Anna Kennedy Online – Autism Awareness Charity
JAAQ

JAAQ

JAAQ 

JAAQ is a new mental health social media platform and brings together world-leading mental health professionals to answer thousands of questions about all kinds of topics.

Anna was approached by Danny Gray and the JAAQ team to be one of the 50 first content creators for this new Social Media Mental Health platform since Anna Kennedy Online are recognised as a charity that support many families of Autistic children and adults.

JAAQ were so blown away by Anna Kennedy’s enthusiasm and drive that they agreed to film the well-known performing arts show Autism’s got Talent this year. They have also agreed to film next year’s show since they said this was a fantastic platform for talented autistic children and adults to showcase their talent.

Kieron Lee one of Anna’s charity Ambassadors and past Autism’s got Talent performer launched his debut single at the JAAQ Mental Health launch in Central London last week.

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Kieron shared:

“It has been an absolute honour and privilege to work with JAAQ on the official music video for my debut single ‘NYN.’ I cannot thank the team of lads for believing in me and making someone who often feels misunderstood so comfortable and appreciated.

The team at JAAQ have inspired my drive to raise more awareness surrounding mental health and autism, these people are helping shape a better tomorrow and it is so inspiring.

The official music video was premiered at the JAAQ launch and the experience was surreal. I was so proud and honoured to be a part of something that will change the lives of so many.

I’d like to thank Ash & Yoni who stuck with me through this entire journey, two of the nicest people I have ever met. I can’t wait for what the future has in store.

It has been an honour to do this alongside, Anna Kennedy for whom I am super thankful.

Please check out the video on the official platform of JAAQ and browse the platform and get advice on a huge range of topics from world experts”.

Anna Kennedy shared:

“I am so proud of our Charity Ambassador Kieron Lee he blew everyone away at the launch event. His voice filled the room leaving many in tears. Congratulations to Danny and Team JAAQ. an amazing Mental Health and Social Media Platform. The site is now live and will be evolving and populating each week.

I am proud to be a content creator of JAAQ. This is an amazing platform to spread the word about the work of our charity and to raise autism awareness and acceptance through my experience as a founder of autism services, founder of Anna Kennedy Online autism charity, and my own personal experience as a mother and wife.

Lots more to come on this Social Media platform and the perfect place to ‘Just Ask a Question’. This is going to be a fantastic platform for our charity sharing our work.  It is completely free no costs involved and such a useful resource.

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Born Anxious are delighted to be supporting Kieron Lee on the launch of his debut EP, ACRONYMS and single, NYN. We are delighted to support Kieron with a collaborative range of clothing to endorse the new EP and single. As Kieron is an ambassador for the AKO charity, £2.50 from every sale will be going directly to the charity. Click here to purchase a Born Anxious Kieron Lee ACRONYMS T-Shirt

The debut single from Kieron Lee is titled “NYN”, taken from his upcoming album “Acronyms”.
You can download on Spotify or Amazon: 

Kieron Lee “NYN” Click here to download from Spotify

Kieron Lee “NYN” Click here to download from Amazon

Anna Kennedy Online wins Charity of the Year!

Anna Kennedy Online wins Charity of the Year!

Anna Kennedy Online wins Charity of the Year!

The European Diversity Awards recognise achievement across all strands of diversity: race, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and belief. Launched in 2010, the European Diversity Awards are now firmly established as the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event.

Attended by leading lights from business, politics and the media, the EDA recognises those individuals and organisations whose outstanding leadership has made a genuine difference to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.

Linda Riley, European Diversity Awards founder, said:

“These awards exist to shine a light on those who have worked tirelessly to champion diversity and inclusion during what has been an extremely challenging year, particularly with the cost-of-living crisis and spiralling food and fuel costs. Every deserving winner has made real achievements in race, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or religious belief over the past year.”

Anna Kennedy Online wins Charity of the Year

Winner of European Diversity Charity of the Year 2022 was Autism Charity Anna Kennedy Online. The sponsor for this category was Optum who donated £5k to the charity. Anna founded the charity in 2009 to support and share information to the many families and adults diagnoses with autism.

Anna Kennedy Online wins Charity of the Year!

Anna said: “Ever since I started my own journey with my own sons Patrick and Angelo in 1999 and wanting to help and support those who like them have a diagnosis of Autism I am frustrated and disappointed with the lack of facilities and support across the UK. This is why it is so important that all of us who are involved with the autism community should continue to fight hard and make our voices heard in improving educational and other resources for autistic individuals, their families and carers.”

Anna shared “I was overwhelmed to receive Charity of the Year at the prestigious European Diversity Awards . I couldn’t do what I do without my PA Lisa Robins and my fantastic team of volunteers who have been with me for many years giving up their precious time to support the charity. We are a small charity made up of autistic role models, parents, siblings, and individuals who want to improve the quality of life for autistic individuals so they can make their mark in this world just like everyone else”.

Supporting the event were Dr Ranj, Emilie Sande,Claire Sweeney and BBC News Jane Hill.
Photo credit: Jonathon Phang 

Awesometistic presents A Million Blankets

Awesometistic presents A Million Blankets

Awesometistic presents A Million Blankets

The Autistic Adoptee – A Story about a boy from a troubled childhood to AUTISTICALLY AWESOME. It’s time to take off some of the blankets and show ‘it’s ok to be me!’

“Richie overcomes huge challenges presented to him by the ignorance to his condition, and ultimately emerges triumphant. His poignant and optimistic story is a must watch”

In Richie’s own words: “Growing up without a diagnosis of ASD was difficult to say the least; struggling immensely with everyday life”.

Not understanding where he fit into this world. carrying out different behaviours to others, but at the time he didn’t understand why he was doing them but really struggled to stop. Sharing his life through a story of how he seen the world growing up around him, struggling to understand his adoption and feeling rejected.

I felt like a freak for 34 years. I have felt throughout my life I have had to hide away and compress everything deep inside – resulting in some very low points in my life. Mix in my adoption and child abuse, it has been a roller coaster, that I’m keen to share. “I have learned a lot about myself and became very self-aware. I feel this puts me in a very good position to share my story from my heart of my life growing up.

Now it’s time to take the blankets off!

Click here to download the leaflet.

Please note, this show contains:Discussions around the topics of self-harm, overdose, adoption, rape, eating disorder, gambling.

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AKO Charity Christmas Cards 2022

AKO Charity Christmas Cards 2022

Buy your AKO Charity Christmas Cards 2022! (UK Only)

Each of the previous winning designs from our Christmas Card competition, our talented supporters Chris Rathbone and Natalie Sherriffs, along with previous creations from the talented Patrick Steele-Bodger and our wonderful Ambassador Harvey Price – are all included in each pack of assorted cards.

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