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Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism

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Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Build a Group home for 200 Indians with Autism
Sep 19, 2019

Residents built on their skills

Our Japanese volunteer compiled the wonderful works executed by our residents into an e-book and later held a conference where she presented her experience in using the art for emotional expression with persons with autism.

We welcomed two new residents who joined the assisted living program. One of them has very high support needs especially requiring physical support with all activities of daily living. The other resident who has a lot of great skills but also marked by the need to complete sets of actions, or verbal phrases repeatedly, and not able to proceed till he was done.  As a result, the execution of each of his daily living skills requires six or seven times the length of time actually required. What added to the challenge is that if any attempt were made to support him hand-on-hand through the task, he had the compulsion to conduct the same physical action back on the prompter.

All his activities through the day would get stuck in a loop. Any effort to break the loop ended up with him wanting to physically control the other person for an inordinate length of time. With patient and well thought out strategies the young person is now able to finish his tasks in half the earlier time and his verbal, as well as physical stims, have both come down.

We are delighted that both have settled down and are happy members of our expanding family.

 

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Action for Autism

Location: New Delhi - India
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Kathakali DasPandey
New Delhi, Delhi India
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