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Autism Awareness Special Edition 1: Editor’s Note

April 27, 2017 | By

A strong, succinct editorial note about the Autism Special Edition I of ‘Learning and Creativity’, defining the purpose behind curating and publishing this edition and introducing the poets/contributors.

An initiative of The Significant League (TSL), the vibrant poetry and literature group on Facebook

Editor’s Note by Dr. A. V. Koshy

Autism is a condition and not a disease that has mental, emotional and physical implications and one is born with it. It is a spectrum so each individual is different, as are neurotypicals.

Autism Special Edition of Poetry

Those who have autism are a strange mix of ability, normalcy and disability but enrich the world; some are savants while others are not and some are severely impaired but bring their own special uniqueness to their parents, siblings, caregivers and others that make the lives of these people happier in their own way.

The Significant League was founded by me and I have a son who has autism called Reuel in whose name I have founded a literary prize and every year in April which is autism awareness month the world over as it is no longer an unknown word but has an ever increasing population attached to it we do something to spread awareness on it.

This year it is through the poems of these writers who are all quite famous, in India and abroad being authors of books or prize winners and coming from many different backgrounds but their poems are sensitive and beautiful to read.

We invite you to come and enjoy this buffet of poetry, to which there will hopefully be a sequel, hoping you go away with the desire to make the lives of all who have autism on earth easier. The writers in this first edition are Santosh Bakaya, Wani Nazir, Pramila Khadun, Moinak Dutta, Lily Swarn, Lopa Banerjee, Subhajit Sanyal, Pratima Apte, Deepti Singh, Himali Narang, Sunila Khemchandani Kamal, Akriti Kuntal, Geethanjali Dilip and Sudeshna Mukherjee.

Click here to read more poems on Autism Awareness in our Special 1

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The Significant League is a Facebook literary group which was started by a person who has a child with autism and hence has a special interest in it which explains why every April Autism Awareness month the group tries to do something connected with autism. This time, as for last year, it has been to trying to get its members to write poems on autism. Some very fine poems have come up as result.
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