Below at The National Autistic Society (NAS), we kick-started our fiftieth birthday celebrations in royal type with a reception at St James’s Palace hosted by our Patron, The Countess of Wessex.
Amid the 400 company ended up NAS employees, volunteers, members, fundraisers and donors, as effectively as politicians who have labored closely with us to enact change for individuals with autism.
A range of well-known faces have been also in attendance, which includes our President, Jane Asher autism campaigner Sally Bercow and her husband, John Bercow, Speaker of the Home of Commons Tv personalities Emma Noble and Gaby Roslin actor Tim Bentick novelist Kathy Lette and Diamond Jubilee royal photographer John Swannell.
Jane Asher welcomed friends to the reception with a speech charting 50 many years of progress in direction of a far better entire world for men and women with autism. The Countess of Wessex also thanked these who have contributed to the NAS in excess of the final half century. Company had been invited to indication a large birthday card, wishing the charity joyful birthday.
Jane Asher mentioned:
Back again in 1962, the globe was a very various put for people affected by autism. People have been stigmatized by accusations of ‘cold’ parenting and the phrase ‘refrigerator mom’ persisted. That year, a little group of parents, frustrated at the absence of knowing and aid obtainable for their young children, founded what was to grow to be the United kingdom’s leading autism organisation. The numerous company at St James’s Palace demonstrate that the identical passion, dedication and dedication of the NAS’s founders is still really a lot alive today.
My many thanks go to our Patron, The Countess of Wessex, for internet hosting such a moving and critical birthday celebration.
Pictured higher than are NAS President Jane Asher, NAS Patron The Countess of Wessex, and Ben Kenyon, a younger campaigner for the NAS. Photograph by Theo Wooden.