UN World Autism Day: Autism Song creates history in UK Parliament

London, UK – ‘Open Every Door,’ the song for autism has created parliamentary history in London. It became the first song for autism ever to be highlighted in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster.
 Leading British parliamentarian, the MP for Edmonton, Andy Love created history by tabling an early day motion on ‘Open Every Door,’ the song for autism – EDM 999 is now in Hansard and parliamentarians of all parties are signing it.
 The early day motion on ‘Open Every Door,’ reads:’That this House welcomes the re-release of the song for autism Open Every Door by Media Eye Music in London and recently played over the airwaves of the BBC and other UK radio stations, which was written by the distinguished Sri Lanka born singer/songwriter Nimal Mendis and sung by the Birmingham-based musician Rozagy, who has Asperger’s syndrome; notes that Open Every Door was written about a 12 year old British boy with autism, Charin Corea, who inspired his parents to launch the Autism Awareness Campaign in the United Kingdom; congratulates an ambassador for autism, the South Asian singer Gresha Schuilling who will release Open Every Door for World Autism Awareness Day designated by the United Nations on 2nd April 2008; and calls on the Prime Minister to open every door to every child and adult with autism and Asperger’s syndrome in the UK by providing them with better public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care and providing equality of opportunity, in order for them to play their role in society…. ‘
 Autism Campaigners are now calling on the United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-moon to adopt ‘Open Every Door’ as the song for World Autism Day designated by the UN General Assembly on the 2nd of April this year. The UN adopted a resolution by Qatar and the focus will be on parents, carers, children and adults with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
 Gresha Schuilling, the musician from Sri Lanka, has recorded ‘Open Every Door’ in Colombo and Media Eye Music in London will launch it for World Autism Awareness Day.Parliamentarians have also commended singer/songwriter Nimal Mendis, who lives in the UK, for composing this moving song about a boy with autism.
 There are over 60 million people with autism around the world.Many struggle without access to public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care. UN Agencies are being urged to reach out and help all people with autism in the Third World.
 The Autism Awareness Campaign UK has appealed to musicians around the world to support the United Nations World Autism Day, to help raise awareness of the condition and to help raise funds for autism organisations in every nation.
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 The House of Commons Early Day Motion 999 on Open Every Door:

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