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2012: Launch of the Online course Drama for Autism

Jan 2012: Evolve Mumbai Autism Festival Mumbai

Feb 2012: Swabhiman Parents workshop Chennai

Mar 2012: NIEPMD Drama for Autism workshop Chennai

Jul 2012: Dr. Parasuram Ramamoorthi facilitated a theatre workshop at Shenanigans. Georgia, Atlanta, USA

Dec 2012: Drama for Autism workshop at Shabaga Festival Bangalore

Dec 2012: Drama Therapy workshop for slow learners/ADHD on improving attention at N emonics centre Coimbatore

Dec 2012: Published Neem-Gita as an ebook at amazon kindle


Jan 23-25 2011: Awesome Autism Festival at AVN Arogya Nilayam Madurai

May 2011: Global Autism Convention Bangalore workshop

August 2011: Freedom in Elements Summer camp at Chico state university California

December 2011: Drama for Autism workshop at ICCONS Shoranur Kerala

December 2011 : Drama for Autism workshop Magic Puddles Bangalore

Adult Autism workshop at the Autism Clinic California State University at Chico


May 2010 : California State Universty at Chico : Department of Kinesiology and Speech Pathology : Drama for Autism presentation and workshop

April 2010 : Pallavanjali New Delhi : Drama for Autism workshop

April 2010 : New York University Steinhardt : Mask for Autism workshop /presentation at The Applied Theatre & Citizenship Conference

March 2010 : Asha Integrated school Bangalore Drama for Autism workshop

January 2010: Art for Autism festival at Madurai

January 2010: Art for Autism festival at Hyderabad

January 2010: Drama for Autism workshops Asha School Bangalore


December 2009: Participated in an International conference on Autism : Social Skills and Creativity Pondicherry University

November 2009: Conducted a workshop Drama for Autism at Tomas Bewick school Newcastle upon Tyne

October 2009: Participated in the International Conference on Autism at Ascot England

October 2009: Public Lecture and workshop on Drama for Autism at the University of Reading England

July 2009: Participated din the 40th annual conference of the Autism Societry of America and ran workshops for young people in the spectrum

May 2009: Workshops Drama for Autism at San Diego and Indiana USA

April 2009: Workshop Drama for Autism at Trivandrum with Daffodils

Feb 2009: Drama for Autism worshops at Satya Paul school Bangalore

Jan 2009: Drama for Autism workshops at ASHA Bangalore
Drama for Autism workshops at SHRADDA school Hyderabad organized by Commander Foundation Hyderabad
Three day Art for Autism Festival at Madurai


2008: Grozdanin Kikot award by the Bosnian Cultural organization CDO

Apr 2008: Workshop Drama for Autism at Marshall University West Virginia
Third Eye Opens workshop at Temple University Philadelphia


2007: Perfomance of Vaanprastham at five centres in Germany including at the Instute of Musik and theatre Rostock


Jury of the Internationl Experimental Theatre Festival, Cairo, Egypt.

Treasurer IDEA International Association Of Drama/Theatre in Education Australia 2004-07


Leverhulme Visiting Professor University of East Anglia, Norwich , England.

Contemporary Indian Playwright at the CDC Conference, Dresden, Germany.


Bharat Mahotsav National Theatre Festival, New Delhi, India.

Participants speak

Orko Roy (from Mumbai): I made friends with many people and specially Shabir from Pondicherry. I enjoyed working with Andrew and that helped me focus. I loved Ram and his ideas about art and autism (Jan2009)

Shabir's mother: My son had always hid his face and at school he would hide himself under the desk. Now after the mask sessions he is happy and looks at me He is happy at school. The mask helped him. (Jan2009 at Pondicherry)

Dr.Devaki: My son Sachin enjoyed playing with other children and it was a great holiday for me as well. Getting to know other parents and supporting each other

Kausik Roy: father of Orko Roy: It was a well organized festival and I was happy to meet with many parents and enthuse them. I was also happy that Apna Asman was screened at the festival.

Sam Ashis Marcus (from Hyderabad): The festival gave me confidence. Though I have been learning music for several years only after training at Madurai I gained the confidence to sing before an audience. I feel confident as a performer. Now I can sing before any audience.

Siddique: My son Abbas attended the festival last year and this year too. There are a lot of changes in him. Now he can socialise, he can paint and he also has discovered anew passion for running race. He loves 200 metres race now.

Sumathi: I attended the workshop this year and it helped my son Kannabiran very much. My son focused on my face during the facial mask session. First time in my life my son smiled and looked at my face and suddenly said,Mummy, your bindi is gone.

Velvi in Media

Indian Express, India, May 27, 2104

Times Mysore, India, May 28, 2104

American theatre Magazine USA, Jan. 2010

Deccan Chronicle, January 2, 2010

Indian Express, (Madurai) January 2, 2010

The Hindu, November 26, 2009

New Sunday Express, January 10 2010

Indian Express, January 3, 2010

Times of Madurai Feb. 2010
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