Adarsh Shetty 1995
"When words from different languages form beautiful sounds, it makes me happy. Movies and music and art make me happy. Seeing smiling faces makes me happy. I draw faces. I make collages. I print images in black and white and in lots of colour. My world may not be your world but it is filled with beauty. Would you like to come and see?"
Adarsh has Autism, limited communication skills coupled with anxiety, sensory sensitivities and severe seizures. Adarsh has low academic cognition hence, he does find it difficult to understand the ever changing expectations of new environments and different people. Adarsh is a self-taught linguist and has learnt to read multiple languages by himself. Unfortunately the system did not help him associate meaning with those words.