ANCA, Naturally Autistic celebrate the global Autistic communities talents, and kind attributes, Here I have recognised some of the Autistic people, or those who help the Autistic Community, whom I was privileged to meet at the World Autism Festival.
These are role models and activists in their own rights, with varying talents and all sharing one thing in common, kind attributes and quirks that come with life on the Autism Spectrum.
Calling for 2017 ANCA nominations!
I need your help to recognize people within the UK Autistic Community, doing wonderful things!
I am soon to embark on my life’s biggest adventure yet, as a ANCA Naturally Autistic World Ambassador, You see, now my dreams can come true, and I can help more people find positives in the Autism Spectrum. It is my role as ambassador to find the UK’s autistic talents in kindness, and anyone who has achieved great things within themselves, as an autistic person, or within their community as someone who supports those with Autism. I need to find such role models, and recognize these inspiring unsung hero’s, on the world stage…
I would like your help, if you know anyone who deserves a nomination, either for their work within the UK autistic community or their own achievements, talents or work as an autistic person, than please nominate, them, using ANCAS website or contact me, (with their permission).
About the ANCA World Autism Festival...
The award ceremony where I found out that I had actually won these prestigious awards, was during the ANCA World Autism Festival in Canada, Vancouver, September 29th - 5th October 2016.
The ANCA World Autism Festival is ‘one of its kind’ and famous for excellence; a world platform to showcase all the wonderful innovations and contributions to the positive growth of Autistic people, from around the world. Attendees are invited to learn first-hand from the autistic culture -global community, in an environment that strengthens the very fabric of our societies, to change lives. Attendees range from world leading Autism experts, Business organisations, community leaders, cultural organisations and diplomats as well as other Autistic people like myself, who are finding inner success with their disabilities.
Attending The World Autism Festival
Attending, and being an online part of The ANCA, Naturally Autistic World Autism Festival, brings about this hope and positivity into the lives of those living with Autism. Our ANCA Community, and our Attendees are invited to learn first-hand from the autistic culture -global community, in an environment that strengthens the very fabric of our societies, to empower and enable disability. Attendees range from world leading Autism experts, Business organisations, community leaders, cultural organisations and diplomats as well as other Autistic people like myself, who are finding inner success despite the struggles, within their Autitism. You see, the world Autism Festival, is a ‘one of its kind’ and famous for excellence; a world platform to showcase all the wonderful innovations and contributions to the positive growth of Autistic people, from around the world. A lot of our ANCA community participate from behind the scenes, online, and still benefit greatly from the live streaming of all ANCA world training, workshops, therapys, and other events .
ANCA changes lives by giving an supportive and enabling community of understanding and devotion, something a lot of autistic people can benefit from. It’s important to spread the word about ANCA, my world award, and my role as an ambassador so that we can help as many autistic people as we can, with a new supportive family they can access, and maybe even with recognition on the world stage. This award has changed my life already; and made me believe in myself, and my Autism Activism. I finally realised that I am not worthless, like my bullies would like me to believe; my post traumatic stress doesn’t control me as much anymore because I have learnt that I can learn to control these flashback of bullying and abuse, by being an activist in kindness; because I am making real change for the autistic community.
Winning a World Community Achievement Award...
I might have a disability, but I have been enabled to use my disabilities quirks, to help others, and I am honoured to say that during the ANCA World Autism Festival, in Vancouver, I won the prestigious World ‘Community Achievement’ Award, and become a World Ambassador, with ANCA, Naturally Autistic, people awards. Words can’t describe the shaking beauty that surged through me, as the understanding dawned that I had actually WON the World ‘Community Achievement’ Award. Yes, words can’t describe the emotional whirlwind, as I was awarded with the honour of becoming a World Ambassador; the hyperventilation as I struggled for breath, the laughing hysteria, as tears of utter joy poured down my face. The realisation dawned on me, stunning me to beaming silence; all the pain, the bullying, the isolation and frustrations of Autism... it was all worth it. Because it had taught me so many valuable lessons on how to help others through similar difficulties, and now, with these awards, I know with a certainty that I am making a difference. That’s all that has ever mattered to me.
Why did I Win?
I ask myself this question everyday, it seems! I'm still in quite a bit of shock... However, I won these world awards thanks to my Autism Activist work; Motivational Speeches, Positive Role Modelling for Autistic people, and training for professionals. Due to my dedication for raising an understanding of Autistic Disorders, I have enabled Autistic people to realize the positives within their disability and strive towards their full potential; while creating understanding of Autisms hidden hardships and quirks.
Yet most importantly, I was enabled to win, and become successful with inner peace, thanks to the endless support of my family and voluntary sector, this award is as much award as it is theirs; I will always be grateful to these stars for guiding me on my path.
Thanks to these amazing individuals, I believe that individual people can make a difference in the lives of others, and I wish to spark the fire of positive change into the hearts of many, by inspiring people to understand the hidden hardships, quirks and diversity of the autistic spectrum, and empower and enable lives.
I am honoured to be able to extend my Activism through ANCA, Naturally Autistic, Global Autistic Network Consulting Agency. As an Ambassador I can now help more people, recognise individuals in the Autistic Community for their talents or kindness, to build that hope and understanding.
ANCA Autistic Role Models,
World Autism Festival and INAP Awards
To look at The global Autistic Network Consulting Agencys website, to find information about the awards and the World Autism Festival, please click below.