Electronic media is primarily visual in nature. Information is transacted visually, and with little or no face to face interaction with people. As ICT jobs require visual thinking, specific training in this area may lead suitable employment in future.
Sanket is SOPAN’s attempt to provide a computer and iPad training unit for persons with autism and intellectual disability residing in Mumbai. Its rationale is imbedded in the felt need expressed by a large number of parents and families who would want such training for their disabled young adult. Sanket is first training program in ICT for persons with autism and associated disabilities in Maharashtra. The Sanket training would be similar to that of Prayas, Bangalore. SANKET is sponsored by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
The program commenced in June 2015 and is a 3 year program. It is the first training program in ICT doe persons with autism and associated disabilities in Maharashtra. This program is open to persons with autism and associated disabilities above 18 years of age. The Sanket program is designed on similar lines as that of Prayas, Bangalore. The brochure and application form can be downloaded from the download section.