Our Autism Hero Awards
On Saturday 11th June at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London, we hosted our fifth Autism Hero awards.
Winners were chosen by a panel of prominent judges who were David Grant MBE, Kacey Ainsworth, Jo Luck, Detective Chief Inspector Dion Brown, Dr Pam Spurr and Russell Kane.
The winners were all presented with their awards by sponsors, celebrities, charity Ambassadors, Patrons, and Anna Kennedy OBE.
David Grant MBE and Dr Pam Spurr shared their experiences on how tough it was to make their choices as they read such compelling concise biographies of the individuals and groups who were nominated from across the UK and Overseas.
Founder of the charity Anna Kennedy shared: “The Autism Hero Awards recognise the extraordinary achievements of people that show dedication, commitment, and courage of all the nominees and winners are inspirational. The awards are a great way to celebrate these accomplishments and unforgotten heroes and what life-changing impacts are made on people’s lives. It was a privilege to be in a room full of such inspirational people and understand how each finalist had accomplished by sharing details of their journey.”
It was inspiring each of their lived-in experiences led them to be outstanding hero’s. A huge congratulations all the finalists.
Our winners were:
Special Recognition Award – Bryan Chandler
Charity Supporter of the Year – Giuliana Wheater
Sibling of the Year Award – Emily Maxfield
Creative Arts and Media Award – Samantha Grierson
Young Person of the Year Award – Bobby Trundley
Personal Achievement Award -Grace Parr
Outstanding Community Award – Sutton EHCP Crisis Campaign
Online Social Network Award – Kent Autistic Trust.
The Lifetime Award – Debbie Marshall
Parent/Carer of the Year Award – Imogen Robson-Hemmings
Support Group of the Year Award – Jane Green
Leading Business Award – Teach Rex
Outstanding Education Award – Somerset School
People’s Autism Hero Award – Jane Green
The Autism Hero Awards shows just how many people are in our children and adult’s corner.
Fighting beside them, with them, and for them. Fighting every day is hard for parents, carers, and autistic individuals.
Knowing there are so many people in their corner, is overwhelmingly heart-warming!