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The Rotary Club of Colombo of Rotary District 3220 Sri Lanka, in association with the Interact Clubs of Bishop’s College and Royal College, is putting together an exhibition entitled ‘Celebrating Diversity’ to showcase the artistry in words and drawings of autistic children.
Scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 27 at a venue in Colombo, the programme highlight will be a book with stories and poems penned by people with disabilities.
EASE Foundation which works towards helping autistic people, is the primary mover in connection with this programme. Founded by a person with a disability and his family, EASE believes that disability is a part of the diversity that is humanity. Its programmes seek to eradicate the stigma that is often associated with disability and to end discrimination against people with disabilities.
Alongside the exhibition, a fringe event will take place to educate the public about helping autistic people. Speakers from the EASE Foundation, parents of autistic children and a paediatrician are due to share their experiences.
Parents or those interested in finding out more about autism and its effects are encouraged to join this fringe education seminar. The organizers hope to share ideas on how to develop and assist autistic children to be helpful citizens.The organizers are also looking out for volunteers to help EASE Foundation with its ongoing activities. More information is available on EASE Foundation website http://www.easesrilanka.org
Currently the EASE Foundation operates from a small space in Kaduwela with limited resources and is in dire need of a facility that would benefit many more disabled students. The organisers hope to raise funds to help EASE continue with its activities.
For more information about ‘Celebrating Diversity’, please contact the Project Co-Chair Pubudu De Zoysa on Phone: +94 773 070 221 or email: email@example.com
EASE Foundation is also looking for professional arts and craft enthusiasts to guide its students. Those interested may contact Anoja Rajapathirana on Phone: +94 777 409 148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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