Early education as put by Rabindranath Tagore should involve two main elements fun and joy. This education should comprise the use of all the five senses and not rote memorizing. In the natural order of learning, children are expected to learn through play where various domains including social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional aspects are taken care of. That is where I think ABT or art based therapy steps in as it
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The aim of AIT is to help certain specific hearing problems, such as distortions, lack of selectivity, painful hearing, delay in response time, peaks of hypersensitive hearing, etc. AIT involves having subjects listen to electronically modified music through headphones. Each child participates in two half hour sessions per day, for 10 consecutive days. Follow ups
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There is a growing number of opportunities for adult autistics to seek employment. Sounds like music to one’s ears.Some of the opportunities in Bangalore areNITHYA SAADHANA: The contact person isMrs. Hema Nataraj,No.315,7th main, Vijayanagar, Bangalore-40080-40907028,9663397673.hema_n1957@yahoo.co.in.The target trade/industries under consideration areElectronic assembly/repairHandicraftsAdministrationData processingThe target trainees include young adults with down’s syndrome,border line MR,high functioning adult autistics in the age group
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We have been very keen to try pet therapy out, but have failed,  having the courage to do so on number of occasions. The deterrents being  the lack of experience, space constraints, additional work load….. These are some of the common excuses, that we give. It has been established beyond doubt, that  animal therapy for autistic children provides the
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 It has been a desire for a long time of giving our autistic son something to keep him occupied. I have tried computer games. I could get him to use the mouse and also keyboard to some extent. He also loved the Zac Browser to browse the net. There remain some challenges here. He tends to mis
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This is a list of schools,  part of the  data bank we made before moving to Bangalore.  I do not much about the schools in the sense I have not visited them. Should any of you visit these centers’ /schools please give us  your feed back as other readers would also benefit.The list comprises of
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This is a snack that is really crunchy, mouth watering and easy to make. Dosa batter 1 cup Jeera/cumin seeds 1 tbsp GFCF sooji 4 tbsp Soda 1/4 tsp Salt as per taste Oil to deep fry Take thick dosa batter add jeera,  sooji, salt and soda. Take the batter, make  small rounds by hand and deep fry
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This was a Sunday with a difference. We,  along with other parents were on a mission to pledge our support for the cause of autism.  On Sundays, we are generally twiddling our thumbs wondering what to do.  6th December was a Sunday well spent.  The highlights of the walk include ·         Flagging of the walk
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There are various sections in the IT Act that provide deductions ranging from Rs 50000 to Rs 75000 under section 80DD. It requires a disability certificate to claim. I found this site which covers various forms and the benefits. I encourage you to read it. There are lot of queries raised and answered lucidly. Please
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The Govt of India has an insurance scheme aimed to  improve the lives of persons with Autism and other disabilities.  Niramaya is a health Insurance scheme for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation.and Multiple Disabilities. My understanding is it provides a cover of Rs 1 Lakh and the annual premium is in
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