Princess Aspien will be gracing the Humans in Geelong Expo October 7th with her unique fairy tale presence and she’s bringing her friend Spiderman along.
Chloe Hayden is the person behind the Princess, an inspirationally creative children’s entertainer who proudly celebrates the fact that she has Asperger’s Syndrome. Through song, dance and storytelling, she aims to give a positive voice to young people on the Autism Spectrum.
“I’m so, so passionate about helping children on the spectrum, and teaching them that they can be anything that they want to be, that they’re so much more than what a label tells them. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 12. I knew I was different and it made me scared and anxious. From 18 I realised that it’s ok to be different and I embraced it, but I’d gone through a lot first. This made me realise I wanted to advocate for those with autism and help them so they don’t go through the same battles that I did.”
We met Chloe this week as she officially opened Australia’s first Autism friendly café, the Treehouse Café, in the centre of Geelong at 73 Lt Ryrie St. It is one of only a few Autism friendly Café’s in the world. Chloe runs Magic Moments Princess Entertainment www.magicmomentsprincessentertainment.com
Princess Aspien comes complete with her toy unicorn, her favourite sparkly backpack and her weighted blanket in tow, she’ll be ready to entertain all children and empower and encourage children on the Autism Spectrum. You can meet her as she and Spiderman entertain the kids from 11am at the Humans in Geelong Expo, Deakin Geelong Waterfront Campus on 7th October.
Story: Sarah Treacy. Photo: supplied