ANCA in the news, locally, nationally and internationally
In 1998, we were the first organization in the world to have this style of television documentary Stranger in a Familiar Land and in 2000 the interview of a parent on local television and one of the parent/children groups run by ANCA Stranger in a familiar land
NEWS JUST IN Sept 22, 2017 – Taiwan China News:
三位台灣自閉症青年藝術家羅得嘉(Billy Lo)、賴櫟安(Li-An Lai)及薛惠綸(Huei-Luen Shiue)，分別榮獲加拿大第8屆世界自閉症節(8th annual World Autism Festival)視覺藝術、青少年視覺藝術及表演藝術獎的入圍提名，將接受加拿大卑詩省自閉症非政府組織ANCA的邀請前來溫哥華出席頒獎典禮。
ANCA由Charlie Collura與Leonora Gregory-Collura於1995年共同成立，旨在幫助自閉症孩子和他們的家庭自然成長及發展，並自2010年起舉辦年度世界自閉症節活動，頒發獎項給來自各國在藝術、體育及社區服務等領域表現傑出之自閉症青年，透過這個平台，讓這些身心障礙藝術家盡情展現天賦、獲得尊重與掌聲。繼去(2016)年台灣青年畫家李仕宇入圍第7屆世界自閉症節青少年視覺藝術獎提名後，台灣自閉症青年的才華及努力今年再度受到加拿大ANCA的肯定，不惜遠到來訪，分享他們努力不懈、克服先天障礙的故事。
第8屆世界自閉症節訂於2017年9月29日至10月4日在溫哥華Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel (1100 Granville Street, Vancouver)舉行。詳情請參考活動官網https://www.naturallyautistic.com/2017-8th-annual-world-autism-festival/venues-for-2017-anca-world-autism-festival/
Three Taiwanese Luo Dejia, a young artist with autism (Billy Lo), Lai Lian (Li-An Lai) and Xue Hui LUN (Huei-Luen Shiue), respectively, will be received at Canada’s 8th World autism day (8th annual World Autism Festival) in Visual Arts, Youth performing arts and Visual Arts Awards Finalist nominations will be accepted in British Columbia, Canada autistic ANCA on non-governmental organizations invited to attend the awards ceremony in Vancouver.
21 years old student at Taipei College of marine technology Department of Visual communication design, grade 3 Rhodes, was diagnosed with autism from childhood, graduated from junior before suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. Paintings and lot slowly out of the darkness of negative emotions, confidence, this (2017), awarded week Grand Cultural Foundation “20th global love of lives Medal”.
The youngest of the finalists of the young Taiwanese are depend on Oak. With severe autism, she, as spoken by typing more difficult to communicate with people, with thick paint on their hands have a lot creation, communication through painting mood. In addition, good music and love violin music wit Xue Hui LUN participating will come to Vancouver.
ANCA jointly established in 1995 by Charlie Collura and Leonora Gregory-Collura, designed to help autistic children and their families the natural growth and development, and since 2010 annual world autism day awards from various countries in the arts, Outstanding performance in the areas of sports and community service youth with autism through the platform, Let these artists with disabilities show respect for talent, and applause. Following the (2016) years young Taiwanese artist Li Shiyu finalist 7th World autism day young Visual Arts Awards nominations, the autistic youth in Taiwan’s talent and hard work of ANCA in Canada again this year, at the far to visit, share stories of the work they have done, to overcome the inherent obstacles.第8屆世界自閉症節訂於2017年9月29日至10月4日在溫哥華Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel (1100 Granville Street, Vancouver)舉行。詳情請參考活動官網 8th World autism day scheduled for September 29, 2017 to October 4 in Best Western Plus Vancouver Chateau Granville Hotel (1100 Granville Street, Vancouver). Please refer to the event website. http://web.roc-taiwan.org:3000/preview/26/post/10804
NEWS JUST IN Sept 2017 – Local Media Vancouver BC Canada – see below
NEWS JUST IN Local Media Taipei, Taiwan
Quote from Mr. Chen Taiwan Legislature at the Press Conference AWAF Organiser Leonora Gregory-Collura attended; The topic’s meaning ” Mr. Chen :Hopes Taiwan Could Host the Annual World Autism Festival”
“The Autism Young Artist’s Paintings Are On The World Stage”
Samantha E, representing Edinburgh, Scotland – 211 recipient for the Performing Arts
This article was written by the editor for The Local, on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. She did such a great job and included author, Jan Beaver Coad who came up from Washington to be with us, a group photo, the coffee labels by our fb artists and online ANCA Team, as well she writes about our Global Autistic People Awareness Campaign and our 2010 AWARDS to be held September 30 -Oct 2, 2011.
This article was written by Kathryn Williams, Healthy Living in the examiner.com, click the links to read the articles. Learn about the autistic culture. Diagnosed with autism.
