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CBM India Trust Hosts Awareness Session on World Autism Awareness Day

Bengaluru, April 04, 2024 – CBM India Trust, a leading organization dedicated to disability-inclusive development, hosted an awareness session for over 150 Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) students on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day. The event took place today, April 02, 2024, at RV Teachers College, Jayanagar 2nd Block, Bengaluru.

RV College students listen to the speaker at the CBM India's World Autism Awareness Day event

Building a foundation for inclusive classrooms, this event will equip future educators to create a positive and enriching learning experience for students on the spectrum. This session is organized by students of CBM India Trust’s training program on Community-Based Inclusive Development, a course co-designed by the Rehabilitation Council of India and the University of Melbourne, Australia, and run by CBM India Trust. The agenda for the awareness session includes discussions on various types of disabilities as outlined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, with a specific focus on understanding and supporting autistic people. A Q&A session will also be conducted to address any queries from the participants.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Sony Thomas, Executive Director, CBM India Trust, stated, “At CBM India Trust, we believe that an inclusive education system is essential for a truly equitable society. This awareness session on World Autism Awareness Day is a crucial step in empowering future generations of professionals to create classrooms that celebrate diversity and ensure every child has the opportunity to thrive.”

Distinguished guests for the event include Mrs. Sujatha Sathyamadhava, Head of Family Service at the Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism (ASHA), Bengaluru; Mrs. Karthiyayeni S, Principal of RV Teachers College, Bengaluru; Dr. S. Francis Annuncia, Training Coordinator at CBM India Trust, Bengaluru; and Mr. Basavaraja Naik T, Field Coordinator at CBM India Trust, Bengaluru

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