Video 1- PLease note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

Aspiregers interview

Interviews with BBC and USA Media.

Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

Aspergerworld : Her Fairy Jam Jar Episode on Award Winning American TV Series.

 I am over the moon to announce that our episode "Aspergerworld: Her Fairy Jam Jar" has won 3rd place in the 'Diversity empowerment' category at the Media, TV and Radio awards out of all states in the North East USA. My, now award winning, episode, with the wonderful Fairy Tale Team, has aired across American TV; wi
th Fairy Tale fans watching in 110 countries. I am so pleased that my message to spread positive awareness and understanding of the hidden hardships, and the quirks, of my disability has been enabled to help the Autistic Community internationally! SUMMARY: The first half an hour is talking about the hidden hardships and quirks and after that is about my volunteering, school, and advise I have for employers whilst interviewing Autistic candidates. Enjoy!

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Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

'The Autism Show' Radio Pod Cast

                 I have been honoured to follow in Temple Grandin's Footsteps, by being invited to be interviewed on a global 'The Autism Show'.

The Autism Show is a radio show dedicated to bringing listeners interviews from world experts and the best global initiatives to best help our Autistic Community,  and so it is an honour to participate. On the pod cast, me and the lovely host Catherine discuss my disability, my activism and my book "AspergerWorld : My Fairy Jam Jar". Please check out their podcasts, most inspirational and helpful. 
To Listen:
http://autismshow.org/autism-activist/

Aspiregers interview

Aspiregers interview

Katy Gough- InvisibleI- a highly popular youtuber, and social media influencer, who happens to share my disability Autism.

​We recently worked together for her #InvisibleIBookClub project where she reviewed my book, you can see that video somewhere above.

Here are a few of my favourite videos of Katys.

​Please subscribe and follow her on spcial media :)

Disclaimer:  I am not an Autistic Spectrums Disorder expert, nor am I a Therapy Professional. Any advice I give is for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be considered professional advice. Professionals, such as teachers, doctors and therapist should be consulted before any life style changes are made, This website, and my services, should not be seen as a replacement for professional diagnosis, medication, or therapy. I refer to myself as a professional; however this is due to my experiences as an individual with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and not due to my qualifications. Everything on this website is written from experiences and my own personal opinions. I hope to educate and inspire others with my knowledge.  I can not guarantee any personal success or results, and will no be held responsible for any lack of success. 

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Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

        'Independence Street' TV Show - 'Access Dorset'

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Aspiregers interview

NOTE: this is not InvisibleI official review video for my book, AspergerWorld,  that will be uploaded later.

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'Connected' :
       A Film About Autistic People, By Autistic People


ANCA, (The Autistic Network Consulting Agency in Canada) is a brilliant organisation, that spreads positivity and understanding world wide, and I am honoured to be an Ambassador to such a special community.
ANCA created this wonderful, insightful and eye opening film, that shares insights into the Autistic world, from different Autistic people world wide. Recently 'Connected' was shortlisted for Awards with 
Hoboken International Film Festival, COMMFEST - Global Community Film Festivals. 
This film is truly remarkable, challenging negative perceptions to positives, and showcasing some of the incredible talents that can come with Autism Spectrum Disorders, whilst educating on the hidden depths that come with life with Autism.
​ ​If you wish to view the whole film, please contact me.
 

Im honoured that I was enabled with the opportunity to help raise understanding of the hidden depths of Autism, with the help of Anna Kennedy OBE, on SKY TVs 'The ChrissyB Show'.
​The whole show is fanstastic- giving insight into disability and kmenal health and sexual abuse/ assault and how to protect those in need. My particular interview with Anna, includes discussion about the following topics: Autism Hidden Depths, Quirks, Executive Function, Volunteering, School, Adult Life Skillls, my Book AspergerWorld, and my Activism. 

Aspiregers interview

See below for my appearances on Sky TV, Radio One with George the Poet and his brother Kenny, an American award winning TV series "Fairy Tale Access" , BBC Politics Show and The Global 'Autism Show' Radio Pod Cast.

