2012: Launch of the Online course Drama for Autism
Jan 2012: Evolve Mumbai Autism Festival Mumbai
Feb 2012: Swabhiman Parents workshop Chennai
March 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.
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
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