Kadri Park on April 24 will have an autism awareness walk, at 4.30 pm as part of April being an autism awareness month organised by Special Parents Support Group
In a press release, Meena Noronha, founder of the group and who is also a parent of a child with special needs has urged all of them to come dressed in blue for the walk-in support of the special children.
The walk is being held to help make Mangaluru an inclusive society by bringing together families especially parents with similar struggles and challenges.
The Special Parents Support Group will work towards forming a network of support for parents and also bring joy, love, respect and laughter into the special lives of their children, she said.
There is a need to bring these special children in a place in Mangaluru to the forefront by providing them equal and more opportunities be it in schools, centres, events, workplaces or society adding that special children need to be integrated into the society.
“There is a societal, emotional mental and financial pressure on all special parents. They hesitate to bring out their special ones in order to avoid ridicule, and face difficulties and non-acceptance by society. Hence a support system helps them in providing strength and support to go through this journey,” Noronha said in a release.