Walking for people with autism

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Walking for people with autism. To spread awareness about autism on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Week, Development Centre for Children with Autism (DCCA), a NGO, organised a ‘Walk A Mile’ event at Necklace Road on Wednesday. There were close to 50 odd children diagnosed with autism who participated in the event.

To spread awareness about autism on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Week, Development Centre for Children with Autism (DCCA), a NGO, organised a ‘Walk A Mile’ event at Necklace Road on Wednesday. There were close to 50 odd children diagnosed with autism who participated in the event.

There were also many college students and volunteers who attended the event to pledge their support. The chief guests for the event were film-director Indraganti Mohana Krishna and actor Abhijeet Duddala of ‘Life is Beautiful’ fame. The chief guests were welcomed with bouquets by the children on to the dais. “We must all strive to learn that these children do not have a disorder. They are just different in their own way. And this difference is what makes them special. Before I came to this event, I did not have much knowledge about autism, but it is events like these which spread knowledge and awareness in the populace,” said the director.

He further praised the parents of the children on the commendable job they were doing as it takes a lot of patience and strength to deal with such issues. Abhijeet commended the children for their resolve to live a normal life and their parents for honing their wards’ skills. “This event was a complete eye opener for me. I am privileged to be associated with the DCCA for the cause,” said the actor.
The walk was flagged off by the chief guests and the children along with their parents walked for one mile distributing pamphlets about autism to every passerby and motorist.
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