View photos and footage from Bled, Slovenia, ANCA World Tour Launch 2018
Bled TV: “Na Bledu je marca potekal mednarodni simpozij Odkrijte kulturo avtistov. Simpozij na Bledu je organizirala kanadska organizacija ANCA Naturally Autistic. Kot nam je povedala predsednica organizacije Leonora Gregory-Collura želijo ljudem prikazati kulturo avtistov. V okviru programa je nastopila tudi domača skupina Čudoviti um s predstavo Fantom iz opere.”
Translation with additional information: In Bled in March the international symposium was held to discover the culture of Autistic People. The symposium in Bled was organized by the Canadian company ANCA, Naturally Autistic, president Ms. Collura — The programme also Phantom of the Opera performed by students of Do Re Mi, “Beautiful Minds” – founding director Nusa Piber of Bled, Slovenia and INAP AWARDS recipients for 2017 (International Naturally Autistic People AWARDS) at the Vancouver international Festival, Vancouver, Canada.
Interviews with delegates from the 2016-7th annual World Autism Festival courtesy Rompost TV
Thank-you to Katarina Simic for sharing her experiences with us – Katarina is featured in the Spring Issue of Naturally Autistic Magazine, 2017 in Vell Baria’s article “The Harmonic Suite”. “Volunteering at ANCA as a performer was a special experience. The festival is highly organized and very professional, providing many individuals with the opportunity to display their talents internationally. The atmosphere created by all attendees and organizers was very warm; I was touched by the immense appreciation expressed by the festival coordinator and the singer I collaborated with for taking part in the festival. ANCA is already very mature after its 7th anniversary and I am certain it will continue to grow for many more years in supporting an important cause. Collaborating with Vell was a joy, despite the difficulty in finding times to rehearse in a short time span with our contrasting schedules. We both learned from each other through the process and managed to pull through in the end. I am very grateful to have been able to have met Vell, to have made music with her and to have supported her at the festival. She is a very talented singer who consistently amazes her listeners.” – Katarina Simic, Pianist, Student at University
ANNOUNCING the film CONNECTED available on
ANNOUNCING *NEW* AWAF 2018 goes NATIONAL, WORLD TOUR; learn about our upcoming National Events in a location near you
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Watch CONNECTED – The Film Trailer Watch<<
Nominated BEST DOCUMENTARY at Hoboken International Film Festival NY, USA!
Directed by Sonia Suvagau – Canada
Connected: A Film About Autistic People takes the viewer on a journey into the heart of the autistic community. Countering mainstream media depictions of people on the autism spectrum, the viewer is presented with a firsthand experience of this newly emerging community with global implications. Offering fresh questions about the nature of human development; our understanding of intelligence; what it means to be “social”; and the implications of living in a conformist driven society.
“Let The LIGHT Shine Through”
Announcing Honorary Guest Keynote Pam Goldsmith-Jones MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Stefan Dion MP, Welcome Opening Address & Proclamation Acting Mayor of Vancouver Councillor Raymond Louie, with Emcee CEO & Founder of Easy Daysies (Dragons Den Partner) Elaine Tan Comeau – view details on Media Release & Press Release links
An Evening with Jimmy D. Lane
Filmed by Lucho Berzek
Courtesy Rompost TV
“Autism Funding Approved” for British Columbians to attend the 7th annual ANCA World Autism Festival September 30 – October 5, 2016 – the only event in the world where autistic people from diverse cultures meet, where organisers & businesses of program supports and products are showcased on the same platform! AWAF Press Release June 18, 2015
NEW Updates to come
Joshua Cochrane (2014 INAP Awards Nominee) – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Curran Dobbs (2014 INAP Awards Nominee) – Autistic Comedian, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Ciara Cassidy – Gibsons British Columbia, Canada
Utku Mahanoglu (2014 INAP Awards Nominee) – Istanbul Turkey
EXCERPT FROM 2013 INAP AWARDS PERFORMANCE FEATURING ‘STAND FOR THE BEAR’
Gibsons Proclamation for World Autism Awareness Day in support of the 2014 INAP Awards Official Kick-Off.
Gibsons is the first municipality to recognize “Gold” as the official color of the Autistic Community. April 2nd witnessed Gibsons Town Hall light up in Gold.
April 2, 2014 INAP Awards Official Kick-Off at Boomers Burger Bar Restaurant in Gibsons was a Great Success filled with music (Stand for the Bear) , song and dance. Photos Coming Soon!
Proceeds from Kick-Off go to support young dancers Ciara and Ella from Gibsons to travel to Edinburgh Scotland to perform in the Production
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Celebrate the Accomplishments of Autistic People.
2013 INAP Awards Photo Gallery
Video courtesy of Rompost TV, a Naturally Autistic ANCA Partner.
Leonora Gregory-Collura interviewed on Black Diamond Radio 107.8 FM in Scotland with Host Geoff Ruderham.
2nd Interview: Leonora Gregory-Collura interviewed on Castle Radio 98.8 FM in Edinburgh Scotland with Host John Murray.