Nav Prerna Foundation set up the first Group Home in India specifically geared to Autism in 2005- my initiative as a mother of a person with Autism, who is now 30 years old. So far, we have directly worked with – 300 families and have reached out to above 15,000 individuals through awareness and sensitization programs.
When I had started the Group Home, there were no other models in the country for me to follow. My experiences of learning and exchanging knowledge with professionals and parents, nationally and internationally have inspired and influenced my work. Our organization is spearheading the approach of using alternative methods for persons with Autism across age groups and is probably the only organization in the country doing so. Our aim is to make persons with Autism as independent and self-reliant as possible.
Your contribution will help us to work towards :
- Setting up a unique vocational unit with focus on baking of Gluten Free and Casein Free goods where our special friends will work.
- Setting up a living facility for adults with Autism, since every family worries about what will happen to their child when they themselves may not be in a state to do that on their own.
- Providing community living for parents of individuals with Autism, since they require care in their old age but also want to stay close to their children.
Active ageing and mental health will be our focus for both, the individuals and their families.