Anna Kennedy (OBE) has been appointed as the autism ambassador for specialist autism provider, Options. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the group.
Anna, who has two autistic sons, founded autism-specialist school Hillingdon Manor and has also established her own autism awareness charity. The charity, Anna Kennedy Online, provides support and advice about autism-related issues to thousands of parents and carers and promotes inclusion and equality for those with the condition.
Options, part of the Outcomes First Group, provides specialist services for approximately 700 children and young adults across England and Wales with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and learning disabilities. The company offers a pathway which is unique within the sector, providing support to individuals at any stage of their life.
Outcomes First Group chief executive officer, Graham Baker, said Anna Kennedy’s appointment is an exciting one for the group. He said: “We are very pleased to welcome Anna to the wider group, her values and wealth of experience will add real value to our expanding organisation.”
Anna said: “I’m really excited about my new role with Options and to continue to do what I have been doing for years, which is raising awareness and ensuring that people with autism are accepted for who they are. “It’s so important that all of us who are involved with autism should continue to fight hard and make our voices heard in improving educational and other resources for individuals, their families and carers.“I can’t wait to support some of the excellent work that Options is doing throughout its services and to get involved in future campaigns and projects.”
For more information please visit: www.optionsgroup.co.uk.
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