This project will give training to Children with AutismSpectrum in and around coimbatore rural area. 50 children from the poor section of the society will be trained annually and efforts will be taken to integrate them into mainstream society MISSION: Give training and therapies to Children under Autism spectrum Disorder to integrate them into mainstream society. Create public awareness about Autism and the difference between mental retardation and Autism.
Rural areas in and around coimbatore do not have access to various facilites that are available in the city and parents are not ready to travel everyday to city with their child as it will affect their daily earnings as most of the parents earn below RS 15000/= as monthly wages. Lack of proper training and therapies during their childhood make them uncontrollable adults with severe behaviour problems. This leads to parents and relatives abandoning them in streets.
The proposed project will benefit 50 children annually whose parents earn less than Rs 15000/=.The project uses ABA therapy as its main intervention Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based, intensive education therapy for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is scientifically proven to be effective and is the preferred method of treatment for ASD .It works around the motivation of the child.
Child will learn to communicate either vocally or using an alternative communication method like Sign language, I pad training, PECS,etc Child will be taught various social skills as simple as looking at one's face while talking, will stand when the name is called to playing in a group and playing with toys appropriately. Behavioral problems that are usually high are reduced and good behaviors are increased with target at placing the child to mainstream and focus main on skill requirement.