Autisms Got Talent performers ‘Autism with Attitude‘ dance team have recently competed in their first competition at the South East street dance championships.
It was their first competition and given that the SEN dance world is currently not very widespread, they were the first dance team with special needs to take part in the event.
Not only that, their performance placed them 3rd overall in their category.
The first special needs team to ever place in the top 3 at the event.
Because they were placed in the top 3 of their category they have qualified for the following event.
They have qualified to compete at the European championships next year in Germany and have the opportunity to represent the UK on an international platform.
Anna Kennedy OBE the founder of Autisms Got Talent told us “Just even saying that sentence is so monumental that they have managed to achieve this for themselves, the impact that they have had on the mainstream world by achieving all of this is just huge and they literally making history acting as ambassadors for all those with special needs around the country.”
She added “All 10 dancers on the autism spectrum from Hillingdon Manor School have never been on an aeroplane so as a charity we are working with Heathrow Airport staff so that the pupils are able to have a tour and experience right up to the stage of getting on to the plane.”