In the USA, it is one 1 out of 50 children. In South Korea, the ratio is 1 in 38. Just because there is no concrete poll so far to measure the ratio, it does not override the fact, that India has escaped the vicious rut of autistic children. Autism is more or less an epidemic in the present day, wherein it is believed that the genes set the bullet while the environmental conditions trigger it. Swabhiman, in association with INOX, will launch Autism Awareness Campaign on the 2nd of April, this year. In lieu of the campaign, they will be releasing an Autism Awareness Poster, listing down the identification signs of autism, between 10:00 and 11:30 AM. This release will be followed by an artistic talent display by children with autism.
Around a 1000 posters in English and Tamil will be displayed all across the city in many important places like clinics, elementary and nursery schools, government offices, police stations, railway stations, airport, bus stations, Montessori establishments and kinder gardens.
Director of Swabhimaan, Dr Parthiban, says "Swabhimaan trust is an organization working for the welfare of children and adults autism in chennai for the past six years. Swabhimaan caters to all the needs of the children with autism including early identification and early intervention, therapeutic services, medical and health care, special schooling and vocational training for young adults", while the regional manager of INOX, Chennai, Mr Vivek Vettath says "INOX is associated with Swabhimaan to educate more people about Autism. We are also trying to bring out the artistic talent of the children by conducting painting competition for children with autism on World Autism day. Being a Multiplex, we hope to reach out to the major population on Autism awareness."ll produce not only my films, but also other actors' too."