(Westminster, UK) In a few days time the world will be marking the first ever global day for autism. This event has huge historical implications – it is also an opportunity on an international scale for world leaders to take action on autism. The World Autism Awareness Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly, the resolution was the idea of the State of Qatar who lobbied at the UN for this day to become a reality. The day has the full support of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon who released a message in New York.

A leading autism campaigner in the Palace of Westminster, Baroness Uddin congratulated the UN General Assembly and Qatar for the first ever World Autism Awareness Day in a debate on autism in the House of Lords a few weeks ago. The short debate was called for by Lord Ken Maginnis who backed the need for a national strategy on autism in the United Kingdom.

Lady Uddin received the UK song for autism ‘Open Every Door,’ at a special presentation in the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster in London. ‘Open Every Door’ has been released by Media Eye Music in London to mark the UN World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April. This beautiful song about a child with autism was written by the award winning composer Nimal Mendis who lives in the United Kingdom.

This new version is sung by the South Asian star Gresha Schuilling who has a powerful voice, she sings with passion. Baroness Uddin met singer/songwriter Nimal Mendis who presented her with the ‘Open Every Door’ CD. The Baroness said she found the song for autism deeply moving. Mr. Nimal Mendis who has also made television documentaries for BBC TV and Channel 4 thanked Lady Uddin for campaigning on issues concerning autism. The Baroness has called on Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Government to launch an Autism Taskforce. Lady Uddin said she hoped the song will help raise awareness of autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

‘Open Every Door’ is the cry of every parent and carer – they want the best for their children. They are looking to national governments to ‘open every door’ for their children – across the world. There are 60 million people with autism around the globe – millions are without public services, hence the appeal to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take genuine action on autism. The song is to be translated by an autism related organisation in Bosnia and sold across the Balkan countries, Gresha Schuilling’s new version will be featured right across the world.

The ‘Open Every Door’ autism song CD is now available from Media Eye Music in the UK- priced £3.50 inclusive of postage and packing for the CD single- for all inquiries please contact Media Eye Music on their e-mail: songsign29@yahoo.co.uk, or telephone the UK on 01895 253 192 – the website is www.mediaeyeproductions.com

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