Dr Anna Kennedy OBE set to speak at the SEND National Crisis March in London


Dr Anna Kennedy OBE who is an international campaigner for autism will speak at the SEND national crisis march, where she will be one of the representatives for London.

Anna Kennedy’s experience of speaking with parents on a daily basis through social media and through her autism charity AnnaKennedyOnline has led her to join and speak at the march.

This march is for parents and carers who are struggling and are frustrated with the SEND system currently in place.

Parents who do not believe that this current system is providing fair and equal accessibility for their children, as was promised.

Parents from across the country who feel that the current legislative framework surrounding SEND, is not fit for purpose and appears to be designed in such a way to avoid putting in place the required provisions to support their children receive an education to meet their needs.

Anna Kennedy is inviting Londoners to share and sign Nadia Turks’s petition which will be handed into 10 Downing Street on 30th May.

This nationwide protest is being organised SEND Crisis to take place on 30th May. This march aims to highlight a range of SEND issues.

Poppy Rose and Sharon Pratt are at the helm of coordinating the event. They will be joining Anna Kennedy on her weekly live ‘All things Autism’ Women’s Radio Show on May 7th at 1pm

There are also planned marches across the UK on 30th May to raise awareness of failings to those with SEND, their families and education providers who are expected to provide an appropriate education on continuous budget cuts.

Everyone is invited – parents, carers , young people , school staff, among others – to support the march in London.

There will also be guest speakers in London at 1pm outside of Parliament Square :

Siena Castellon
Alfie Scanlon
Emma Parker
Max Green
Kevin Courtney
Dean Beadle
Dr Carrie Grant
Dr Anna Kennedy, OBE
Tania Tirraoro

Siena Castellon one of Anna Kennedy’ s young charity Ambassadors shares:

“We live in a society that neglects its children with SEND. Instead of supporting and nurturing SEND students so that they can fulfil their potential, our politicians have eviscerated their support services and created a climate that encourages and rewards schools that deny SEND students a place at their school and that exclude SEND students.

You may have read the article by Nadia and Poppy last week who are organising parent-power marches to protest the lack of funding for SEND. It won’t be just parents taking to the streets. Young disabled people like myself are the ones suffering and we demand to be heard too!

Anna and Siena both share:
‘Together we can make our voices heard. Together we can all make a difference.!’