Nimal Mendis releases a Song for Autism in London

Sri Lanka-born singer songwriter, the award winning Nimal Mendis, has released a song for autism in London. This is the first time a South Asian songwriter has released a song on the topic of autism.
 Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder affecting 1 in 100 children in the United Kingdom and 1 in 150 children in the United States. There are 60 million people with autism around the world. There are 39,000 children with autism in the homeland of Nimal Mendis – the island of Sri Lanka. Thousands do not have access to education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care in Sri Lanka.The song for autism is titled: Open Every Door – recently a copy of the Nimal Mendis CD was presented to the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in his office in the House of Commons in London on 25th April. It is hoped that autism will be on the Prime Minister’s Legacy Agenda when he leaves office in the summer of 2007. The presentation to the Prime Minister was made by the Autism Awareness Campaign UK.
 A copy of Open Every Door was also presented to the influential parliamentarian Lee Scott MP who is championing the cause of autism in the UK.