For mother and father of youngsters with autism, a continuing fear is who would take care of their little one as soon as they’re gone. Bhubaneswar-based Zain Foundation is resolutely targeted on assuaging this fear.
With the goal of elevating consciousness in addition to dispelling myths round autism, the Zain Foundation started organising rides utilizing superbikes and jeeps. These rides started within the Autism Awareness Month- April- with 4 rides being held in Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune earlier than the second wave of COVID-19.
“Autism is a neurological disorder and people in the spectrum are socially and communicably impaired, even though they have skills and capacities that could be trained to become constructive. They need to be included in our social fabric, in schools, workplaces and other areas,” Gargi Bhattacharya, founder member and trustee of the Zain Foundation, mentioned.
The rides additionally came about in Bengaluru from Vidhana Soudha within the metropolis to Nandi Hills, the place the Special Initiative Riders organised bike rides which have been joined by jeep fans, the Mudsters.
“There is a need to raise awareness through objects of interest for the youth and this is what makes these campaigns successful – hence the bikes and jeeps. The purpose of these awareness rides was to make known, that those with autism need to be accepted and their condition dealt with, with consideration and dignity,” Ms Bhattacharya mentioned.
“The autism community struggles to get favourable laws in place to support them but if the youth are sensitised, getting these laws in place would become much easier in the future when they become decision makers of the country,” she added.
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