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DISHA AUTISM CENTRE
Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people. The range and intensity of disability varies widely, but all individuals affected by autism have difficulty with communication, learning and social skills. There is no definitive cause or cure, but specialized interventions can certainly give individuals affected by autism the tools they need to lead full and productive lives.
At Disha Autism Centre we addresses the diverse needs of individuals with autism following evidence based teaching methods which when implemented in a positive, child-centered, and consistent manner helps children with autism expand their repertoire of skills and experience an improved quality of life.
We follow a behavioral approach to teach children to be independent and to learn from their surroundings. Focus is on language/communication, leisure skills, social skills, daily living skills, academics and motor skills.
  Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
  Sensory Integration Therapy
  Use of technological devices and educational software
  Structured Environment/Daily Schedules
  Individualized Education and therapy Plans
  Staff Training and Evaluation
  Social Skills Training
  Pre- vocational and Vocational training
Sensory integration strategies at Disha helps child to be comfortable in his or her body, and to see, hear and touch in ways that are not confusing.
Art, music and Dance therapy at Disha allows children to express and explore their wonderful imagination and creativity.
Students are encouraged to learn to communicate with people, wait in line, make choices, use money, cross streets safely, participate in leisure and recreation activities, try a variety of foods, and improve eating skills and follow appropriate behaviors in “real life” settings.
Today our autism program serves a large number of families in Gujarat also through family education and support services like an early intervention program, intervention planning, home program counseling, consultancy and referrals.
   

       
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