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Tamil Nadu poet uses theatre workshops to heal children with autism

October 30, 2017

Indian playwright, poet and director Dr Parasuram Ramamoorthi started working in the field of arts for autism in 2003.

Through his theatre company 'Velvi' based in Tamil Nadu, Ramamoorthi started connecting with children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Ramamoorthi has organised many drama workshops for autistic children and adults in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

He believes that role playing and creativity helps children with autism express their emotions such as anger, fear and aggression.

His workshops has helped thousands of children with autism to develop better social skills and better communication with their family members and friends.

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