Kate Winslet launches autism charity

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2010, 12:38 PM IST

London: 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 – ‘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 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.

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