The MBE stands for ‘Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire,’ and Julia was one of 606 recipients of this honour in the New Year 2011 list.
The Investiture took place on Tuesday, 1st March 2011. Pictured is Julia with The Queen in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace, just after being Invested into Membership of the Order.
The MBE was reported in the Leicester Mercury on 31st December 2010 – click on the link to read it!
You can also see details on page 7 of a Leicestershire magazine, at http://idocs.blaby.gov.uk/external/news-information/contact/contact-issue-07-spring.pdf
Details were also in the Despatch e-zine for driving instructors, at http://resources.govdelivery.com/resources/UKDSA/dsa_despatch_february2011.pdf – on page 5, or click on ‘Spotlight’ at top of page.
The MBE is the greatest achievement yet for Julia and Excel Academy.
Let this MBE stand as proof of evidence that people with autism can succeed, regardless of the odds against them, and also let this be an example to the world in general so people will not write us off!!