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 70 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.

Programs

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.

Academic Program

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.

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.

Other Activities
  • 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

Our Team

Following is the team responsible for the Apoorva Centre for Autism.
NameRole / ResponsibilityQualification
Mrs. Nithya S.Head of the CentreDiploma in Special Education(Autism), Cost Accountant; 11 years of teaching experience
Mrs. Lakshmi B.Administrator28 yrs of experience as banking professional
Mrs. Lakshmi S.CoordinatorMasters in Psychology; 8 years of experience in this field
Mr. PushkarSpeech Therapist3 yrs of experience as an SLP
Mr. Prakash Kumar SinghOccupational Therapist2 yrs of experience as an OT
Mrs. Rama R.Yoga and Movement TherapistMaster Trainer in Yoga and Movement Therapy
Mr. NagarajVocational Unit TrainerDiploma in Special Education(Mental Retardation);11 years of teaching experience
Mrs. LathaSpecial EducatorDiploma in Special Education(Autism); 9 yrs of experience as special educator
Mrs. Alvi StellaSpecial EducatorDiploma in Special Education(Autism); 7 yrs of experience as special educator
Mrs. SujataSpecial EducatorDiploma in Special Education(Autism); 6 yrs of experience as special educator
Mrs. BinduSpecial EducatorDiploma in Special Education(Autism); 2 yrs of experience as special educator
Mrs. KajalSpecial EducatorDiploma in Special Education(Autism); 2 yrs of experience as special educator
Mrs. SanmatiSpecial EducatorDiploma in Special Education(Autism); 1 yrs of experience as special educator
Mrs. ShaheenSpecial EducatorDiploma in Special Education(Autism); 1 yrs of experience as special educator
Mrs. AmbarasiSenior Teacher-aide19 years of experience – has grown from strength to strength
Mrs. PrabhavatiTeacher-aide11 years of experience as teacher-aide
Mrs. ChellamCare-giver3 years of experience as care-giver