02 APRIL 2022

World Autism Awareness Day- Inclusive Quality Education for all

April 2 is celebrated as World autism awareness day, providing inclusive quality education for all is the theme for 2022. People with ASD may behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. There is often nothing about how they look that sets them apart from other people. The abilities of people with ASD can vary significantly. For example, some people with ASD may have advanced conversation skills whereas others may be nonverbal. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others can work and live with little to no support. People with ASD often have problems with social communication and interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests. People with ASD may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying attention. For people with ASD, these characteristics can make life very challenging. Early diagnosis and treatment becomes the prime factor when it comes to making the lives of ASD individuals better.

The theme for 2022 World autism awareness day is providing Quality inclusive education for all. Children with autism have a right to be within inclusive classrooms. There are many benefits to having inclusive classrooms, including reducing the stigma surrounding autism, creating respectful relationships between all students within a classroom, teaching all students how to act positively with others, and increasing knowledge of autism. To best create an inclusive classroom, teachers should continue differentiating instruction, should teach to a student’s interests and needs, and should meet with family members of students with autism to better understand the needs of the child. All students can benefit from being in an inclusive classroom setting, and teachers often already implement teaching strategies that would best support a child with autism.

Auticare, an inclusive learning platform for individuals with special needs provides a skill training platform to foster their overall skill development. The platform, being available in different versions, uses Artificial Intelligence and Virtual reality based therapy modules for assessment, diagnosis and intervention for individuals with ASD, LD and other neurodevelopmental conditions. The doctor guided modules, based on Cognitive behavioral therapy and Applied behavioral Analysis, uses positive reinforcements for creating behavioral modification. The skill training modules range from cognitive, social, self care, voacationa, behavioral, speech and language, daily life and sensory areas. The social impact product thus enables skill training in a safe environment, where parents and therapists can track every progress of the individual. This thereby helps individuals on this spectrum to be independent, promoting inclusivity in education and work space. Auticare fosters inclusive quality education for people on the autism spectrum so that they can fulfill their potential and achieve sustainable success in the labor market. In this respect, inclusive education is the key to the transformative promise of the Sustainable Development Goals, to leave no one behind.