we help children and adults with autism manage their lives
Assessment and IEP
Functional assessment in academic and non-academic areas and Individual Education Programs (IEP)
One-to-One ABA Sessions
One-to-one ABA sessions for children and young adults, implementing the IEP
Hobby classes and remedials
Crafts, dance, music classes and remedial classes in English, Math, Science. Conducted by trained therapists.
Trainings and Workshops
Training parents to help their children. Workshops for parents and educators
Autism and Us
At the heart of Sambhavam is a family that has made peace with autism. Our son was diagnosed in 2009, when he was 3 years old. Ever since, we have constantly been focused on understanding him and helping him manage his life.
Along the way, we have picked up experience in ABA and other methods of edcuating children on the spectrum. One of us is a Board Certified Assisitance Behavior Analyst (BcaBA), certified from the US Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The other has significant experience in the education space. We homeschool our son and have worked with children on the spectrum for about 5 years now. Over the last year and half of running Sambhavam, we have built a team of passionate people, committed to working in autism education space.
We are now at a stage where we believe autism to be an expression of neurodiversity in humans. Different, not less - as Temple Grandin puts it. We don't think autism is a curse, tragedy, suffering or doom. We don't think people on the autism spectrum need to be 'cured' or be made 'normal' or that autism should be eradicated.
We believe that children and adults on the spectrum should be provided the help they need to make sense of themselves and the world around them. We also believe that the world around them (including their famlies) needs help to be more aware of autism and be able to make sense of people on the spectrum.
That's why at Sambhavam, our focus is firmly on helping people on the spectrum manage their lives.
We have an awesome team
Late Dr. U. Subba Raju
...leading a dedicated Team of Educators
Here are a few more things about us...
Anyone who has read about autism or has interacted with individuals with autism, would know their inclination towards rigid, strong patterns as a way of interacting with the environment and people around them. Change in such patterns is particularly challenging to accept and adapt to. Why, change is challenging for all of us! This story Read more about Autism Journeys 2 : Mamma’s Boy[…]
At Sambhavam, we support children with autism to learn new skills, increase independence, develop communication and social skills, and decrease challenging/problem behaviours. We use ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis), which involves various behavioural techniques, to understand and manage behaviour and to teach new things to the children. Through meaningful, skill building experiences, we build on children’s Read more about Autism Journeys 1 : A Melodious Success[…]
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Hi All, It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Suruchi Sancheti, MS, BCBA is joining us at Sambhavam Center for Autism. Suruchi is a well recognised name in autism circles. She has more than a decade of experience working with autism, both in India and abroad. At a more personal level, Suruchi was the Read more about Suruchi Sancheti, MS, BCBA, Joining Us![…]
We were invited to teach an introduction to ABA to the students of a course conducted by Information and Resource Centre in Bangalore. Here is a picture of Chithra from the lecture. It was a good experience interacting with potential therapists and a few parents who were doing the course so they can work better Read more about ABA lectures at IRC[…]
As we work with children on the autism spectrum and their families, we frequently talk about negative reinforcement and how it can cause difficult behaviours to persist. Here is an example: S is a child who can read and write very well but does not like to work. You ask him to read something and Read more about Dealing with escape behaviour: how one therapist rose to the occasion wonderfully[…]