Rural Area Development Trust run by
Autistic Rehabilitation Programme
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the welfare of children who have autism in the Theni District. We will work to improve their functional abilities; working with their physical & mental health needs. We will promote awareness in local communities to address the needs of the children and their families. The main objective of the project is to create awareness about autism, and provide assessment and focused intervention and rehabilitation.
Each child may require specialist Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Funding for their medical costs, food,clothes,equipment, transport and accommodation including electricity and water. Payment is also needed for teachers and special educators. In total this costs $540 per year for one child. At present there are 30 children needing access to the above provision this currently costs $16,200 per year. At this point in time the service provided is in equitable as some schools.
To provide Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and special educators for the children who need it. These professionals work collaboratively with the parents, teachers and children. Providing early intervention and support to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. This money will go towards providing a Speech Therapist for Manjari and Pushparani school to enable the children to socialize and communication as best they can. To provide an audio-visual room at Manjari and Pushparani.
For children with autism to feel they are heard and to be able to communicate their wishes and positively contribute to their local community. To raise awareness of autism within the children's support network. To provide an equitable services to all the schools. For the child's support network to have the knowledge and resources they need to promote the child's physical and mental well-being; via support from specialists such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.