“Living with Autism – Ky’s Story” is presented and narrated by actor Hugo Weaving and looks at the key characteristics of autism as experienced by his 16-year-old nephew Ky Greenwood. The project was part of Sentis’ “Great Works” program and was inspired by Ky’s father William who is part of the Sentis team.
The film is available as a free resource to organisations working with autism. It can be streamed on the Sentis website and downloaded to be used offline. It is also available on Autism Queensland’s Youtube channel.
The animation was developed and designed by a team including Sentis, the animators Hotel Lima and Griffith University Film School and supported by The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation and the Gold Coast University Hospital. Autism Queensland provided advice for the scripting of the animation.
SBS will be screening all 3 on world autism awareness day April the 2nd at 5.15pm.
The final story is about Ky’s sister Jorja and tells her story of growing up with an autistic brother.
The first film was released about 6 years ago and had over a million hits on social media. The link to the 3 videos that can also be found on Autism Queensland website, and https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02RfDx18msVrQJp7n8sWjctpP82kY2v5iPNknnw1zfzqu3PWJGYCAMtLdDpR2cJUsol&id=100044237231553
World Autism Acceptance Week is back from 27 March to 2 April 2023! Our theme for 2023 is colour, and we have a new virtual challenge, the Spectrum Colour Challenge; a new in-person event, the Spectrum Colour Walks; and lots of ideas to get your fundraising off to a colourful start.
Why is World Autism Day April 2?
With the continuous investigation and research on autism, World Autism Awareness Day was set to April 2 of each year by the “United Nations General Assembly” on “Resolution 62/139” and adopted on December 18 of 2007, to encourage member states to take action in raising awareness about people with autism spectrum.
When we wear blue, it’s not only about keeping that conversation going about autism but, it’s also making sure that those with autism and their families don’t feel alone.