Children of Prasanna Autism Centre are making amazing products this Diwali
Diwali- the festival of light is near and children of Prasanna Autism Centre in Pune are excited about making products for the celebrations. Prasanna Autism Centre runs a pre-vocational training initiative with the aim to create opportunities for children with autism to gain independence and learn new skills.
As part of the initiative, children at the school get involved every year in making various types of items that are then sold during the festival.
Diwali Diyas, paper bags, gift boxes, greeting cards, envelopes, jelly wax floating candles, bookmarks, jewelry boxes and other such beautiful products are made by the students with the assistance of trained staff members.
The products are made available at a nominal costs and bring a lot of happiness to the little makers and the customers who use them. The children learn to socialize and have a lot of fun when they make the products.
Sadhana Godbole, Executive Chairman & Managing Director of Prasanna Autism Centre feels that the skill development efforts definitely brings positive change in lives of children with autism.
"It is important for children with autism to learn skills that help them cope better in life and also adds to their confidence level. We involve the children at every step to give them exposure to how things are made to help them learn and grow. Every child has potential and we need to help them find it. Our aim is to make the children as independent as possible so that they can avail greater opportunities in their future life," says Sadhana Godbole.
Prasanna Autism Centre was set up in the year 2000 by late Padmaja Godbole and runs under Padmpurush Foundation, a Public Charitable Trust. The centre caters to around 40 children and provides them an environment of holistic development and learning. With around 15 trained teachers and other staff members, the center is dedicated to creating awareness about autism as well.
The centre offers therapies such as Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Behavioural therapy and helps every child as per their assessment. Drawing, puppetry, music, yoga, sports, physical exercise are also an integral part of the children at Prasanna Autism Centre to ensure their physical and mental growth.
The occurrence of autism among children has increased exponentially over the past few years yet there is a huge shortage of awareness and information about ASD in our society. In most rural areas children with issues such as autism are misdiagnosed, mistreated and discriminated. We hope to bring about a change in the mindset of people by informing them about autism and the rights of the children with ASD. - Subhash Keskar, Director, Prasanna Autism Centre
Most times the parents of children with autism tend to get overwhelmed or stressed due to the condition of the children and it affects the home environment. Such parents are also helped at the Prasanna Autism Centre through counseling and training by experts. Parents are able to lead a better life and also take good care of their children once they understand about ASD and know how to manage the symptoms.
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