September 23rd thru the 25th, the winner's names and efforts will be recognized and awarded in an unforgetable way, in one place, Vancouver, Canada.
Who should attend? Anyone who is autistic, anyone who has been touched in some way by autism, and everyone else in the general public. The days of being unaffected by autism are over. This is a great way to see what happens when we focus on the good, hone the strengths, and work hard to overcome challenges, no matter who you are!
|Leonora Gregory Collura|
|Kay Meek Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Janet Panic will also be singing the National Anthem and event's theme song, "It Will All Work Out." There will be several other readings, performances, and demonstrations, as well as a video message by Joey Travolta and a live phone message from Dr. Temple Grandin who is the event's Official International Ambassador. Several hosts made up of various performance artists and entrepreneurs will be presenting the 2011 submissions/nominations. All involved are autistic.
|The Pinnacle at the Pier, North Vancouver|
Sunday, Sept. 25, will bring on the Gala Awards Dinner and Dance also at the posh Pinnacle at the Pier. There will be a mingling reception from 5pm to 6pm as well as a photo shoot. Dinner will be served and afterwards, the breathtakingly beautiful awards, each one original handblown glass, standing at least 10 inches high, will be presented to the deserving winners. To top off the celebration, a dance kicks off at 8:30pm with the live Jazz trio, Kevin Costin and the Raincoast Riders.
To really feel the impact, to be touched and understand the outreach happening here please click this link showing last years nominations and awards event. Turn your volume up so you can hear this year's theme song, it's wonderful! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_MY6iU7eAk&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
To learn more or to help an autist get to the event, please go to http://www.naturallyautistic.com/
Annie Eskeldson writes children's books about autism that also nurture the parent and can be found at http://www.authorannie.com/. She also hosts Children's Express, a show brought to you and sponsored by ANCA to help parents learn how their children naturally express themselves. It can be found on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/.