School, Pre-vocational and Vocational Training
We conduct functional assessment for children & young adults which gives picture of the individual’s
level at different skills areas. Based on the report we design an IEP (Individual Education Plan)
including the vocational plan.
This is the often the first point of contact with families. During such sessions families meet one
of our therapists and the head of our organization to discuss their concerns about their child or
family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy & Behavioural Problems etc. During the
sessions with the family, we arrive at the best course of action for getting help for their child.
We offer an after school support for such children attending mainstream school as well as special
school. Apart from the therapies it includes developing communication, focusing specifically on
comprehension, developing socially appropriate behavior and academic issues.
Families, where there is a child with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Behavior Problems , Downs Syndrome
often feel isolated and cut off from society. During these focused group discussions, information
is given on topics such as stress management, solving eating and sleeping problems, helping siblings
and members of the extended families, managing others reactions, exploring treatment options and
looking to the future. Parents can during such sessions explore and develop their own resources in a
supportive environment over a few weeks. We also invite doctors, psychiatrists and other professionals
from time to time to talk to parents and other family members.
Special education is provided according to the needs in a flexible infrastructure to achieve functional
and academic goals. It is also to nurture mental abilities like thinking, understanding, comprehending,
reading & writing with a host of other things including behavior modification, improving handwriting,
fine motor skills etc.
We also focus on The Activities of Daily Living (ADL) which are a series of basic activities performed
by individuals on a daily basis necessary for independent living at home or in the community. There are
many variations on the definition of the activities of daily living but mainly there are 5 basic categories.
1. Personal hygiene - bathing, grooming and oral care
We provide special education to ready the child for NIOS and OBE exams.
2. Dressing - the ability to make appropriate clothing decisions and physically dress oneself
3. Eating - the ability to feed oneself though not necessarily to prepare food
4. Maintaining continence - both the mental and physical ability to use a restroom.
5. Transferring - moving oneself from seated to standing and get in and out of bed
PRE VOCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL TRAINING
As a child grows into an adult it requires age appropriate training so as to become a contributing member
in this sphere of productivity.
The prevocational was established specifically for individuals requiring additional assistance with daily living,
self-help, socialization and communication skills. Person-centered programs are developed which enhance the
individual strengths while making improvements in areas where highest possible proficiency has not yet been
Vocational skills are job-related skills and concepts. One of the primary goals of special education is to prepare
students with disabilities for life after secondary education. We at Unmish try to deliver the same by teaching the
child art & craft (envelops, bags, bookmarks, cards) handloom (scarf’s, stoles, table mats, napkins) chalk making,
music, dance, painting, printing etc.