ANCA is honored to announce at this year’s 6th annual ANCA World Autism Festival Kick-Off, celebrating the Film: CONNECTED, A Film about Autistic People:  a number of the film participants including our AWAF Ambassadors, Performance Artists and 2014 AWAF international delegates attend the event to preview the film screening!

April with Romanbian Honorary Consulate AWAF 2015Canadian ANCA Ambassador April Dawn Griffin, seen here with Dr Mihai Delcea, Minister Plenipotentiary, Head of the Romanian Consular Office in Edinburgh – at the 5th annual event Gala Reception, held in Edinburgh, Scotland. April is the 2014 recipient for Community Achievement, representing Canada.

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April with Curran Dobbs AWAF 2015Actor, stand up Comendian, Curran Dobbs, see here at the 5th annual event Gala Reception, held in Edinburgh, Scotland with April Dawn Griffin. Curran is third place recipient representing Canada at the ANCA World Autism Festival, ANCA International AWARDS, representing Canada.

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Leo and mom at proclamationPerformance artists representing the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada – Ella Garrick and Ciara Cassidy will also be on hand to Kick-Off this event. They proudly represented Canada and their home town of Gibsons during the 5th annual 2014 AWAF event in Edinburgh, Scotland. Seen in the first photo with ANCA Ambassador April Dawn Griffin at last year’s Kick-Off making a Ukraine Consulate group photospeech to Mayor Rowe, Council and approx. 300 community members of Gibsons BC, Canada; in the second photo at the Ukrainian Consulate in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ella and Ciara 2014In the third photo, below, Ciara and Ella seen performing during the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 5th annual ANCA World Autism Festival event, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Think Autistic 4Cyndy Cassidy, 2014 International Judge representing Canada. Ms. Cassidy became the Honorary Judge last year due to many ties – and she was asked to step in as the ti-breaker. She is a Canadian artist with a business background in literary arts, publishing & marketing and martial arts. She is representing Canada as the Honorary Judge this year and will be attending Edinburgh to meet the nominees. Seen here at the Ukrainian Consulate in Edinburgh, Scotland with international delegates Yvonne Mikulencak of Asperger Women’s Association USA, CEO and Founder ‘Child with a Future’, 2014 recipient for Community Mentor, Inna Segiyenko of the Ukraine and Tammy Klein 2013 recipient for Performing Arts, Actress, Hollywood, USA.

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