Comic about Anna Kennedy, who’s made a big change by setting up schools to provide improved education for special children affected by Asperger & Autism.
Anna Kennedy is well known for setting up schools to provide improved education and facilities for special children affected by Asperger Syndrome and Autism. She has now expanded her support for these special children including two schools, a college, a respite home and a website. She was appointed an OBE (Royal Reward for Inspirational Mother) Award by Queen Elizabeth II for her services.
Anna Kennedy OBE’s son Patrick was diagnosed with Asperger’s at the age of four. She later discovered her other son Angelo had autism.
But still even in the 1990’s she was told her sons were unique and there was no one else in the area dealing with the same situation.
You look for someone to blame, but there isn’t anyone.
There were 500 000 autistic people in UK, and very few schools for children with autism – and they were all full. My sons were out of mainstream education for three years and getting only five hours of home tuition a week.
…It was very frustrating. I decided to give my sons a better future, even though I had no idea how to do it.
Anna Kennedy Quote – When your kids need help – Demand it!
That was when she decided to start up a school for children with autism.
In order for one to succeed in building something like that from the scratch, you’d have to get access to all the support you need.
Do not accept “no” – find someone who’ll say “yes”.
If you are building something that feels impossible – Here’s some of the tips from Anna Kennedy OBE for your encouragement:
Anna Kennedy OBE Quote: “Don’t believe everything that you hear.”
-Anna Kennedy OBE quote “Just put on your blinkers and keep going!”
Anna Kennedy OBE quote: -“If you have to start up something that no-one has ever done before -You have to believe you can do it!” -“Do a little bit of research and go with your intuition!”
We opened the first school for children with autism in 1999 with 19 children. My kids were the last to be funded and it wasn’t sure they’d make it in. Now we got 150 children and we opened another school in Kent!
My work keeps me motivated! I sleep usually 2 to 3 hours per night – last night I got 4 hours of sleep. Anna Kennedy OBE quote: -“I think you are successful when you believe in what you do; enjoy what you created; do what you enjoy; and it makes you feel good; and you stay healthy.”