team of volunteers to find ways of recognising their ability and creating platforms for them to excel.
Anna Kennedy shared:
This was a great opportunity at the weekend for sixteen autistic individuals who stepped up on stage and really showed the audience what they can do. Wonderfully talented singers Jessi Kay, Joseph Pass, Holly Allison, Samuel Turner, T’mya Fyffe , Sky Boswell, Louisa Futcher, Ben Maille and Kieron Lee.
An amazing talented drummer Joshua Scott -Crowley, Electric guitarist Daniel Carson and Tom Wakely, a band from Essex Caged Arts, an expressive and passionate Dancer Aston Avery, Powerful Poet James Scullion, and a talented mimic all the way from the US Scott Edgar.
So often society views these people as difficult and uncommunicative, but this event once again totally blew that out of the water with the support of Pineapple Performing Arts, my wonderful team of volunteers, Philip Barnett as the MC with the support of celebrity guests Robin Windsor, Steven Smith, Danielle Mason, Phillip Baldwin, and John Galea.
This whole show is a concept based solely on inclusion and there needs to be more events like this, which is why Autism’s got Talent is a roadshow and has travelled to St Ives, Essex, Northeast, Liverpool and next year to Cheshire.