OUR EVENTS

During the 2nd wave of COVID-19, 350 people were given vaccines free of cost. Among 350 individuals, 25 were individuals with autism spectrum disorder for whom a separate time slot was allocated to provide them a hassle-free, autism-friendly environment.

Offline Workshop on Adolescence Training & Sex Education by Dr. Amrita Panda

Training was given on how to understand adolescents and their behaviours. The workshop targeted management of sexual issues, privacy and acceptance. The discussion gave them an adequate understanding regarding changes in physical, mental, and emotional maturity associated with sexual problems and knowledge about the mistake and sexual perversion so that they can protect themselves against the exploitation.

Dr Amrita Panda is a Rehabilitation Psychologist, India Program Director, Pradip Centre For Autism.

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Inter-College Debate Festival

In association with Jadavpur University Debating Society, IAC conducted a debate competition where many students from in and outside the university participated and the competition was enriched by esteemed judges.

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Tools for Inclusive Practice

A fun and enriching two days workshop owing to the invitation by Keystone Foundation.

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Screening of "kia & Cosmos"

IAC welcomed the team of Kia and Cosmos to debunk myths around autism and engage in an open conversation with the renowned director and the movie cast. The conversation followed by screening of the movie.

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IMPASTO: Inclusive Art Workshop

Artroom Kolkata is ‘Encouraging Creativity’ – this workshop had been designed for people of all skill levels – from absolute beginners who have never painted before to skilled artists. It happened for the first time in Kolkata, where neurotypical individuals and people on the spectrum would come under one common roof to create art. People who had never even held a paintbrush before were able to create something beautiful. Our mentors guided each participant step-by-step. Each participant got to take their very own canvas painting.

IMPASTO WORKSHOP IN COLLABORATION WITH ARTROOM KOLKATA AT MOTHERLAND STUDIOS.

Autism-Friendly Businesses Week

India Autism Center ventured out in the different parts of the city to cover the various autism-friendly businesses in Kolkata.

A. We came across this French Bakery called Shuktara Cakes that have employed people on the spectrum (trained in the bakery by a French Chef). We were completely taken aback by those lip-smacking cupcakes. If you wish to try some of those, then you should definitely visit them sometime soon.

B. Motherland Crafts and Cafe is located at Kalighat. It is taken care of by Amrita Roy Chowdhury who runs another cafe called Sip N Bite. The USP of these cafes is that they employ people on the spectrum and with various neurodevelopmental disorders. She has employed 16 of them till now in her business that is structured especially around them. It is a pretty cafe with a cause.

Tata Steel Marathon: Raising awareness about autism- 5km 40

Autism Movement Therapy

A certificate program by Joanne Lara on Autism Movement Therapy.

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Workshop by Ronald Leaf

Children with ASD have amazing potential! Despite deficits in language, social and recreation skills children have the ability to learn to fully communicate and acquire the necessary social skills so that they can have meaningful friendships. IAC, in collaboration with Autism Partnerships, conducted this workshop with Dr Ronald Leaf. Dr. Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over 45 years of experience in the field of ASD. Through the workshop, he shared the strategies how Autism Partnership has developed over decades that have helped children reach their potential.

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Panel Discussion on Intersectional Feminism: Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion

Jeeja Ghosh Nag shared her challenges and her achievements. Dr. Sarmistha Chakrabarti's gave insights on dealing with stigmatization and really helping mothers to self-love and care for themselves first to make a difference in their child's life after, Smita Sharma spoke on how the programs are differently curated at our daycare center for young girls (Amrit Somani Memorial Centre - Behavioral Intervention) from something as important as putting on a sanitary napkin to working in an office setting. Mrs. Debjani Roy for sharing her vision as a special parent of a girl child and lastly, Mrs. Namita Somani for sharing her notes on employment and continued advocacy.

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Vaccination Drive, 2021

During the 2nd wave of COVID-19, 350 people were given vaccines free of cost. Among 350 individuals, 25 were individuals with autism spectrum disorder for whom a separate time slot was allocated to provide them a hassle-free, autism-friendly environment.

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Home Cooked Meals

During the 2nd wave of the pandemic when the entire nation was suffering, IAC took the initiative of delivering free of charge home cooked meals to individuals suffering from COVIDat their doorsteps. Through the entire campaign, we delivered to over 5000+ families. This food drive also extended in Sirakol, diamond harbour.