2012 INTERNATIONAL NATURALLY AUTISTIC®
PEOPLE AWARDS CONVENTION AND FESTIVAL (INAP)
In the Host City of Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, on October 19-21, 2012 – Nominees, recipients and delegates will come together from ten Countries to celebrate their gifts, talents and achievements at the 3rd annual International Naturally Autistic® People Awards Convention & Festival.
The Opening Ceremonies at The ACT will have live performances from local artists as well as international recording artists on the autism spectrum. Self advocates, families, educators and professionals come together to interact and enjoy a new era for autistic people in the world.
“ANCA and the Naturally Autistic team helped me see my daughter in a new light. The whole experience of attending the awards and workshops, being immersed in a world where autism is not a social disability and everyone is accepted for who they are ….’” Shaz Ruderham, mother, Edinburgh, Scotland
“I liked being in Vancouver Canada last year for the awards it was lots of fun and I met nice people. It is exciting to be coming back and to be a host this year. Ramadan radio and Hago Computers Fife have donated to help me come to Maple Ridge this year. Thank you to them and to everyone who has purchased the song ‘Change the World’ from itunes or Amazon because that is helping too.” Samantha Ruderham, self advocate, Edinburgh, Scotland
How the Naturally Autistic Convention Changed Our Lives!!!
”It made me feel that there were other people like me! It made me feel more comfortable with who I am!” Peter Burczyk, self advocate, Redcliff, Alberta, Canada
“I enjoyed seeing my son communicating and opening up to so many people. I also enjoyed getting to know more people on the Autistic spectrum and finding more resources to bring home..” Diane MacNaughton, parent Redcliff, Alberta, Canada
The INAP Awards Convention & Festival’s inaugural event was launched in 2010, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Created by Leonora and Charlie Collura, a vision which grew from four countries in 2010 with 24 nominees, to eight countries in 2011, with 44 nominees to ten countries this year with over 80 nominees.
Mayor Daykin of Maple Ridge attended last year and stated, “This is an outstanding event” – subsequently event organizers were invited to have the 2012 INAP awards convention & festival hosted by Mayor Dakin in his City of Maple Ridge.
For event registration visit http://www.naturallyautistic.com
Ticket purchase & information, contact The Act arts center 604-476-2787