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Will Taare Zameen Par boost autism awareness in India?
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by Mathew posted on 19 Dec 2007 11:59 hrs
It is a nice article, we are glad that there is increasing awareness about Autism. Just wanted to comment on 2 of your statements:1_Expensive: I believe that India is atleast 1/10 cheaper comparing to any other countries. Still it is not viable to many professionals and they are going abroad seeking similar jobs. If we can reduce the outflow of these professionals, the community in India would surely benefit. So we believe, more than cost, the quality of services should be the emphasis at this point.2_ About simple solution: Often it is not as simple as it sounds. You have to be an experienced professional who is really sensitive and is able to interpret the situations precisely for tackling the condition. Because in Autism, each child is unique in terms of the characteristics.Also, there are many other conditions which are not mentioned in any mass communication media. Now if you look anywhere Autism is very common term. We feel that you should sensitise the community about other similar disabling conditions also.Even though I have not seen the movie, congratulations to Aamir Khan and his team to have chosen a topic which is socially relevant at this point. Our hearts are with yours on this issue.
autism a completely different disorder from dyslexia
by aiswarya anand posted on 2 Apr 2008 23:39 hrs
the article has wrongly highlighted the diagnosis of the child in taare zameen par.the child is learning disabled as picturized in the movie but told as dyslexic which refers to only reading disability.autism is totally different disorder,i cant understand how this movie can b linked to autism.i kindly request u to make nececcary corrections in the article,otherwise a wrong awareness gets created among public.
I dont think one should take the film too literally as a campaign for autism or dyslexia - it is more about dealing with a child who is different, and all children are different and unique in their own way. A child may not be mentally challenged, but may still be a disappointment and challenge to his parents because he does not fit into the mould they expect him to. I think that is what the film seeks to highlight, and if awareness about autism increases in the bargain, it will have killed two birds with one stone.