Autistic and dyspraxic actor Ross K. Foad
Ross K. Foad is a professional actor and voice artist in the United Kingdom. A second generation actor, he was just 18 months old when he made his acting debut, but would get his proper start in acting on the London comedy circuit as a stand up comic and sketch comic actor. He is autistic and dyspraxic, and in 2017 was one of only 30 disabled actors chosen by the BBC for their Class Act Training Scheme, an initiative designed to help increase disabled representation on screen.
During this episode, you will hear Ross talk about:
- What life was like for him growing up autistic and dyspraxic
- The biggest challenges he faces as a neurodivergent actor
- His love of voice acting
- His experience in the BBC Class Act Training Scheme working with mentors and other disabled actors
This episode of Beyond 6 Seconds is sponsored by Dystinct Magazine. Dystinct Magazine publishes evidence-based content from specialists in an easy-to-understand format and inspirational stories of everyday role models highlighting how they cope with the struggles and hardships that learning disabilities bring. Dystinct Magazine also offers various opportunities for children to participate in its publication. They have opportunities for young journalists, designers, and illustrators. Check out their website at dystinct.org or contact Zahra (the founder) at email@example.com to see how your children or students with learning disabilities can get involved.
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