The eleventh annual World Autism Awareness Day was April 2, 2018. Action for Autism joined the international community and organised events throughout the month to increase understanding, acceptance and foster worldwide support.
The activities organised to mark the WAAD 2018 include Autism Awareness Jamboree (AAJ) on 2 April. On AAJ an Inclusive Art Carnival was organised for the students of regular and special schools at the Amphitheatre of India Habitat Centre.190 students participated and made the event a successful one. A free multidisciplinary consultation camp was also organised at the same venue where parents consulted doctors and therapists.
Celebrate Diversity: Celebrate Autism- The Annual Day was celebrated on 8 April. Every children from all our different programs went on stage and participated in a signature play, in skits, and other performances.
An exhibition of art by artists on the autism spectrum, ‘Views from Planet Autism 2018’ was organised at the Open Palm Court Gallery of India Habitat Centre from 15 to 17 April. The art show created much-needed awareness of the condition of autism.
We partnered with Select City Walk- a shopping mall and did Flash Mob on 22 April.
Coming back to Ananda, our residence and computer class programs are going on smoothly. Adults in residence are settled and happy and children in computer class are eager to learn more.
Mar 23, 2018
Progress of cottage at Ananda
By Col T.N Baba - Volunteer, AFA.
Action for Autism's (AFA) first residential cottage at Ananda progressed steadily. The electrical and plumbing work inside the cottage has been completed. Plastering of internal walls is nearly complete. The painting work has started and is in progress.
The tile work in all bathroom is complete. The Kota stonework in the staircase and common areas is in progress.The railing work on balconies is complete.
We also had ordered the modular kitchen and the equipment has arrived and is awaiting installation.
On the external development work around the residential cottage clearing the road space, extending the water and sewer lines has been done. The Sewage Treatment Plant installation has been completed and is under trial. Besides this, the electrical cables are continuing to be laid to the residential cottage area.
A kitchen garden has been started and the residents work there and reasonable quantities of vegetables are being produced.
Three adults are staying in the modified accommodation and are imparted living skills and vocational training.
Computer Learning Programme: The computer classes are continuing.Children from Gairatpurbas village and other adjoining villages are enthusiastically attending classes.
Dec 29, 2017
By Merry Barua - Founder Director
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your generous contributions for making possible our project on assisted living. 2017 has seen many accomplishments at Action for Autism(AFA). We are especially proud to have started services for those adults with autism who have high support needs: furnishing premises, preparing the surroundings, creating an assistive environment, training staff; and successfully launched services by welcoming the first residents to the group home.
Your unstinting support has been invaluable in helping us to take these steps. I take this opportunity to convey our deepest regards, and look forward to your continued encouragement and support.
With the deepest gratitude for your part in our journey, on behalf of all of us at AFA, I wish you 2018 of joy, peace and fulfilment!