2015 – ARTICLE NEWS JUST IN Coast Reporter today, Feb 5 2015 – An Evening With Irem Bekter… The Sunshine Coast chapter of ANCA opened 2015 in style and grace last Thursday night, Jan. 29 with an evening with Irem Bekter at the More Café and Bakery at Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons. Bekter has an extensive career as a film, television and stage actress and teaches a master class at the National Theatre School in Canada. (Click italic link in red above to read more and see photos)
This article has been contributed to the Mackay Autism Support Group, Hope Online magazine and the Sunshine Coast BC Canada Community Fan Page, December 2010 and to AutismHWY.com Jan 2011 by Leonora Gregory-Collura on behalf of Naturally Autistic® ANCA®.
“The Autistic Paradigm – from the inside out™”
When we started our Naturally Autistic® ANCA® journey, I had one particular question in my mind and that was ‘how was it that our son Anthony did not demonstrate inappropriate behaviours?’ and associating to that question was ‘why was Anthony naturally sociable?’
Over the course of the years that followed, I soon learned what separated the autistic child from the child with autism. For myself and the many autistic people and families we have served at ANCA, the autistic paradigm became the key to this understanding.
Upon launching ANCA, we felt it necessary to meet with young and mature autistic adults, to get a sense of each of our respective experiential history. I learned that the human condition is complex and not as simple as labelling. The personal underlying experiences would hold many answers as I found out from the group we were supporting.
We examined our lives and created four themes which later would become the foundation for our training program “The Autistic Paradigm – from the Inside Out”. Those four themes, Communication, Environment, Structure and Individuation, is how we approach all of our programs and services from our Educational Workshops & Professional Training Programs, Playworks program, the Autistic Developmental Support Systems program, the ANCA® Groups, Consultations, annual group events and the ANCA® Plan.
So, how does ANCA® define the Autistic Paradigm?
ANCA® focuses on “how” the autistic mind processes information – a mental/cognitive processing map that is unique and distinct to all autistic people – children, teens and adults.
By understanding the communications process that autistic people naturally have to work with and supporting this unique, inherent process, inappropriate behaviors dissipate. These behaviors are often a form of communication in an effort for the autistic individual to communicate and express themselves.
Mya Fortin, an ANCA parent for over 12 years expresses how this worked for her during a television interview in 2000. She stated Cole successfully graduated from High School with a leadership award, scholarship and bursary to attend College in January 2011. He has had various jobs during High School and is currently working, saving up his money for when he starts College. Cole continues to attend ANCA® Group and events and is beginning his own journey of self discovery as an adult.
To hear and see the whole interview , join our FREE Community membership on our website at https://www.naturallyautistic.com and click “Media tab” to view this interview and to hear Mya’s understanding and application of the ‘Autistic Paradigm – from the Inside Out’.
ANCA® was founded in 1995 by Charlie Collura and myself, Leonora Gregory-Collura. The organization values compassion, understanding and diversity. The company is driven by a desire to help children and their families grow and develop together naturally. As well, Charlie and I formed the ANCA® Foundation in 1998 to provide additional support through information, education and public awareness through annual conferences, camp-outs and cultural events.
ANCA® is unique in that it understands the autistic mind from the “inside out”. All support staff are autistic and understand autism through both self-examination and extensive work with clients and can speak to the success of the ANCA® approach and “The Autistic Paradigm.”
Combined with 20 years of documented success in providing support, ANCA® has worked with hundreds of autistic individuals and their families. Our organization has put on numerous workshops, training and speaking engagements throughout North America to audiences including community living associations/societies, school districts and clinical professionals. Reaching over 2,000 people with our teachings, Charlie and I, together, have over 60 years experience working in the field of special needs and autism.
ANCA®’s mission is to support the natural development of autistic people by providing education and training to autistic individuals, their families, and the community at large.
ANCA®’s Philosophy – ANCA® values compassion, understanding and diversity. The company is driven by a desire to help autistic children and their families grow and develop together, naturally – Naturally Autistic®.
|Diversity||Everyone processes differently and has a unique contribution to make to society|
|Understanding||Learning to understand one another is the key to effective communication|
|Compassion||Service to others makes the world a better place|
What people are saying about ANCA®
“I feel very confident to recommend ANCA Consulting Inc. As a member of the Early Childhood Educators Community, I am very excited that an opportunity exists to promote a shared understanding between parents and professionals that recognizes each child’s uniqueness and our need to honor their diversity.” – Patricia Hilton, Pre-school teacher, North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
“Learning about autism from autistic people, I can’t think of a better way to learn.” – Teachers and support staff, Langley School District, Langley, BC, Canada.
“It helped me understand why some of the kids I work with, do the things they do.” – North Shore District, Resource Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
What I liked about the workshop: “The insights into thought processes and the normalizing of autism…” – Teachers and support staff, Langley School District, Langley, BC, Canada.
“…We were challenged in a kind way to rethink misconceptions we may have had.” – Applied Psychology Group, Surrey, BC, Canada.
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