Autism’s Got Talent 2016 – North-East entries wanted

INSPIRATIONAL: Anna Kennedy who can be found Tweeting at @AnnaKennedy1

INSPIRATIONAL: Anna Kennedy who can be found Tweeting at @AnnaKennedy1

AUTISM campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE from Middlesbrough is appealing for North-East applicants to take part in next year’s Autism’s Got Talent show – the only performance its kind in the UK that celebrates the achievements of people on the autistic spectrum. In her guest blog she explains why the event is so important.

If you have a relative, child or a friend who is on the autism spectrum and has a great talent that they could share with others then why not get in touch with us? Maybe you yourself are on the spectrum and have a dream to take to the stage.

Each year we look for a diverse mix of talents from across the spectrum and the country. It is not all about singing and dancing so if you think you can play an instrument and wow people, perform magic etc then please do get involved. Don’t presume we won’t be interested in what you do!

All that we ask people to do who are interested in entering themselves or someone they know for ‘Autism’s Got Talent’ is to send us a little video/Youtube clip of that person performing with details of name , age, address, diagnosis and a paragraph about yourself so that we can see them when making our decision.

Anna Kennedy visited her hometown of Middlesbrough in September with the Autism’s Got Talent Roadshow – Express North magazine was there to report on the incredible night:

http://expressnorth.co.uk/stars-shine-at-autisms-got-talent/

The decision process is very difficult for us as we always have too many to choose from and we do like to make it as diverse as possible. If you are not lucky enough to be chosen please do not take it as a negative. Chances are it will just mean we had too many people doing the same thing or from the same area.

Believe me we would love to have everyone but the show would end up being a week long!
As a final note please do remember that ‘Autism’s Got Talent’ is not a competition but rather a celebration to showcase of just how talented those on the Autistic Spectrum really can be.
Please email all video and Youtube clips to lisa.robins@thevines.org.uk
Entries will be accepted up until December 31 2015. The decision process will take place in January 2016.
Get practicing and get those entries in – good luck everyone!

 

 

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