“How would you communicate to the world who you are in a single quote? What words would you choose? Express something that’s important to you.” This was the challenge posed by Kate Winslet to 100 A-list celebrities for her upcoming book, The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism. The purpose of the book is to help support Winslet’s non-profit Golden Hat Foundation, which was founded with Margret Ericsdottir to find ways to eliminate communication barriers for people with autism. Winslet was moved into taking action when she was involved in the documentary A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, which is about an autistic Icelandic boy named Keli. Margret is his mother.

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism is a book that features the self-portraits of 100 A-list celebrities wearing Winslet’s trilby and will be available on March 27, 2012.

Proceeds from the book will go towards construction of innovative living campuses, offering people with autism the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively, receive an education, develop marketable skills and enjoy recreational activities, all within a supportive social network. “When given a suitable education and the means to communicate effectively, people with autism can realize their dreams,” says Winslet.

To purchase The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism, or for more information about the Golden Hat Foundation, visit www.goldenhatfoundation.org.

About The Golden Hat Foundation

The Golden Hat Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with autism around the world, and creating an environment that holds these individuals as intellectually capable. The mission of the Golden Hat Foundation is to help educate the world regarding the intellectual capabilities of individuals with autism.  Our long-term goals include establishing innovative living communities that offer people with autism the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively, receive an education, job training and enjoy recreational activities, all within a supportive social network. When given a suitable education and the means to communicate effectively, people with autism can truly realize their dreams.