BENGALURU: Assisted Living For Autistic Adults (ALFAA) hopes to have a large number of participants for their August 7 programme ‘Strides for Autism’, a run being organised to support the cause of autism from Kanteerava stadium to Cubbon Park.
Through this event, ALFAA wants to reach out to people to help make their campus better for its residents. It needs a sensory gymnasium, hydro therapeutic swimming pool and an adult use park.
The organisation is planning two kinds of ‘marathon’, one for the autistic kids and adults with their family, and the other for the general public.
“Autism is a very complex and challenging neuro developmental disorder which has no ascertained cause or cure, which essentially means that persons affected need lifelong supervision and care. Strides for Autism is an awareness and a fundraising event to support the cause of spreading knowledge about autism, providing state-of-the-art residential facilities and dignified living to Autistic adults,” said Ruby Singh, Director of ALFAA.
ALFAA in partnership with Anugraha Trust recently launched ALFAA-Anugraha Homes, a rehabilitation and residential campus for adults with autism. With the funds collected from the marathon, they want to train adults affected with autism to find employment in the corporate sector.