“Changing Perspectives
Changing lives”
Enabling Self-reliance for Persons with Autism
Spectrum Disorders
Kavita Sharma, Ce...
What have we changed?
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The lives of SIX persons with Autism
Spectrum Disorders.

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They have been employed at SAP labs ...
What has been the
Journey?
 Bringing Innovation
 Adding Adaptations
 Evolving systems
14-02-2014

Prayas Lab-Autism Soc...
Bringing Innovation …
Discovered….potentials of persons
with ASD
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Attention to detail
Photographic memory
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Adding Adaptations….
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Core- Deficit (Social Skills) - Buddy/ Job Coach

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Indifference to others - Secluded and quiet a...
Evolving Systems..

Towards
providing a
dignified
life…..
14-02-2014

Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India

6
Corporate, Cultures and
Communities

Let’s Bring In
This Change
Together
14-02-2014

Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India

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Enabling Self-reliance for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders_Techshare India 2014

  1. 1. “Changing Perspectives Changing lives” Enabling Self-reliance for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders Kavita Sharma, Center Head Prayas- A Computer and iPad Training Center for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders A Project of Autism Society of India 60, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 560001 Contact: 08826654911 14-02-2014 Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India 1
  2. 2. What have we changed?  The lives of SIX persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  They have been employed at SAP labs India Pvt. Ltd Bangalore in a completely OPEN employment situation.  They are Testing Software.  They are independent, productive and selfreliant. 14-02-2014 Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India 2
  3. 3. What has been the Journey?  Bringing Innovation  Adding Adaptations  Evolving systems 14-02-2014 Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India 3
  4. 4. Bringing Innovation … Discovered….potentials of persons with ASD         Attention to detail Photographic memory Association to events, facts etc Love to follow order or structure Learning in real life situation Repetition-use in bringing perfection Unerring focus Pattern recognition ………………equated with Technology 14-02-2014 Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India 4
  5. 5. Adding Adaptations…. • Core- Deficit (Social Skills) - Buddy/ Job Coach • Indifference to others - Secluded and quiet area • Resistance to change -Keep consistency during the learning period • Sensitivity towards environmental stimuli - Seating arrangement, sound and light level 14-02-2014 Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India 5
  6. 6. Evolving Systems.. Towards providing a dignified life….. 14-02-2014 Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India 6
  7. 7. Corporate, Cultures and Communities Let’s Bring In This Change Together 14-02-2014 Prayas Lab-Autism Society of India 7

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