The Mom from South Africa…

The seed of lives…

xfs_500x400_s80_D6H_3795xfs_500x400_s80_D6H_3586Through one physical departure, and one simply conveyed message, the planting of a seed sprouted the lives of an entire world!

In the late 1990’s ANCA was approached by a parent with a three year old child, Continue reading “The Mom from South Africa…”

Building an international autistic community showcase – no small feat!

…. – it has been built upon the foundation of philanthropy, vision, unification and understanding of the attributes autistic people and those who support this growing community have to offer and to contribute to society. Events like this help build the fabric of societies; events like this ‘enable’ the community to come together and to support one another through innovative partnerships and sponsorships (not unlike those seen in the dramatic and performing arts, international sporting events and industry innovations).
Cross cultural partnerships are key to the success of emerging groups in society as well as marginalised groups. This annual event has demonstrated cross-cultural partnerships as a…..

Autism is a word no one really knows about

Let’s start by discussing ‘What is autism and what is Autistic People… difference please?
Yes, there is a difference: autism is ‘as if’ the autistic individual carries it, has it, like it may even be catching it…. etc….

Orko Roy – artist and speaker

Orko Roy 2014 International AWARD recipient for Visual Arts, representing India. [easyrotator]erc_37_1431181178[/easyrotator] Orko sketched his favourite Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan. He recently had the opportunity of gifting it to him during one of his shoots (as seen in slide show above). In his

What is an NPI?

Our kids may not be able to tell us verbally what is bothering them but their body language or behaviour can speak volumes if we listen to them. ~ Lori Stoughton, ANCA parent


Whilst many look to the famous few – there is an underground movement of quiet, successful people on the autistic spectrum and their networks of non-autistic friends and business associates contributing to society, creating a better future for an integrated whole, for the long term.


… defining autism from the human angle rather than a bunch of labels and categories, which herd human beings, rather than individualize us toward an internal acceptance.

Autistic Leadership

Exposure, experience and documentation with ‘direct interactive communications’ is key. This is what both Inna Sergiyenko and Erdal Ates exemplify. They regard the autistic community through the experiences of ‘what autistic people CAN do.