Based on the two-day training session at NSSES, it can be concluded that the participants gained a deeper understanding of autism spectrum disorder and the importance of early intervention, parent-teacher collaboration, and important services needed to help students with ASD. They also learned about the significance of celebrating World Autism Awareness Day and promoting ways to make their school a more autism-friendly place.
In addition, the participants were introduced to skills-based intervention and treatment of children with ASD, with a focus on social skills training and the importance of mastering functional academics and pre-vocational skills. The trainer also highlighted the potential of IT skills for children with ASD to become financially independent.
Overall, the training session provided valuable insights into understanding and supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and the participants were able to relate the knowledge delivered to their own students.
Training Report: Day 1
NSSES conducted an awareness session on World Autism Awareness Day, celebrated on April 2 every year, to raise awareness about autism and encourage individuals to understand it better. The session was aimed at helping teachers understand autism and the importance of early intervention, parent-teacher collaboration, and the services required to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) excel in life.
The resource person discussed the theme of World Autism Awareness Day 2023, which is “Transformation: Toward a Neuro-Inclusive World for All.” They also exhibited an NSSES ASD student to represent and relate the knowledge of autism, making the session more engaging and informative. The participants appreciated the session and found it thought-provoking, as they could relate the knowledge delivered to their own students.
Training Report: Day 2
NSSES celebrated World Autism Awareness Day by planning and executing various activities in classrooms to reaffirm the notion of acceptance of diversity. The students’ participation aimed to increase awareness of the situation as well as promote ways to make their school an Autism-friendly place.
On this occasion, a training session was conducted on the topic of skills-based intervention and treatment of children with ASD. Saira Khan, a special educator from the Intellectual Department of NSSES, elaborated on the importance of social skills training (SST) that helps individuals with ASD better understand social interactions and engage with others socially.
The session discussed that children with special needs should master functional academics that will help them enter the workforce. The introduction of pre-vocational skills that carry over into the workplace can positively impact special needs children when it comes to cognitive development, quality of life, and general well-being. The trainer also introduced some freelance skills that children with ASD could learn to enable them to work and become financially independent, such as IT skills.
Overall, the two-day training session was informative and helpful for the participants, as they learned about autism and the importance of early intervention, parent-teacher collaboration, and the services required to help students with ASD excel in life. They also learned about different interventions and treatments that could be used to help children with ASD develop important skills and become independent individuals.