Sunday, 10 June 2012
We are absolutely delighted that one of our co-founders (and core group member) Anna Kennedy is on the Queen's honours list and will be awarded an OBE for raising autism awareness and setting up education and care facilities.
Anna has worked so hard over the years for the autism community. Whilst caring for her two autistic sons she founded and continues to run Hillingdon Manor and Baston House School. Anna and her team have created the largest range of specialist facilities in Europe and she continues to strive, she recently produced a DVD with legendary Pineapple Dance Studios (Step In The Right Direction) and last month she produced the amazing Autism's Got Talent show.
Here's what she said about getting her OBE:
"Obviously I am honoured and my love for my sons and husband has kept me going. I hope to use this award to springboard improvements and changes in the world of autism and I will accept the OBE on behalf of all families who are affected by autism."
Congratulations Anna - we are very proud of you!
Posted by Act Now For Autism at 7:45 pm