Enjoy the beautiful & emotional speeches presented by the  INAP AWARDS Official Nominees, as they receive recognition and share their experiences at the festival as well as their very special journeys in their speeches at the 2016 – 7th annual ANCA World Autism Festival. Full of LOVE, JOY, CELEBRATION!

Produced by Elizabeth Pritchard of PaperbagComic edited from the filming of the event by Clark’s Audio Visual Team. Thank-you Elizabeth for your contribution to the ANCA World Autism Festival!

2016 Official Selection, INAP AWARD Nominee – Lawana Jones, President of the Autism Council, Rochester, NY, USA

2016 Official Selection, INAP AWARD Nominee – Igor Spitsberg, President of My Sunny World, Moscow, The Russian Federation

2016 Official Selection, INAP AWARD Nominee – Professor Archie David, President Project TEACH, Manila, Philippines

Below: Excerpt from 2016 ANCA World Autism Festival – produced by Elizabeth Pritchard of PaperbagComic  Thank-you Elizabeth for your contribution to the ANCA World Autism Festival!

"This speech best represents the autistic culture and definitely represents ANCA and what ANCA has done to bridge the gap between the truth and misconceptions related to autistics." ~ Liz Pritchard, July 2017

Highlight of the event this year – the presentation of two Honorary AWARDS of Distinction, to two exceptional individuals.

These Honorary AWARDS have never been given in the 22 year history of ANCA, and the only reserved position ANCA has provided in an honorary capacity has been to Dr. Temple Grandin and Pam Button for their contribution to society as Honorary Ambassadors to the ANCA Organisation

This year Leonora Gregory-Collura, President of ANCA Foundation and the ANCA World Autism Festival, selected 李仕宇畫中話 Danny Lee – an exceptional artist and entrepreneur representing his Country Taiwan on the world stage and, Vico Cham – an exceptional artist, mentor and teacher as well as entrepreneur representing his Country, the Philippines on the world stage.

Announcing the 2016 INAP Prestigious AWARD recipients and the countries they represent:


Visual Arts: Kate Harrington – Canada; Clarissa Paciarelli – USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Literary Arts: Jenny Story – Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Performing Arts: Vell Baria – Philippines; Clarence Kang – Malaysia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Excellence in Technology: Craig Quat – Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Excellence in Sports: Tommy Des Brisay – Canada

Entrepreneur: Olivia Cantu – USA


Community Achievement: Joely Colmer – England

 

 

 

 

 


Community Leadership Organisation: Khurshid Alam – Pakistan

Community Mentor: Rhodora Fresnedi – Philippines


 

 

 

 

Excellence in Sports

Michael Anthony Jr. Savage – Canada (2nd Place)

Kieran Stark – Canada (3rd Place)

 

 

 

 


Community Achievement

Fehmihan Kanberoglu – Turkey (2nd Place)

Phoebe Murer – USA (3rd Place)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Performing Arts

Bugra Cankir – Turkey (2nd Place)

Christopher Tenney – USA (3rd Place)

Entrepreneur

Joshua Cochrane – Canada (2nd Place)

Mathew Ryan Morin – USA (3rd Place)

Literary Arts

Sue Norris – England (2nd Place)

Lewis Zimmerman – USA (3rd Place)

Literary Arts Youth

Alibek Karatay – Kazakhstan (2nd Place)

Samed Selek – Turkey (3rd Place)

Performing Arts Youth

Yildirim Beyazit Yakar – Turkey (2nd Place)

Beril Zorlu – Turkey (3rd Place)

Community Mentor

Soumia Amrani – Morocco (2nd Place)

Sevgi Cerci – Turkey (3rd Place)

Excellence in Technology

Ian Cole – USA (2nd Place)

Sergey Andriyenko – Canada (3rd Place)

Visual Arts

Lisa Perini – Italy (2nd Place)

Joel Anderson – USA (3rd Place)

Community Leadership Organization

Dr. Robert Melillo –Brain Balance – USA – (2nd Place)

Michael Sirota –Sirota’s Alchymy – Canada – (3rd Place)


Highlight of the event this year – the presentation of two Honorary AWARDS, to two exceptional individuals.

These Honorary AWARDS have never been given in the 22 year history of ANCA, and the only reserved position ANCA has provided in an honorary capacity has been to Dr. Temple Grandin and Pam Button for their contribution to society as Honorary Ambassadors to the ANCA Organisation

This year Leonora Gregory-Collura, President of ANCA Foundation and the ANCA World Autism Festival, selected 李仕宇畫中話 Danny Lee – an exceptional artist and entrepreneur representing his Country Taiwan. Danny Lee with honorary awardDanny was awarded the highest honor from the ANCA organisation. During the presentation, at the Opening Ceremony, a video showcasing Danny’s artwork was shared and he was invited along with the Director General of Taiwan to Vancouver, Canada to receive his AWARD.

