“A Space Where We Realise We Are Not Alone…” ~ Nina Roy, India
The comment made by 2014 International Delegate, Nina Roy from India, about the ANCA World Autism Festival sums it up for the 1,150 people who have attended this event to date. Many of whom travel from afar each year to reconnect on a physical plane, making long lasting friendships.
“It is not just about the prestigious awards and nominations – it is much more than that.” says a nominee from the USA, “…it’s about being Connected & staying connected” says another, “Its about being a universal member of the ANCA Family“, states a parent from the Philippines. “The ANCA World Autism Festival has created a worldwide net in which we may all participate, non-political, non-partisan; providing an opportunity for all people from around the world, all walks of life, ethnicities and abilities – an event we may all participate in…” says Chris Hayes MP, Australia during a telephone call with co-founder and organiser of the AWAF & Trade Show.
“Events like these strengthen the fabric of our society” – James Moore MP, Regional Minister for British Columbia, 2013
Random photos taken during the private screening at the AWAF 2015 event, of the Film: CONNECTED – A film about Autistic People
The photos illustrate the powerful film, its messages and the impact on the 100 people in the audience that evening.