British PM Gordon Brown and Ed Balls receive Rozagy’s Autism Song

London, UK – Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Secretary of State for Children, Ed Balls, have received copies of the song for autism, ‘Open Every Door,’ the cover version recorded by British musician Rozagy, who lives in Birmingham. Rozagy was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. Her song has just been released in London.
 Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder, over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom are on the autism spectrum, according to estimates over 90,000 children are autistic. UK researchers have stated that 1 in 100 children have autism.Rozagy’s version of ‘Open Every Door’ was sent to the Prime Minister by Ivan Corea who heads the Autism Awareness Campaign UK. The song was written by the Sri Lanka born, award winning, superstar Nimal Mendis who lives in the UK. This is the first composition on autism written by a South Asian singer/songwriter.
 Mendis has dedicated ‘Open Every Door’ to Ivan and Charika Corea’s son, Charin who is 11 years old. Charin has autism spectrum disorder. He inspired his parents to launch the Autism Awareness Campaign UK in 2000. They campaign as a service to others, driven by a passion for social justice and they are seeking radical change in government policy.
 The autism campaigner met Gordon Brown in June this year and urged him to do more for all children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. The Autism Awareness Campaign is calling for a national strategy on autism and a 10 year plan of action which includes a building program of specialist autism schools and an ‘Autism Compact’ with employers giving access into the labour market for people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome who are able to work.
 Rozagy’s ‘Open Every Door’ aims to raise funds for Professor Simon Baron Cohen’s Autism Research Centre in Cambridge University in the UK.
 ‘I warmly welcome Rozagy’s version of ‘Open Every Door. I have urged Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Children’s Secretary Ed Balls to listen to this beautiful, moving song and act on autism. Every child with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome deserve a world class education. Many are not receiving it. That is why we have called for all avenues to be open to them – be they mainstream schools with autism units, special schools and even state-of-the art specialist autism schools in every county. They have so much potential. I appeal to Gordon Brown to ‘Open Every Door’ to every child with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in our country,’ said Ivan Corea.
 Last week, a copy of Rozagy’s ‘Open Every Door’ was presented to Lee Scott MP in the Palace of Westminster. Lee Scott has been championing the cause of autism in the House of Commons. He initiated a major debate on autism in March this year.
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