Children with autism benefit most from teachers with a comprehensive understanding of autism and autism-specific techniques. AWF has conducted practical and interactive training workshops for its teachers and staffs on various aspects of autism. Through extensive exposure in practical hands-on training and lectures, teachers learn to become comfortable with the principles and practices of working with persons with autism. Along with knowledge about autism and special education, the teachers gain knowledge on behaviour modification, social development, language development, and family counselling. The practical training and workshop are organized on the last Friday of each month and held for 4 to 5 hours. All sessions are conducted by the principal of AWF, Dr. Rownak Hafiz.
Every year, AWF organizes two 4 days long training sessions in the months of June and December at its own premises. The main intention of these training sessions is to discuss about the development of admitted students of the previous year, common problems faced by the parents of autistic children and their overall management.
The training sessions are conducted by Dr. Rownak Hafiz. Open discussion sessions for the parents and teachers are also included after each session so that they can share their knowledge and views with each other.
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Vocational/Skill Training Program
While some students with autism attend regular school classes, many need training in vocational skills and community living skills. Specific skills should enhance the person’s independence, give more opportunity for personal choice and allow more freedom in the community. AWF provides a specialized and supportive environment for adolescents and adults with autism with special educational needs to learn skills that enable them to work in a vocational setting. This is achieved through a vocational training centre named “Krishnochura”. The focus is on developing and strengthening functional communication, interpersonal skills, and also building awareness of current affairs, independent living skills such as shopping and cooking, training in vocational areas such as boutique, tie-dye, pottery decoration, block printing, bag and envelops making, making greeting cards and developing leisure skills.