Get on your feet for Autism

‘Wear Blue’ was an autism awareness campaign organized by Incubation with the support of Eden Child Development Centre at Calicut city on 1st April 2018.Recent research proved that as many as 20% of children with autism have been formally excluded from education in the past 12 months. That means that one in five children aren’t getting the education that every child should be entitled to. The campaign was to ensure that no child is ruled out because they have autism.

Decathlon Calicut, CRC, Hilite Mall, UF Club were also part of the campaign. Autism Walk, Cyclothon, Sports and Games for Autistic students, Mall Events, Painiting Competition etc were organized as part of the campaign. Sports and Games for the autistic persons were held at Decathlon sports centre, Calicut.Aroud 50 students participated in various sports and games. Dr.MK Muneer MLA inaugurated the program. Cyclothon started from Decathlon and finished at Calicut Beach. MP Jayaraj (Legal Service Authority) inaugurated the valedictory session. The Wear Blue campaign marked the importance of giving awareness to people about the autism. Today, 1 in 68 children is diagnosed, a nearly 30% increase in three years. Despite this high prevalence, research shows that many parents of young children have very little knowledge about the signs of autism and are not seeking help early enough. While there is currently no cure for autism, early detection and intervention can result in critical improvements across the lifespan.