There is a lot that comes to mind when talking about American Culture: The history of the USA, the founding fathers, the geographic landscape, the huge variety of cultures residing in American Culture, the native Culture of Indians, the Black Culture introduced through the history of slavery from Africa and so, so much more…

The American representatives/delegates attending the upcoming 2017 8th annual ANCA World Autism Festival express their enthusiasm and talent. Click link video to see contributions by two Officially Selected Nominees for 2017 INAP AWARDS – actor/mime artist/mime coach/community mentor Terry Hart in a film created by Jordan O’Keely:

 

Here is a unique take on living in America by 2016 INAP recipient for Visual Arts at the 7th annual ANCA World Autism Festival, Elizabeth Pritchard of Paperbag Comic – Below are some comic strips I created for the College at Brockport’s student-run newspaper, the Stylus” ~ Liz Pritchard

 

JUST IN September 16, 2017 from Liz Pritchard at the Rochester sci-fi anime convention, RocCon!

Benjamin Kellogg, another esteemed American at the 8th annual ANCA World Autism Festival, brings to the world stage his literary art: poetry recital and children’s books.

Carissa Paccerelli – 2016 INAP AWARD recipient for Visual Arts and ANCA World Ambassador represents the diversity of culture in America. A Filipino lineage in her family, autistic and female creates inspiring opportunity for this young emerging artist who happens to be autistic! Visit her website to learn more about her artwork.

2017 Official Selection in the category of Community Achievement for the prestigious INAP AWARDS (a global recognition awards platform to connect, build, celebrate and showcase amazing autistic people from around the globe! Samantha Craft is an incredible woman and mother of three, business woman, author, speaker, artist and community builder! Visit her website to learn more! 

 

Click fb link on screen below to view video of Liz Pritchard speaking to the Press Corps at the Taiwanese Legislature in Taipei last Spring alongside Mr. Chen MP

Kelly Green’s Autism Highway Chalk Festival Workshop

…was inspirational, and hearing all of the great accomplishments and connections she’s made is amazing. Chalk is such an accessible device that can be used to connect communities together. Art is a powerful vehicle that can be utilized to connect and communicate with others, and I’m looking forward to chalking it up this coming year at the ANCA regionals!

Vell Baria and Joely Colmer’s Advocacy as Autistic Women Workshop was very accurate, engaging, and insightful. This workshop was a great chance to interact and be with my peers, and I really enjoyed the connections we all made.

—Liz Pritchard, Rochester, New York, USA

NB: As a result of Elizabeth's experience at the 2016 ANCA World Autism Festival, she went on to represent AWAF as USA ANCA World Ambassador at the inaugural AWAF Kick-Off for Region #1 in Covina, California, USA, hosted by Kelly Green!

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