AMEYA – AMAZE project for Mentoring and Empowerment of Young Adults [Age 16+]

The vision of this project is to tap into the boundless potential of young adults in the spectrum and help them actualize their aspirations.

  • To find individualized Lifespan solutions for each student and help the families actualize these solutions
  • To provide skill based learning opportunity in all functional areas
  • To transition the student towards independence or functioning with minimum support by scaffolding the learning processes.
  • To find employment opportunities for students wherever possible – Open /Sheltered /Self Employment
  • To develop a good working Lifespan solution oriented model for persons on the spectrum and their families that can be easily replicated.
  • Whole day program [10am – 5pm ][Monday – Friday ]
  • 1-1 sessions and group sessions are included
  • Process based Functional Curriculum
  • Focus on Engagement , Education and Employment skills
  • Detailed Intake assessment and constant review and of Individual learning needs and progress
  • Program, Teaching strategies and adaptations customized to each individual student
  • Positive behavioral supports in place like Sensory diets and breaks , Visual supports and Communication Aids
  • No enrollment criteria…we assess and take the student to the next level from wherever they are
  • Computer based skills like Data Entry and Content creation using Ms Office – Word , Excel , Power Point and Paint and  Internet skills Google , Email , Social media
  • Office Skills Printing , Xerox , Lamination ,Cutting ,Filing
  • Food preparation including Meal planning ,Shopping Cooking  and Baking
  • Life skill training including  Activities of Daily living , Housekeeping ,Laundry and Gardening
  • Sports and Fitness training and Adventure activities and Treks
  • Soft skill and Social skills training using Drama and Video modeling
  • Exposure Music , Movement , Art based activities to discover abilities and interests which may lead to vocation or hobby
  • One person trained in our pilot batch [2013] has been placed in Open Employment with a leading Software Company
  • Number of Learning materials such as PECs files , Schedule Boards , Calendar tools , Flash cards have been made by our students and supplied to individual parents and professionals
  • A major Preschool chain is placing their order for Laminated Learning Materials with our students
  • We are getting small orders from parents and persons in the neighborhood for Snacks made by our students
  • One of our student’s designs on MS Paint was chosen as a logo for the Velvi ART for Autism festival 2013.