Art for Autism Festival - Mumbai, Maharashtra
In partnership with Velvi, Reliance Foundation brought the popular Art for Autism festival to Mumbai this year. The event took place from Feb 12-14 at Swadeshi Complex, Chunabhatti.
This year’s theme was combining technology with art. For the first time, autistic persons were trained both in technology assisted art and traditional arts such as acting, modelling, photography, etc. Experienced facilitators from India, US, and Australia trained 17 participants over a period of three days. The parents of the participants were also allowed to observe the workshops.
On Feb 14, the event ended with display of the works of Art by the participants along with some drama, dance, fashion show and lots of fun. Mr Jitendra Kalra, COO of Reliance Foundation, along with Dr. Parasuram Ramamoorthi, Chairman of Velvi, felicitated the facilitators and the participants.
Velvi is the first organization in India that has applied art to transform the lives of children and adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Art for Autism Festival has inspired organisations across the world to follow suit.