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.”