Bengaluru 7th August 2016 : ALFAA (Assisted Living for Autistic Adults) a charitable registered Trust and Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon along with GET GOING Organized a special “POWER STRIDE” of 1k Run to a Cause for Autistic Adults today at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. "STRIDES FOR AUTISM" 5K Run for a cause is to create awareness about the whole concept which in turn will help Autistic children tomorrow. " STRIDES FOR AUTISM " Run was flagged off by chief guest, Brigadier Jagdeesh Chandran, Commandant - CMP centre, Bengaluru. The Run featured children, teenagers and adults .
The entire program is supported and hosted by Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon in collaboration with “Get Going”, to made it a fundraiser event for ALFAA. Brand Ambassador of Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon, Arjuna Awardee, Reeth Abraham is also promoting the run and helping to raise funds.
"To keep pace with other things and in the same line of activity with a multi-pronged benefit and target area, ALFAA is conducting Marathon with a Difference. We wish to show the world, especially, the Ad Industry and the corporate houses that these children, despite their disability, can be lifted to their highest potentials by proper training and guidance". says Ruby Singh, Director of ALFAA
Strides for Autism is an awareness event to support the earnest attempt of an organization, Assisted Living For Autistic Adults (ALFAA) committed to spreading knowledge about Autism, providing state-of-the-art residential facilities and dignified living to Autistic adults. Autism is a very complex and challenging neuro developmental disorder which has no ascertained cause or cure, which essentially means that persons affected need lifelong supervision and care. Generally, grooming is needed from an early age to help them perform daily routines normally. Most of the autistic adults have very limited social and communication skills, so need trained people who understand their needs and can help to address them.