Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Schools for autistic kids in Bangalore

Recently, I have had a couple of requests from readers of this blog for info regarding schools for autistic kids in Bangalore. This is such a co-incidence mostly because for the past few months, I have had an opportunity to meet and interact with a few autistic kids, and the experience has been quite touching, to say the least!

So, when I got the request for special schools, I set out on this task of finding the most recommended school for special kids, here in Bangalore. I discovered that Academy for Severe Handicap and Autism or ASHA for short, comes with very good recommendation. One of the special education teachers that I know speaks very highly of this school and its founder, Ms. Jayashree Ramesh. And when I spoke with KPAMRC*, they too recommended ASHA highly.

1) Academy for Severe Handicap and Autism (ASHA)
L-76/A, (Opposite to L-50) Kirloskar colony,
HBCS 3rd Stage, 4th Block, Basaveswarnagar,
Bangalore - 560079

Phone: +91 80 23225279 / 23230357
Fax: +91 80 22258103
Email: info@ashaforautism.com


On talking to the nice people at ASHA, I have 2 more special schools for autistic kids, recommended by the people at ASHA.

2) Sunshine Autism Trust
280, 6th Cross, Domlur Layout,
Bangalore - 560071

Phone: +91 80 65360892
Email: rao_vanitha@yahoo.com, Sunshineautism@vsnl.net


3) Apoorva Centre for Autism
c/o Lions Club of Sarakki,
21st main, 1st cross, Marenahalli,
J P Nagar Phase-2,
Bangalore - 560078

Phone: +91 80 65710445 / 9243195154 / 9845076140
Email: apoorva@SAIautismcenter.org

If any of you know of other good special schools, please email me or leave info in the comments section and I will add it to this post. I do not want to add schools that I get off of the Internet to this list. If you have a personal recommendation, that will be wonderful. Thanks!

* KPAMRC (Karnataka Parents’ Association for Mentally Retarded Citizens)
Phone: + 91 80 26564608
Email: jpkpamrc@vsnl.net

39 comments:

Dr.Kumaresh said...

Very informative. Kindly visit my blog http://drkumaresh.blogspot.com
Thanks

Amritha said...

Srushti special academy basaveshwarnagar is also good.

Chitra said...

Welcome to my blog, Dr. Kumaresh. Your blog looks interesting.

Amritha, thanks for the mention. Let me dig around and find their location and number, so that I can add it to this list.

Priya said...

AUTISTIC AND SPECIAL SCHOOL AT INDIRNAGAR BANGALORE TO OPEN IN OCT, 2007

The school will address the needs of children with autism and learning disabilities( LD,SLD).


We feature an educational environment that nurtures your child's as well as our own' lives

For more details and application forms please contact
PRIYA: priya.srinivas@ashafoundation.org or 98862 24560 or Daynidhi - dayanidhi@ashafoundation.org or 9980077845

Anonymous said...

Any experience from R2I parents as to how they find the autistic schools in India is most welcome. My daughter goes to a regular school in US but has an Individualized Education Plan and also gets some amount of one on one wrap around services.

Anonymous said...

Parijma learning center at Wilsongarden is also a good option. This is located close to the BMTC bus station in double road.

Anonymous said...

dear all you must also check a very special school at whitefield in vydehi hospital they have started it only this year

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for information on schools (for special children) in Indiranagar, Koramangala, etc. There is ASHA school but it mostly caters to severely autistic children. Need to know schools where they try to mix the mildly autistic children with normal children.

Personally I have experienced Child Development Center in Malleswaram. It is attached to Dr. Nandini Mundukar's clinic. My daughter has mild form of autism and she is showing signs of improvement after 6 months of treatment at CDC. It is located at 15th Cross, Chitrapur Bhavan, Malleswaram.

Anonymous said...

I tried to find any detail I can on Vydehi hospital but no luck. Does anyone know a website for this institute? Unfortunately I live in the US so can't get there now?

Anonymous said...

Vydehi - contact details

#82,EPIP Area,
Whitefield,
Bangalore 560 066.
Phone: 080-28413381-5
Fax: +91-80-28412956
E-mail: info@vims.ac.in,
Visit us at: www.vims.ac.in (web site is currently not working properly)

Anonymous said...

Further to my earlier post on Parijma, Parijma is a Diagnostic Center for Neuro by a well known doctor in this field Dr.Suresh Aroor and he is an established name. They also have child stimulation center for treating childrens with developmental delay and a pre-school which is quite professionally run and a slow learning school. I'm personally availed their pre-school service for my son and it was quite good.

If anyone wants to check out their service and find out more, here is their contact details:

Parijma Diagnostic Center:
24/10,Bts Depot Road, Wilson Garden, Bangalore, 560027‎ -
Tel: 080 22243640

Regards,
AM

Anonymous said...

I am looking for info on behalf of my friend. His son is diagnosed with mild autistic behaviour at Tanjore, TN. Wish to come and do a full diagnosis. Can you suggest me a good place to start with as there are many options now.

Also I did not find a mention of NIMHANS in this listing ? How about there ?
regards,
Rajendiran.S

Anonymous said...

Rajendiran,

You can try Parijam for further Diagnosis.

You can also try NIMHANS neuro department. I tried their child neuro service but the problem is long queues and difficulty to reach the right doctors.

Regards,
AM

Chitra said...

Hi All,

Wanted to let you know that I have updated the post and moved this thread to http://r2blore.chitra-aiyer.com/2007/05/schools-for-autistic-kids-in-bangalore.html

Looking forward to your continued participation there.

-Chitra

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Anonymous said...

Hi Chitra,
My friends son is autistic,so i just looked up this blog for information on schools in bangalore.
I love your blog. It's informative and precise.Thanks
I live in Bangalore and I make gluten free breads and dairy-free cakes for children with gluten allergies.
Please call me if I can be of any help as a volunteer in an autistic school or otherwise.
my phone #: 9845869109
Thanks Again,
Shwetha.M

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I'd like to volunteer in a special needs school or any non-profit NGO at or near fraser town, Bangalore. Does anyone know of any such organisation? Thanks!

-SA

Anonymous said...

In Gujarat Disha Autism centre, baroda, managed by Disha Charitable Trust is providing special schooling and therapy services for children with autism in age group of 3 to 18 years. They can be contacted by email dishaautismcentre@yahoo.com

bubbles-learningcentre-autism said...

there's another centre called Bubbles centre for autism. they run a full day special school program along with play/social skill trg prog. they also hv an after school prog for ASD children in main stream schools. hope this info helps.

Rajani said...

Hello parents,


I am a parent with a child with autism. I have undergone some training in US using ABA principles and would like to share some strategies to work at home!For your information behaviour is a way of communication. All we need is some patience,enough parent support , and Role model. Also we need PECS/Visual schedule/and ABC data(Antecedent Behaviour Consequence).ABC is required to know the reason for a particular behaviour . Take data to see what exactly happened before the tantrum or any behaviour and to see the pattern and then we can work on the same .Use lots of social praise,and premack principle(First and then)and also Priming (giving kids advance notice if there is going to be any changes or going outside).This will really help kids from anxiety and tantrums. Be sure to use only short and clear words and avoid long sentences.Step by step instructions will be really useful . Use positive behaviour approach . Give attention and social praise when a child is not engaged in any behaviour or tantrum. And ignore the bad behaviour and redirect the child to some activity. Take the child for a short walk frequently .Most kids love music and read books(with pictures) with them everyday.For more information kindly contact on my email:rajesh_rangan@yahoo.com.
Wishing you all the best!!!

Best Wishes,
Rajani.

Anonymous said...

Hi any recomendations for autism school in delhi

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Can any one suggest me the best school with contact details for Down Syndrome childs in Bangalore..

Climbing Frames said...

Hi, it's a nice post. So, go ahead and keep us informed with your news.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of any good schools for autistic kids in Mysore?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of good schoold for autistic kids in Jahrkhan, Bihar or Bengal?

deena said...

Hi i am Deena.We r a group of 3 mothers with children with special needs.we r running a school-like set up for our children for the past one year now.We follow ABA along with structured teaching. We r looking for hardworking mothers(& child) to join our team.For further details u can get in touch with me.My no. 9480070092

Dr Shobha Shashidhara said...

please check-
www ankurafoundation.org all under one roof for children with special needs in south Bangalore

Anonymous said...

Hi

Need details of residntial Autistic school and fee structure

rajahree

Anonymous said...

Parents who are looking for early intervention programs kindly check
Chandrasekhar institute for speech and hearing. They have a good one-on-one program along with speech and OT. Wishing you all the best!

sukanya said...

hi iam sukanya and my son has mild cerebral palsy is left handed does everthin smartly except studying he is in normal school but not able to cope up should he necessary go to a special school or can i get a special educator who can come to my place and teach my son pls need advice my email id is sukgan@gmail.com ph no is 8792897986

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am new to bangalore and staying in AECS Layout, kundanhalli. Can any give me speech and Occupational therapist in the near by location.

Thanks In Advance
Uvi

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am new to bangalore and staying in AECS Layout, kundanhalli. Can any one give me speech and Occupational therapist details/contact numbers in the near by location.

Thanks In Advance
Uvi

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In order to enable and empower persons with disability to live as independently and as fully as possible, health services and their access to persons with disabilities assume a very significant role. In this context, the health insurance facility becomes important but presently such products are not easily available for persons with disabilities. In such a situation, a health insurance scheme “Niramaya” is conceived with the following objectives...

– To provide affordable Health Insurance to persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities
– To encourage health services seeking behaviour among persons with disability
– To improve the general health condition & quality of life of persons with disability

The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Smt. Meira Kumar has launched "Nirmaya" a Health Insurance Plan for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities here today. Addressing on the occasion, she said that a large number of persons will benefit from this health insurance plan in terms of getting quality medical services in their respective areas through this scheme. She further said that it is a cashless scheme, under this persons need not pay even a penny for the services offer to them if they are admitted in hospital for an expenditure up to Rs. 1 lakh. Even transport arrangement also has been made for this purpose to reach the hospitals.

The Nirmaya health insurance plan also covers OPD services. The premium of the insurance scheme is paid by the National Trust for the Below Poverty Line persons. The above poverty line persons can also avail this facility by paying the suitable premium, she added. Smt. Meira Kumar announced that the Ministry is launching this health insurance plan in 10 districts on pilot basis; Central Delhi- Delhi, Kaimur- Bihar, Chandigarh-Haryana, Jabalpur-Madhya Pradesh, Agartala-Tripura, Raeareily -UP, Erode-Tamil Nadu, Ernakulam-Kerala, Ahmedabad-Gujarat and Bhageshwar in Uttarakhand.

The Minister distributed photo ID cards to the first 20 specially-abled people. A film on Gyan Prabha Awardees was also shown on the occasion. Smt. Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Smt. Poonam Natarajan, Chairperson of National Trust and Smt. Veena Chhotray, the Secretary of SJ&E were also present in the function.

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Anonymous said...

visit aashianaa special school for autism children at Mysore, Udayagiri, which is a charitable Institution.

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