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Jo is one of the patrons of Anna Kennedy Online (AKO). She has diagnoses of Asperger syndrome and ADHD and is a multiple world champion in her sport of kickboxing. Jo is a resilient, strong woman who was diagnosed as an adult and subsequently has faced many challenges and battles around accessing support and in mental health. In spite of all the knockbacks she has had in recent years, she has not allowed these to defeat her and has in fact grown stronger and has become passionate about developing herself and supporting others, especially around changing views around disability and autism.