Autism mum's OBE

Anna Kennedy's two sons have autism Credit: ITN

A mother of two boys with autism is receivng an OBE today. Anna Kennedy from Hillingdon has campaigned for better understanding of the condition for nearly twenty years.

When she couldn't get school places for her two sons in 1999, she set up Hillingdon Manor School, a specialist primary for children with autistic spectrum disorders. Since then, she's won a host of awards and has written a book about her struggle to get a good education for her children.

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Winslet backs campaigner

Actress Kate Winslet has pledged her support for a woman from Hillingdon who's campaigned for nearly two decades for better awareness of autism. Anna Kennedy is has received an OBE today for her work.