Lakshmi, who runs a special school in R. A. Puram, says it all started about two years ago when she received a call from the founder of a special school – ‘Beloved Parents Centre’ at Salem asking her to help the special children there.
She started going there once a month and soon realised that most of the parents, who were from a rural background, had lots of misconceptions about autism. She started educating them about the disability through her easy-to-read Tamil books and CD’s.
Over a period of time, the children started to regain focus and got into the habit of listening to good music. Non veral children started talking and hyperactive children settled down after their exposure to music.
After two years of intense work, she documented the feedback of the parents and released it as a book. The cost of the book is Rs. 50. To get a copy of the book contact 9962129333.