Anna Kennedy Online – Autism Awareness Charity
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One tuff muvva and Born Anxious giveaway!

One tuff muvva and Born Anxious giveaway! 

One tuff muvva and Born Anxious giveaway! 

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How hanging upside down stimulates the vestibular system – Giuliana Wheater

How hanging upside down stimulates the vestibular system – Giuliana Wheater

How hanging upside down stimulates the vestibular system – Giuliana Wheater

An article by our well being Ambassador Giuliana Wheater and her video!

Do you or your child need to always be on the go , have trouble sitting still & concentrating ,bump into things or other people ,constantly fidgets , can play “rough” or “not know their own strength “?

Are you or your child prone to acting impulsively?

These are all signs that the vestibular system is under active.

Kids with an under responsive vestibular system may display signs army school that are deemed “behavioural.”

Movement breaks such as hanging backwards over a large exercise ball. I think these should be in all classrooms for anyone to use.

So, what is the vestibular system?

Basically, it is one of our sensory systems, just like sight, smell or taste.

It is located in the inner ear and is all about movement and balance.

It also regulates our motor skills, coordination , posture, body awareness and spatial awareness.

Hanging upside down provides a powerful dose of stimulation which is necessary for PREVENTING SENSORY RELATED MELTDOWNS!!!

Isn’t that amazing?!

Kids who excessively seek vestibular input can have it seriously interfere with their daily functioning.

It is actually almost IMPOSSIBLE for a child whose vestibular system is unresponsive to sit still and concentrate at school.

The benefits of hanging upside down can last for HOURS!!

And benefit EVERYONE!

In fact if everyone did it in short increments throughout the day , what a difference it would make up emotional regulation, focus attention and productivity .

  1. The whole nervous system is regulated as the vestibular system provides unique input.
  2. It can be calming or alerting.
  3. PREVENTS MELTDOWNS
  4. Relieved back pain by taking pressure off the discs.
  5. It IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION .
  6. IMPROVED EMOTIONAL REGULATION.
  7. Improved ability to learn new information .

So whether it’s monkey bars, hanging off the edge of the sofa or a therapy/exercise ball or using an indoor trapeze , hanging upside down I’d scientifically proven to be good for you !!

And its great fun to see the world from a different perspective!

See you next week. Lots of love, Giuliana

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How hanging upside down stimulates the vestibular system
How hanging upside down stimulates the vestibular system
Charity Ambassador speaks to Anna Kennedy about the build up to Christmas on Womens Radio

Charity Ambassador speaks to Anna Kennedy about the build up to Christmas on Womens Radio

Charity Ambassador speaks to Anna Kennedy about the build up to Christmas on Womens Radio

Anna Kennedy’s guest on ‘All things Autism’ was Paul Isaacs talks about Christmas on Womens Radio this week.
Please click here to listen to these amazing shows!

Anna shared:

“The big day is almost here! I think sometimes families of autistic children are under a lot of pressure to have the best, most magical, day at Christmas, and for a lot of different reasons, it is not always possible for us all.

I am aware lots of families of children with autistic children or adults struggle so it is better to have the very best day we can, under these uncertain times and whatever our circumstances may be .Although Christmas is a very special day for a lot of families, at the end of the day really it is just another day.

Every year at Christmas as a family it takes a good while to prepare Christmas Dinner. We manage 15 mins at dinner table all together then the boys are gone to have down time and do their own thing. This is what works for them I am sure others have similar experiences. One year we managed 18 mins!!

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday, as is traditional. I hope that each and every one of my friends and followers that they are with someone who is special to them, and that Christmas is the best it can be. All the best love Anna and all at Anna Kennedy Online.”

Anna Kennedy’s guest on ‘All things Autism’ was Paul Isaacs talks about Christmas on Womens Radio this week. Please click here to listen to these amazing shows!

Paul shared:

“Christmas can be both joyous and potentially challenging time of the year, so here are some guidance on how to aid and support people on the spectrum.

  • Before mindful of language, how much to use and what words to say, always presume competence. (validation)
  • Think about your own body language, eye contact and personal space. (Social perception)
  • Be mindful of sensory integration and sensory hypersensitivities (social interaction)
  • Sensory perception may mean the person needs to tactile to gain meaning and context. (learning/mentalising)
  • Try to work alongside and parallel with a person’s system, be objective and selfowning. (Being non- judgmental)
  • Allow time for responses and be mindful of emotional perception and regulation. (Information processing

Paul Isaacs

Speaker, trainer, consultant & author

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.

JAAQ

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.

JAAQ
JAAQ

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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

Love on the Spectrum UK

Love on the Spectrum UK

Love on the Spectrum UK

Our charity Overseas Ambassador Dani Bowman had a positive experience on ‘Love on the Spectrum ‘ in the US. Please click here to read about her experience.

The show is now coming to the UK, pllease see the poster below:

Love on the Spectrum UK

 

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