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Hitham, We CAN & Aalaap join hands to host musical event for differently-abled in Chennai on April 6
CHENNAI, March 30: Hitham Trust is an initiative promoted by Senior Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri. It is born out of her deep desire to make a difference to society through the medium of music. For many years, Bombay Jayashri, along with her students, has been working to take music to rural schools and differently-abled individuals. We CAN is a resource centre providing services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Started in 2001, We CAN has been founded on the belief that a child with autism can learn many things if it is taught in the way he/she learns. We CAN is, perhaps, the first Centre in Tamil Nadu to provide services exclusively geared for children with autism. We CAN has the unique distinction of being the only Centre in Chennai with therapists using the principles of (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis, a scientific and evidence-based methodology of intervention. Founded in 2012, Aalaap is an initiative in the performing arts space. It collaborates with artistes, aiding them in aspects of production, promotion and the like.

Hitham Trust, WeCan and Aalaap have now come together to announce an evening of music and art in the backdrop of World Autism Awareness for special young people and their families. It will be held on April 6. It will begin at 6 p.m. And, the venue is: 136.1 Yoga Studio, Alwarpet in Chennai. The event will comprise a performance by Bombay Jayashri and her students. Visual artistes Thejo Menon and Aishwarya Manivannan will draw and paint alongside the concert. Well-known actor and social activist Revathy will be the Guest of Honour. V-Excel, Sankalp, Ability Foundation and BVSN Murthy Center are partners for the event. ``This event is a `by-invitation event' crafted exclusively for special young children in our city to come together, soak in the arts and simply enjoy themselves,'' says a release.