We invite you to look into the lives of three of our autistic students to fully understand the impact of Shraddha’s efforts. The stories of Pratish Sajnani, Mayur Sadhwani,and Utpal Tripathi are touching and telling. Although autism inhibits communication and social interactions, Pratish and Mayur have been inseparable friends for the past 15 years Shraddha has nurtured these young adults and now they communicate through gestures and limited verbal skills, perfectly comprehending each other. Friendship has provided stability to both and has helped reduce their hyperactivity and temper tantrums.
Mayur is a 31 year old young autistic adult. He is also physically disabled with a humped back and stunted growth. He suffers from poor hand-eye coordination and has severe perception issues. His parents believe that Shraddha is a permanent solution and that he has found stability and is thriving in a secure environment.
Mayur’s parents initially had a very difficult time trying to deal with his temper tantrums but through training received at Shraddha, he has been able to channel and control his anger. The trustees at Shraddha have counseled his parents and made them understand that love and patience are the only tools needed to discipline him.
Shraddha has helped Mayur enhance his self confidence and self esteem. It has helped better his motor and sensory perception skills. The monthly remuneration Mayur receives makes him feel independent and he takes great pride in his work. Shraddha enhanced his communication skills – earlier he was only able to express himself through hand gestures but now he has learnt to speak using verbal communication.
A day at Shraddha
“ Shraddha believes in the total development of an autistic individual – in body, soul and mind, and provides intellectual, physical and cognitive therapies to support their students.