Autism Awareness Volunteering
Did you know that 1 in every 68 people in India has Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a term used for people living with a range of developmental conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.
On 02nd April 2018, we all celebrated the 11th World Autism Awareness Day – A day to put the spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism face every day and make people understand and help fellow people with autism.
To add impetus to efforts of Non-profits, support organizations and other organizations that work in the space, NASSCOM Foundation is celebrating the entire month of April as Autism Awareness Month. We will be conducting a half day visit to an NGO working with persons with autism for NASSCOM employees across all our major offices on the
20th of April – Friday from 10 AM – 1 PM.
We believe change begins at home! By spending time with children with autism and engaging in activities, we hope that our associates will learn about the challenges faced by the children with autism on a daily basis and how we may be able to make a better, more inclusive world for them.
THE ACTIVITY: PAINT THE FUTURE
All interested volunteers will be required to bring a white sheet of paper (preferably A3 size), HB pencils, color pencils / crayons / water colors with brush. Each volunteer will be teamed up with a child with autism. They will be briefed on how to interact and communicate with the children. The teams will be given time to showcase through art, what they think the future could be like. All volunteers will be encouraged to take selfies (with permission), photographs, videos, boomerangs etc. of these and put them up on their social media pages with a hashtag: #AutismAwarenessMonth.