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 Bikaspura, ISRO layout, Near DPS Kanakpura, Bangalore. 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 50 students trained by 17 qualified special educators and rehabilitation professionals and 6 teacher-aides, 5 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.
Early Intervention Program(EIP)
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.
Functional Academic Program
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. Also we are targeting Mission 1000.
Vocational training program
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.
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|Name||Role / Responsibility||Qualification|
|Mrs. Nithya S.||Head of the Centre||Diploma in Special Education(Autism), Cost Accountant; 11 years of teaching experience|
|Mrs. Lakshmi B.||Administrator||28 yrs of experience as banking professional|
|Mrs. Lakshmi S.||Coordinator||Masters in Psychology; 8 years of experience in this field|
|Ms. Ritu||Speech Therapist||3 yrs of experience as an SLP|
|Ms. Brunda||Special Educator||Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 5 yrs of experience as special educator|
|Mr. Nagaraj||Vocational Unit Trainer||Diploma in Special Education(Mental Retardation);13 years of teaching experience|
|Mrs. Stella||Special Educator||Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 9 yrs of experience as special educator|
|Mrs. Sujata||Special Educator||Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 8 yrs of experience as special educator|
|Mrs. Kajal||Special Educator||Diploma in Special Education(Autism); 5 yrs of experience as special educator|
|Mrs. Ambarasi||Senior Teacher-aide||19 years of experience – has grown from strength to strength|
|Mrs. Prabhavati||Teacher-aide||11 years of experience as teacher-aide|
|Mrs. Chellam||Care-giver||5 years of experience as care-giver|
|Mrs Lakshmi Bai||Teacher-Aide||5 yrs of experience in Apoorva|
|Mrs Shyla||Teacher-Aide||3 yrs of experience in Apoorva|
|Mrs lakshmi||Teacher-Aide||NTT, 4 yrs of experience in Apoorva|
|Mrs Asha||Teacher-Aide||7 yrs of experience with special kids|
|Mrs malthi||Teacher-Aide||3 yrs of experience in Apoorva|
|Mrs Jeni||Teacher-Aide||3 yrs of experience in Apoorva|
|Ms. Geeta||Teacher-Aide||5 yrs of experience in Apoorva|
|Ms. Bindu||Teacher-Aide||3 yrs of experience in Apoorva|