(London, UK) Asian superstar Nimal Mendis who has just released a song for autism in London titled ‘Open Every Door’ is appealing to the new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown to help parents, carers and people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by providing better public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care. Mendis is joining British musicians who are supporting the call of the Autism
|Asian superstar Nimal Mendis has released ‘Open Every Door,’ a song for autism in London|
Awareness Campaign UK for a cohesive national stratgey on autism and a 10 year plan of action.
Charities, voluntary sector organisations and people from faith communities in the UK are also supporting the Autism Awareness Campaign UK in this matter. There are 587,900 people with autism in the UK according to researchers 1 in 100 children may have autism. Mendis has released a moving song focusing on the life of a child with autism – it is a song of hope. Copies of the CD have been presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair by Ivan Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK who also handed over copies of ‘Open Every Dooe’ to the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Leader of the Opposition David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Menzies (Ming) Campbell.
Nimal Mendis (who was born in Sri Lanka) has created history by being the first South Asian singer/songwriter ever to have written a song for autism – this is also the first ever song for autism presented to two British Prime Ministers. Mendis has recorded 22 songs, eight of them on the Decca label in London in the 1960s. He appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Top of the Pops’ program singing ‘Feel like a Clown’ with singer Sandra Edema in 1968. ‘Open Every Door,’ the song for autism has been dedicated to autism research – 50% of every download will go to autism research conducted by Autism Speaks UK, chaired by the highly respected Dame Stephanie Shirley.
To download the Song for Autism please access the web page: