Spandan Early Intervention program
Spandan, a community-based project provides early intervention services to children withautism 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. Many children below 6 years of age who have been diagnosed with a disability or are “at risk” of developing a disability are provided early intervention.
Once the child turns 6 years of age, the child either moves on to mainstream education or is absorbed into the NMVS(D) centre at Andheri. In keeping with global early intervention practices, Spandan provides multi-disciplinary intervention with family and community collaboration where training is central to the program design.
Spandan offers its services from a community site at Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, Mumbai.
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
Ms. Sneha S. Palande
B.A., D.ed in Special Education
(ID),B.ed in Montessori
Co-Ordinator And Special Educator
Ms. Sayali P. Dalvi
B.Com., B.ed in Special Education