Autism Queensland is a community based organisation dedicated to creating a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people living with ASD.

Autism Animation Launch

19th August, 2016

Autism Queensland was a proud partner at today's (Friday, August 19) launch of a new animated film by workplace training experts Sentis at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

“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. 

Speakers at the event that was MCed by Sentis CEO Anthony Gibbs, included Cameron Dick, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Pam Macrossan, Autism Queensland's General Manager Education & Therapy Services, Dr Toni Redman, Gold Coast Health, Richard Fabb, Griffith University Film School and Kim Sutton, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation.  Pam was also part of a Q&A panel including Ky, Hugo and Dr Redman.