Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism
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Established in 1995, Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism provides education along with a comprehensive set of therapies to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In over two decades, ASHA has evolved and developed capabilities and expertise to address the different needs of over 500 individuals and their families.  

About Us

Established in 1995, Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism provides education along with a comprehensive set of therapies to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In over two decades, ASHA has evolved and developed capabilities and expertise to address the different needs of over 500 individuals and their families.  

About Us

Established in 1995, Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism provides education along with a comprehensive set of therapies to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In over two decades, ASHA has evolved and developed capabilities and expertise to address the different needs of over 500 individuals and their families.  

About Us

Established in 1995, Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism provides education along with a comprehensive set of therapies to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In over two decades, ASHA has evolved and developed capabilities and expertise to address the different needs of over 500 individuals and their families.  

Mission

We endeavour to render exceptional love, care, hope and educational assistance to children with special needs to help them develop and utilise their potential.

Our Story

Starting with 3 children in a small rented building in Basaveshwarnagar in 1995, today 60 children are undergoing therapy in the day school program.

The Assessment, Training and Guidance Centre, established in 2013 provides assessment services for individuals with autism and learning difficulties. The centre provides counselling, conducts regular parent and professional workshops and is an information centre.

Approach

Each classroom in ASHA has a student teacher ratio of 2:1 to make learning effective. Each child is also a part of group sessions and circle time where social skills are developed. Alongside, we provide therapies such as 

  • Yoga 
  • Arts based Therapy 
  • Technology Intervention 
  • Speech and 
  • Occupational and Physio Therapy 

Our Amazing Team

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Jayashree Ramesh

Director

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Sindhu Jayan

Co-ordinator

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Priya Vijayan

Academics

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Jyoti Rajappa

Administration & HR

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Kavita Shah

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Financial Reports

2015-2016

Certificates

  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate
  • FCRA Certificate

Our Programs

The Assessment training and guidance centre

    We provide

- Psycho educational Assessments
- One on one remedial sessions for children with learning difficulties, hyperactivity and mild autism
- Technology Aided Instruction
- Training Workshops for Parents and Professionals
- Information on various Government Schemes, Policies
- Summer Camps and Saturday Fun Programs


Assessments
Normal Development Checklist
Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scale
TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile
Beery Visual Motor Imitation
Psychoeducational Profile
Movement Assessment Battery for Children
IQ Tests
Workshops for parents and professionals 
on
Communication Skills
Self Help Skills
Behaviour Management
Self Advocacy
Music Therapy
Art Therapy
Stress Management
CONTACT US

#294, 5th Main, 11th Cross, Mahalaxmi Layout, Bangalore - 560086
Ph: 23598516
email: atg.asha@gmail.com
(9:45 AM to 5 PM)

RESOURCES


What is Autism?

1st September 2017


Autism or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism is a spectrum disorder that means the level of ability varies from low to high. No two individuals with autism are similar.

Autism may exist independently in a child or one or more conditions may exist along with it. It is common for a child with autism to have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or intellectual disability. 

According to the CDC (Centre for Disease Control, USA), the prevalence of autism is 1 in 68 children and occurs more commonly in boys than girls.


Possible Causes of Autism

Even after years of research, a cause for autism has not been established. According to research there are about 100 genes that may cause autism. The general consensus is that most cases involve genetic and environmental factors that affect the development of the brain.

The environmental risk factors of autism are the age of the parents at the time of conception, maternal illness during pregnancy, severe prematurity in the baby, low birth weight, difficulties during pregnancy/birth, oxygen deprivation and mothers who are exposed to pollution and high levels of pesticide.

Environmental factors may be a factor that increases the risk of autism.

It is important to remember that autism is NOT caused by bad parenting.

Red Flags of Autism

·         Not responding to their name by 12 months of age.

·         Not showing interest in any object by 14 months.

·         Not playing imaginative games by 18 months.

·         Avoids eye contact.

·         Has trouble understanding emotions.

·         Has delayed speech and language.

·         Repeats words and phrases.

·         Gets upset by changes.

·         Has obsessive interests.

·         Flaps hands, rocks body, or spins objects.

    Has unusual reaction to smells, sounds or light

Useful Links

1. http://autismsocietyofindia.org/

2. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html

3. https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism

For Free Online Webinars

1. https://www.autism.com/

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Yoga and Autism

13th November 2017


A one on one or group yoga therapy can bring in many changes in a child with autism. 

1. Increased social communication

As our experiences reveal, performing the asanas along with simple rhymes and songs piques the children's interest and makes the actions fun and interesting. With time the children respond to the tune and sing along while doing yoga. The foundations of social interaction like saying 'hello' and 'goodbye' to all their classmates gets major attention in the yoga classes. 

2. Comprehension and body awareness

Relying on short, simple instructions is vital during the yoga sessions. Instructions like "Fold your left leg" are specific, short and is composed on only one action. The children find it easy to follow and promotes body awareness and is helpful in teaching directions. The children are made aware of each body part and their functioning which are at times missed in the classroom and develops control and dexterity. Asanas focusing on body balance help develop the proprioceptive and the vestibular systems.

3. Reduced anxiety and challenging behaviours

Asanas like Shavasana encourage complete relaxation as well as body awareness. Tensioning and relaxing each muscle of the body starting with the toes sounds challenging but has huge benefits. Usually done at the end of the yoga session, the teachers report the children come back to class visibly relaxed and calm.  


Contact

Contact Details

L-76/A

Kirloskar Colony, 3rd Cross, 5th Main, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

560079


For general enquiries

info@ashaforautism.com

+91 - 080-23225279 , 23230357

THE ASSESSMENT TRAINING AND GUIDANCE CENTRE

#294, 5th Main, 11th Cross, Mahalaxmi Layout, Bengaluru 560086
Email: atg.asha@gmail.com
080-23598516