Society has a long history of prejudice. We owe it to those who are constantly judged unfairly, and the media has a big part to play.
We hear about equality all the time, but as a society, we don’t practise it much. We know 1/68 kids here have autism. Here’s a question: Can we accept 1/68 of all characters on TV be shown to have autism? If kids watch programs that have such representations in cartoons, sing-a-longs, games, etc, it is likely they will find it perfectly normal to be among students with autism in school and in public places. This leads to a higher expectation of integration in workplaces.
My mission is to galvanize creatives to do what they do best – to use traditional and new media communications to produce quality entertainment. Here’s the cause: awareness and acceptance of those who are born with special needs such as autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, etc.