​ On this page, you can also watch the videos of some of my volunteering adventures... Anything from raising awareness, awards, my work in the media, the disability youth action groups and charity projects I volunteered with, and the charities and organisations own brilliant work...
watch the videos, be inspired, and follow these fab projects on social media to stay updated of how their wonderful work changes lives!

Life Behind the Lens - Living with Autism 

These 2 wonderful and eye opening films were created by Chatterbox Youth Disability members who have shared their experiences of the different depths of life with a disability on the Autistic Spectrum, to help others.
I was interviewed and also participated in this film.

What I hope this film portrays is that, these young vulnerable people have come so far, since starting the Chatterboxes, and how through creative expressions, and a different perspective, they have been empowered to express their voices about matters that are important to them - and forge change.
 Go Chatterboxes!

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                 I am honoured to be a Trustee of Access Dorset, where I am also volunteering with their project, 'Independence Street' as a news anchor and journalist. Independence Street is a community TV show that empowers disabled people within our communities to express their voice, about matters that are important to them, as well as showcasing the talents and attributes of disabled people. The beauty of Independence Street is that we go into our communities and train people as journalist, and they too can get involved making the films, about what is important in their lives, so that they too are empowered to express their voice and help make change. This is a video of our big idea.... about half way, our official trailer for Independence Street begins...​ For more information please see 'Inspire to Volunteer' page.

Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

        Health Watch Dorset - #BeYourself video of young people voices

This video is incredibly powerful and eye opening, a must see if you wish to step in to the world of young people.
Health watch created this wonderful campaign, that empowered hundreds of young people regionally to express their voices about what it is like to be "yourself" and provide support for those struggling. Young people from across Dorset were invited to be vocal through creative expressions; film, art, photography or writing. I participated in this project by writing a blog, and in HealthWatchs words "helped inspire 600 young people to express their voices."

Interviews with BBC and USA Media.

Official video for our Friendship Festival 2015

To celebrate Friendship Day, I came together with the Chatterbox youth disability group and a youth group called 'Sussed' to help bring young peoples ideas about matters that are important to them, to life. We decided that support, and friendship, can help us through our own struggles, and so our friendships festival was born.

​Together we designed a friendship festival. This was my first big event, where my ideas had been brought to life. At the event, we had a photo booth to take selfies with your friends, arts and crafts that related to friendship and support, a communication ball pit that encouraged children and adults to ask questions and learn what each others common grounds were and make friends, a children's soft play area, and giant family game; such as Jenga, Connect Four, Bowling, Chess and Twister. The day was a brilliant success, in highlighting why friendship is important and helping the public to gain new friends, and appreciate the friends they already have.

Videos of Volunteering

Aspiregers interview

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Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

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Aspiregers interview

Aspiregers interview

Aspiregers interview

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Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

​​​​BBC Politics Show

With the help of my brilliant family and my work with BBC Generation, I did an interview for TV; BBC's "Politics Show".

In the show I discuss disability rights, education, 'The Safe Places Scheme' and discrimination. I feel honored that I have had the opportunity to express such passions of mine, to raise awareness of important things,  on TV. I love that there was a debate by M.P's about the topics that I discussed; very interesting!

Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

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​My Interview with SKY TV on the ChrissyB Show with Anna Kennedy OBE 

Aspiregers interview

Interviews with BBC and USA Media.

 Interview on USA Radio SputNik-Faultines
I have been honoured with two amazing radio interviews! Discussing autism hidden hardships / quirks, independence training, school, my Activism and my book 'AspergerWorld : My Fairy Jam Jar'. and more. Incredible feedback already:
Eye opening discussion on #FaultLines radio documentary with an inspirational English autism activist. Amazing insights on Autism.”
“Just listening to the wonderful Joely Colmer a female #autismactivist. You are so eloquent! You’re an absolute gem from the queen’s crown. I am so inspired by you.”
“AHHHH! 🙌🏼FaultLines is so good! Crying over here! AWARD WINNING Joely Colmer on Aspergers:Her Disability is a GIFT #FaultLines 👌🏻”
“Listening to beautiful human being
Joely Colmer @asperger_world discussing #autism #ActuallyAutistic #AutismAwareness

