Kenny holding up his PLAYMOBIL figure 

Kenny Mpanga is 18 and autistic, and is taking part in World Autism Awareness Week.

Kenny is full of hope for his future. He loves paintballing, is studying maths, and hopes to study economics at university. He also has a passion for numbers, and if he’s given any date in history, he can say which day of the week it fell on. 

Why is Kenny taking part? 

Kenny is ambitious and talented, and he says that “courage and persistence helps me strive for more". He's passionate about raising awareness of autism on the radio and TV, and has won our prestigious Autism Uncut award for his Radio One documentary, Stories from the Spectrum. He even showcased his amazing memory skills in a Horizon documentary about autism on BBC2, and in a recent popular advert for a big energy company.

We can’t wait to see what Kenny will be doing for World Autism Awareness Week – watch this space!

Find out more about World Autism Awareness Week