Spandan, a community-based project provides early intervention services to children with autism and associated developmental disabilities under the age of six years. Spandan is SOPAN’s initiative to meet the intervention and training needs of children with disabilities identified through of survey of communities belonging to the K Ward of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
In keeping with global early intervention practices Spandan provides milieu-based intervention with family and community collaboration and training central to the program design.
Spandan services include:
- Differential assessment
- Development of Individual Family Service Program
- Stimulation and social skill development
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Hands on parent training
- Community awareness &anganwadi teacher training
Spandan offers its services from a community site at Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, Mumbai. The service is partially funded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts.