Autism Hero Awards 2018 winners
Outstanding Education Award – Melanie Whitfield
Sibling of the Year Award – Sarah Yasini
Creative Arts and Media Award – Kathryn Tonkiss
Lifetime Achiever Award – Lesley Fisher
Top Journalism Award – Steve Downes
Outstanding Community Award – Libby Hill and Steve Whitmore
Peoples Autism Hero Award – Vicki Taylor
Parent/Carer Award – Rebecca Taylor
Personal Achievement Award- Mickey Mayhew
Leading Business Award – Toby Gorniak
Online Social Network Award – Chris Bonello
Entrepreneurial Award – Oliver Wendt PHD
Special Recognition Award – Paula McGowan #JusticeforOliver
Charity Volunteer of the Year – Adrijana Owen
Special Recognition Award
Paula McGowen who received a Special Recognition Award as she has dedicated her life to campaigning for better health care for people who have autism and learning disabilities after losing her son due to lack of training within the NHS. Her petition was supported by Anna Kennedy Online and reached parliament who will debate this petition on 22 October 2018.
Anna Kennedy Online our new UK ambassador
Paul Issacs an autistic trainer, speaker, consultant and blogger who has been hosting workshops for Anna Kennedy Online was announced as the UK ambassador.
With all these continuous and very exciting developments of the charity, it is fundamental in raising Autism awareness with remarkable advocates on board as the positive way to reach out to the wider audiences and empower them with knowledge and strength.