Proud mum Katie Price shares sweet snaps of son Harvey showing off his moves ahead of Autism Dance Day

KATIE Price shared a sweet snap of her son Harvey, 18, showing off his dance moves ahead of Autism Dance Day.

The 42-year-old took to her Instagram today to share the heartwarming post as she showed her support for pal and activist Anna Kennedy's 'Step in the Right Direction Dance Day'.

In the shot, which was originally shared by Kennedy, a smiling Harvey was seen in a red T-shirt and navy joggers as he took part in the annual campaign, which is celebrating its 10th year.

Writing across the photo, which was taken from a clip last year, she wrote: "So proud of my Harvey bear showing his support for #austismdanceday" alongside a gif of a frog.

Anna's 'Step in the Right Direction Dance Day' happens on the last Friday in April.

The campaign encourages large numbers of special needs and mainstream schools to organise dance events to raise funds for autism – and this year coincides with International Dance Day.

It was revealed in February Harvey was named as an ambassador for learning disability charity, Mencap.

The 18-year-old's new role comes after he did a fantastic job of educating people about the reality of living with a learning disability in his BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me in January.

"I am so happy to be a Mencap ambassador," Harvey said. "I want to do good things with the charity like stop online trolling and be a voice for young people like me. I can’t wait!"

He will now carry on educating people as well as tackling the stigma around learning disabilities.

He will also try to stop online bullying and be a role model for other young people with learning disabilities.

Proud mum Katie said: "Now Harvey is 18, he is becoming a man and growing in confidence and independence.

"It has been Harvey’s dream to be a role model to young people with complex needs across the UK, and to use his profile to raise awareness."

What is a learning disability?

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.

People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people. 

Harvey was born with a series of disabilities, including ADHD, autism, genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome and septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness.

Harvey's important new role comes after he opened up about his life for the first time in BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me.

The candid one-off doc followed Katie and Harvey in a crucial year of his life as he turned 18, became an adult and prepared to leave home to start a specialist residential placement.

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