MAN holds workshop for Autistic children
Bhunaneswar; (INS) : The Manage Autism Now (MAN) has organised a workshop on ‘Structured Behaviour Therapy’ for the children affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder at DAV School of Business Management (DSBM) in Bhubaneswar.
Dr Jyothi Karayat, a certified structured Behaviour Therapist and Certified Special Educator in Autism from Banagalore had conducted the workshop. The eminent resourceful persons who participated in the workshop are Dr Soumya Darshan Nayak, Neurologist, SCB Medical College, Cuttack and Prof. Anurupa Senapati, HOD, Occupational Therapy, NITAR, Oltapur. Dr Karayat rendered valuable inputs to the participants on behavioural pattern of autistic children.
Dr Karayat said: “The proper and systematic Pattern needs to be followed to deal with the children with autism spectrum disorder. A successful intervention requires the cooperation of the child, parent, and therapist. With consistent practice and teamwork, interventions can make a difference”.
Ms Swarnalata Mishra, Chairman, MAN Trust said: “There are many interventions to address many challenges, parents encounter when raising a child with autism. Some intervention strategies can be a one-time event, while others require regular sessions for a long time”.
The MAN since its inception has been organising various activates on different occasions in the city to bring the autistic children and parents under one roof with an aim to create a conducive atmosphere where both special students and the parents learn to resolve unwanted behaviour amicably. In this year, both parents and autistic children celebrated the International Yoga Day, International Statistic Day, 70th Bana Mahotsav and even recently the Bol- Bom bustle with gusto.