Kate Winslet launches autism charity
Actress Kate Winslet has opened a charity to help people suffering from autism after an emotional conversation with her daughter. The Titanic star recently narrated a documentary...entertainment Updated: Sep 26, 2010 16:08 IST
The Titanic star recently narrated a documentary - A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism - about an Icelandic woman's fight to find a way for her autistic son to communicate.
The actress watched the film with her daughter Mia and and the nine-year-old's questions about the documentary prompted Winslet to establish The Golden Hat Foundation, which will offer speech training to those who live with the condition.
"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?'," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
"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," she added.
First Published: Sep 24, 2010 13:15 IST