Apoorva Center

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Apoorva Centre


Apoorva Centre for Autism (ACA) is an educational and training centre started in 1996 by SAI, registered under National Trust. ACA’s main centre is located at the premises of Lions Club of Sarakki at J.P.Nagar 2nd Phase, Bangalore, while its early intervention unit is located in J.P. Nagar 2nd Phase, Near LIC Office.The Apoorva Centre is headed by Mrs. Nithya S., a qualified Special Educator with 10+ years of experience in the field. Presently the centre has 65 students trained by 15 qualified special educators and rehabilitation professionals and 6 teacher-aides, 2 voluntary professionals, 2 teacher-aides, 3 caregivers, 6 educational volunteers, and 2 attendants. The centre also provides practical training to Teacher-trainees of the Special Education program on Autism, conducted by KPAMRC, Bangalore.

Programs:

Presently the centre is conducting EIP for children with autism between 3 and 6 years on the basis of “Analysis of Verbal Behaviour”, “Occupational Therapy”, “Speech Therapy” and “Brain-Gym” guidelines
This is for the age group of 6 – 12 years. The children are taught academics along with all other ADL skills.
This is for the age group of 12-18 yrs, providing young adults with autism, the skills they need for a successful work , community and home life. More focus is given to skill development in the spectrum focussing on employment.
Directed towards individuals with Autism on any or all of the below mentioned products – Paper Bags, Hand – Embroidery, Jewelry making/designing, Hand woven jute durries, Greeting cards,Glass, Acrylic & Diya Paintings, Candle making, Painting of Window grills & gates, Drawing to measurement, Gardening, Assistant to therapists & educators, Simple Data entry using MS-Word and Excel, Stationer supplies – folders, note-pads, pen holders, envelopes, assembling of pens.
  • Community Awareness Campaign of Autism through lectures, workshops, campaigns, sale of greeting cards and other products made by the students of the centre.
  • Family get-togethers, Trips to recreational and educational places of interest, Celebration of sports day, painting carnival, children’s day and annual day.


For more details please contact   nithya.madhu@gmail.com 

Admission


Currently, the admissions for the academic year 2005-16 are closed. Admissions for 2016-17 are open.
Please contact the Administrator, Mrs.Lakshmi B. at Ph: 8762780445 or e-mail at nithya.madhu@gmail.com


Our Team

Name Role/Responsibility Qualification
Mrs. Nithya S. Head of Center Diploma in Special Education(Autism), Cost Accountant; 10 years of teaching experience
Mrs. Lakshmi B Administrator 27 yrs of experience as banking professional
Mrs. Lakshmi S Coordinator Masters in Psychology; 7 years of experience in this field
Mr K. Easwaran Speech therapist 6 yrs of experience as an SLP.
Mr. Prakash Kumar Singh Occupational Therapist 2 yrs of experience as an OT
Mrs. Rama R Yoga & Movement Therapist Master Trainer in Yoga and Movement Therapy
Mr. Nagaraj Vocational Unit Trainer Diploma in Special Education(Mental Retardation);10 years of teaching experience
Mrs. Latha Special Educator Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 8 yrs of experience as special educator.
Mrs. Alvi Stella Special Educator Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 6 yrs of experience as special educator.
Mrs. Sujata Special Educator Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 5 yrs of experience as special educator.
Mrs. Bindu Special Educator Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 1 yrs of experience as special educator.
Mrs. Kajal Special Educator Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 1 yrs of experience as special educator.
Mrs. Anbarasi Sr. Teacher-aide 18 years of experience – has grown from strength to strength
Mrs. Prabhavati Teacher-aide 10 years of experience as teacher-aide
Mrs. Chellam Care-giver 9 years of experience as care-giver

 

Our Products


You can help us by purchasing the greeting cards and other products made by students of the pre-vocational and vocational training unit of Apoorva. Following are some of the products made by us:

  1. Organic compost
  2. Pen/pencil stands
  3. Jute mats, Jute Bags
  4. Clay Jewellery
  5. Diyas
  6. Greeting cards


Work Culture- Preparing Organic Compost:

Please contact the following address or phone numbers for more details.
Apoorva Center for Autism
c/o Lions Club of Sarakki
21st main, 1st cross
Marenhalli, J P Nagar Phase-2
BANGALORE
INDIA – 560078

Phone:  8762780445 / 9448372002

Email: nithya.madhu@gmail.com

Employment

Require educators as support teachers for students in the mainstream school. Qualification – graduate in child development/psychology with or without experience. Hands-on training would be imparted.

Mail your resume to nithya.madhu@gmail.com or call Mrs. Lakshmi on 8762780445 to fix a suitable date for discussion