  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD - Representing Taiwan Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD - Representing Taiwan Only two of these prestigious awards have been awarded in 22 years by the president of the ANCA Organization
  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Only two of these prestigious awards have been awarded in 22 years by the president of the ANCA Organization
  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Only two of these prestigious awards have been awarded in 22 years by the president of the ANCA Organization
  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Only two of these prestigious awards have been awarded in 22 years by the president of the ANCA Organization
  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Only two of these prestigious awards have been awarded in 22 years by the president of the ANCA Organization
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  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD
  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD
  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD
  • Danny Lee Art Exhibit Danny Lee Art Exhibit At the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society in Vancouver,Bc, Canada
  • Danny Lee Art Exhibit Danny Lee Art Exhibit At the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society in Vancouver,Bc, Canada
  • Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD Danny Lee receives Honorary AWARD On the Red carpet with Mrs. Spring and the Lee family & actor/director from Hollywood Beau Brians

Danny Lee Taiwan with Director General speaking for Taiwan

Three newspapers wrote about Danny Lee’s Art Exhibit at the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society in Vancouver and showcasing his achievements at the ANCA World Autism Festival: Newspaper 1, Article 1; Newspaper 2, Article 2;  Newspaper 3, Article 3

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Watch Danny Lee receive his AWARD on the livestream account below

The 7th annual World Autism Festival will take place in , B.C.,, Canada Sept 30-Oct 1, 2016

Delegates share their World Autism Festival Experience below:

“…A Space where we realise we are not alone.” Nina Roy, India 

  • ANCA World Autism Festival & Trade Show 7th annual event ANCA World Autism Festival & Trade Show 7th annual event 2016 Theme: Cultural Connections September 30 - October 5- Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Anne Geddes, UK
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Jeremy Samson, Australia
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Hobley Family, UK
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Inna Sergiyenko - Ukraine Erdal Ates - Turkey
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Nina Roy - India
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Mike Williams - United Kingdom
  • What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival What our delegates have to say about the ANCA World Autism Festival Paul R. Dierks - USA

Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel and Suites Conference Centre, 1100 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC., Canada. Click here for information to register for ANCA (AWAF 2016) special room rates

For delegate registrations click this link AWAF 2016 Registration

To register for an exhibitor table at the AWAF World Trade Show click this link Exhibitors Table Registration

For brief schedule of venues - dates and times - See below:

All venues will take place at the Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel and Suites Conference Centre, 1100 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Sept 29 - Set up, tech and staging rehearsalSet and stage design 2016 AWAF 1 Set and stage design 2016 AWAF 2

2015 AWAF Red Carpet Interviews – The Cham Family from Naturally Autistic ANCA on Vimeo.

Sept 30 - Opening Ceremony 

4pm - 5.50pm - Meet and Greet, Red Carpet Interviews, Photo Ops., 

6pm - 8.30pm - AWAF 7th annual Opening Ceremony

8.30pm - 10.00pm - Post Opening Ceremony After Party Reception

With Special Guest from Turkey:

Oct 01 - Inaugural World Autism Trade Show (daytime)

10am - Noon - International Cultural Exhibits, live entertainment, special presentations

Noon - 2pm - International Cultural Exhibits, live entertainment, special presentations

2pm - 4pm - International Cultural Exhibits, live entertainment, special presentations

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Oct 1 - INAP AWARDS Ceremony (evening)

4pm - 5.50pm - Meet and Greet, Red Carpet Interviews, photo Ops., 

6pm - 8.30pm - AWAF 7th annual INAP AWARDS Ceremony

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Oct 2 - AWARDS Gala Dinner Benefit

4pm - 5.50pm - Meet and Greet, Red Carpet Interviews, Photo Ops., 

6pm - 9.30pm - 7th annual AWAF AWARDS Gala Dinner Benefit

2016 ANCA Official Kick-Off and Gala Benefit Commercial from Naturally Autistic ANCA on Vimeo.


Oct 3 - Certification Workshops, Special Presentations Film Festival 2016 AWAF schedule

9.00am - Keynote Speaker

9.30am - 5pm - Workshop schedule 

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Oct 4 - Certification Workshops, Special Presentations Film Festival 2016 AWAF schedule

Oct 4 - Keynote Speaker 

9.30am - 5pm - Workshop schedule 

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Oct 5 - 3rd International Summit, Volunteer Appreciation, Closing Luncheon

9.00am - Keynote Speaker

9.30am - Noon - International Summit PDF Outline TBA

Noon - 1.30pm - Closing Luncheon, Volunteer Appreciation

2pm - 2.230pm - Vancouver Mayor reception TBC, Vancouver City Hall/Chambers (photos)

3pm - 5pm - Consulates receive nominees/recipients/delegates representing their respective countries (photos)

Dates, times, location, content – subject to change


Introducing three spectacular certification workshops from the Ukraine, Romania and Turkey. All three presenters are members of the Elite ANCA World Ambassadors – they are INAP AWARD Recipients of the esteemed category “Community Mentor” – Inna Segiyenko, Paul Cojucaru and Erdal Ates. Presenting below are three videos: Inna & Erdal each present a welcome message from the Ukraine at the AWAF 2016 PR Launch showing the impact and value of cultural recognition whilst Paul Cojucaru is in a television interview with Rompost TV in 2012 in Canada.

 

Erdal Ates from Naturally Autistic ANCA on Vimeo.