Bravo! Insightful thought provoking stuff.
👍 👍”

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BBC Radio One "Stories from the Spectrum"

My wonderful sister and I participated in an hour long Radio One feature. Working alongside, up and coming music artist, George the Poet, and his incredibly inspiring brother Kenny, who has Autism. We recorded a show called "Stories from the Spectrum" which followed the lives of three young people with autism spectrum disorders in England - I was one of them. The radio show explores the spectrum with all of its weird and wonderful quirks. The whole experience was brilliant, and I certainly learnt a lot! I recommend you listen to the whole documentary as it is very eye opening; however, my bit is at the end of part one (21 minutes in), and the beginning of part two (finish at 3 minutes in). Below you can read a Newsbeat article about the Radio documentary. 

Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.


Video 1- PLease note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

           The Chatterboxes Youth Disability Group Promo film

The Chatterboxes are an inspiring multi award winning group of young disabled people from Bournemouth (where I live) who volunteer, make a magazine and provide training for the public, to make positive community change, and make the world a better place for disabled people. The Chatterboxes have changed my life. I owe my happiness and inner peace to the Chatterboxes, for opening doors and showing me my talents and teaching me my life skills.
​This film gives a tiny insight to how incredible these people are... take a look! For more information about this life changing volunteering group, check out my website page "Inspire to Volunteer".

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ITV Fixers- 'IFightfor' Disability Awareness Campaign

I was fortunate to be involved with this wonderful disability awareness music event, hosted by the one and only Chandos. Chandos is a friend of mine, who also volunteered with the Chatterbox disability youth group. To help combat bullying and discrimination and raise awareness of disabilities, he hosted a wonderful music event, with motivational speakers, with the help with Fixers, an ITV charity, that enables young people to make changes within their community, about matters that are important to them. I did a speech for the event, about my Aspergers Syndrome, and was interviewed about bullying with a few Chatterbox members. To say the event was a brilliant success is an understatement, everyone was inspired, motivated and positive as well as empowering disabled people to share their talents and stories too. Check out Chandos’s story on my inspiring role model page!

             Becoming a finalist to YMCA England Youth Matters Awards

This award will always be very special to me, as this was my first ever National award that I had somehow won. It still shocks me, and I count my blessings with everyday that passes, that people have had faith in me, and have empowered me. The motivation that succeeded within me after winning this first award, has since driven me to better my activism for the autistic community. My journey has spiralled form there, and empowered me with happiness and inner peace.

Within this video, you get a chance to meet the other two finalist, Gemma and Hugo, and become inspired by their awesome achievements.
Check them out :)


Please watch Sky TVs 'The ChrissyB' show- which is dedicated to motivating and inspiring, regarding Mental Health and well being. Anna Kennedy OBE, has her own section of the show dedicated to Autism- which is the show I was interviewed on! 

Interviews with BBC and USA Media.

Interviews with BBC and USA Media.

​* My Interview on 'Womens Radio' with Anna Kennedy OBE

We had a great time discussing Autsm hidden depth/quirks/ gifta/ mental health/ gaslighting/ executive function, autism activism and my book 'AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'




COMING SOON:
*​ Marlow FM  Radio interview celebrating World Autism Acceptance Month (April): Autism hidden hardships and gifts, school life, executive function, gaslighting and more.


​​A snippet from my speech at the ‘National Children and Adult Services’ National Annual Conference
I am honored to say that I was invited by National Charity, ‘Health Watch’ to do a speech at the ‘National Children and Adult Services’ National Annual Conference. It was an incredible experience being able to speak so freely on a stage in front of hundreds of Professionals in health and social care, ranging from NHS England and Health Watch England officials. It was wonderful being able to share a bit of my story about my experience with mental health, with a focus on our work creating the ‘Young People’s Experience with Health Social Care’ Patch Work Quilt. I had a wonderful review of my speech written by an employee at Health Watch Dorset; please see “Autism Activism” – “Motivational Speaking’ to read.

NOTE: My interview starts at 35 minutes into the show, however, I highly reccomend you watch the whole show.

Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

"Our Love Rushes over like a Tidal Wave...White Christmas Dip 2015”
First up, I should let you in on a family tradition; every year on Christmas day, we participate in a charity event, that ends the year with a big splash! 

Here’s the thing, every year on Christmas day my family and I wear fancy dress (and the thickest , most chunkiest wet suit known to man kind!) and run screaming into the cold waves of the sea; jumping, laughing and freezing ourselves silly. Every year more and more people take part nationwide, and together we have an awesome time. The best part is while we are having a great experience sharing the love, it’s also to raise over £35,000 for our local Cancer trust. 
This video celebrates the human ability to love; to love each other and our love to help; no matter what. 700+ people came together on Christmas day to share the love... and it was incredible!

​​Most recent Activism, and TV / Radio / Vlog Media Interviews.

Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

Interviews with BBC and USA Media.

Video 1- Please note this is not the official review video for my Book AspergerWorld: My Fairy Jam Jar'.

AKO - The Autism Hero Awards

​ Anna Kennedy Online is a wonderful resource, that I have been priviledged to be involved with in the past. Here are her special awards, that recognise excellence within our autistic communities. If you are inspired by someone who has Autism or Aspergers Syndrome, then you can go a head and nominate them- recognition could give them the hope they need, in order to succeed with happiness and inner peace! Check out my list of motivating role models for inspiration.
One winner from last year, I nominated for a world award, this year, with ANCA, Naturally Autistic. Fingers crossed! 

Interviews with BBC and USA Media.

​​​​  Safe Places Scheme winning the National Accessible Britain Challenge Awards.
I am delighted to announce that 'The Safe Places Scheme' in Bournemouth and Poole won a national prestigious award. The Safe Places Scheme is invaluable and I am proud to be a part of something so special and life changing. By providing public Safe Havens, the scheme can aid disabled people to learn life skills whilst making public places more accessible; the best part is that this scheme really makes a difference. This is because thousands of disabled people live in fear to access places they need to, due to alarming rates of disability hate crime (1,200 disability hate crimes every week with a 1% prosecution rate) with 8 out of 10 disabled people experiencing regular bullying. The Safe Places Scheme provides reassurance that in times of need, there is somewhere safe they can go to in order to get help from trained staff members. I helped develop this scheme in my community; finding appropriate Safe Places (shops & community centers) and trained staff members so they can best help disabled people in their care. To find out more please see “Inspire” - “My Awards and What I Do”.

Some of my Activism and Volunteering Projects.

Aspiregers interview

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NOTE: this is not 

^ The Video above is InvisibleIs official review video of my book AspergerWorld. 









​v The Video below is InvisibleI's initial thoughts on my book. (from 5 minutes and 40 seconds)

              Katy InvisibleI is recomending my book AspergerWorld-
​ Find out what she thinks- Hint- she 'Loves every Word'

 InvisibleI is a popular Social Media influencer and Vlogger, who raises awareness and understanding of Autism, chronic pain and mental health. Boasting over 24,000 followers, Katy is an amazing advocate, and a lovely person who is so motivated to help, and also shares my disability Autism, so its a true honour that she is currently reccomending and reviewing my book with her InvisibleIBookClub on her Youtube Vlog Series!
​If you are lacking time or energy, then you can skip ahead to 3 minutes in to the second video (below), to learn about the InvisibleI Book club and a bit about my Book, and me. 

InvisibleI and AspergerWorld collaberation video reviewing my book AspergerWorld... AND a competition! 
 I am honoured that I went on her channel, we had a blast, lots of fun and laughter filming some fab content for you all, to empower understanding about some of Autisms hidden depths / quirks and my Book! 
​For our competition, all you have to do is follow us both on social media, subscribe to Katys YouTube channel, and share our collaberation AspergerWorld-InvisibleI's official review video of my Book 'AspergerWorld : My Fairy Jam Jar' on your Facebooks to be in with a chance to win a special prize!
​So stay tuned and please follow and Subscribe to Katy InvisibleI, because she is awesome and not only a wonderful person, but knowledgable and empowers understanding of Autism, disability and chronic pain too! 

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