Suffolk star in Autism’s Got Talent
Jack Mitchell, 21, from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk performed as one of the finalists in Autism’s Got Talent that took place at The Mermaid Theatre in London on Sat 12th May. Jack performed his own song ‘Where The Poppies Fall’, also playing his acoustic guitar. Jack is currently studying music at West Suffolk College.
The annual event was organised by AnnaKennedyOnline ‘forging a path to autism awareness’. Anna Kennedy OBE founded the charity after her own experiences with her two sons who have autism. After they were diagnosed she struggled to get the right help and education. In 1999 Anna decided to start up her own school, Hillingdon Manor, now a forerunner in specialist education provision.
According to Charity Today (www.charitytoday.co.uk) one of the many emotional parents in the audience said of the show: ‘To have a platform like this when the world is telling you your kid can’t do this and can’t do that is just incredible. People with autism are amazing and assets in our society.’