Film moves Kate Winslet to start autism charity

Kate Winslet has founded a charity to help people with autism after a conversation with her daughter made her realize the daily difficulties they face.

The Oscar-winning actress narrated the documentary A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, which tells of an Icelandic mother’s fight to find a way for her non-verbal 10-year-old son to communicate.

Winslet founded The Golden Hat Foundation after watching the film with her nine-year-old daughter Mia.

“After watching the film A Mother’s Courage with my daughter one day, she turned to me and asked, ‘What if I wasn’t able to talk to you mummy?’,” she said.

“As I thought about what that meant, for a mother not to be able to talk with her own child, I realised that I had to lend my voice to raise awareness of this rapidly increasing disorder.”

via The Press Association: Film moves Winslet to start charity.

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