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Autism is a condition that affects some children from either birth or infancy and leaves them unable to form normal social relationships or to develop normal communication.
 
 
Autism is a condition that affects some children from either birth or infancy and leaves them unable to form normal social relationships or to develop normal communication.
 
About Swabhimaan
 
Swabhimaan is a Trust, working for the welfare of people with autism in India. It is located by the second largest coastline in the world, at the outskirts of Chennai, India. 
 
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Play Therapy ...

Play helps children to learn and practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Sensory motor play teaches young infants about their own bodies in the immediate environment. Explorative play teaches the older infant about objects and their properties in the world around them. Physical play, including rough and tumble play, teaches toddlers and pre-schoolers gross motor skills. Besides this, it provides both interactions with others children as well as objects in their environment. Social play such as playing doctors, police, teachers and so on makes children aware about social relationships and cultural norms of the society in which the child is born.

Children with autism are unable to use play as a learning skill. Play provides a medium through which children develop skills, experiment with roles and interact with others. Playing is the norm of childhood and lack of play skills can aggravate social isolation.

Improving play skills in children with autism can give them a sense of mastery and increases their pleasure and motivation.

At Swabhimaan, we believe that sporting activities like jogging, cycling, shuttle cork, skating, throw ball, basketball and football help the child not only engage him constructively but also helps the child become calm and co-operative. Our center is in a suburban area and is just beyond the beach. Therefore there is ample space where the children can learn their sporting activities in peace.

Parents are quite often amazed and proud, when they see their child cycling by himself in a span of about two months. Children are usually reluctant to start with, but almost always learn to enjoy themselves in a couple of weeks.

 Antecedent exercise, in which an individual exercises on a regular schedule, reduces aggression or repetitive behaviors for some individuals with autism spectrum disorders. There is strong evidence from multiple studies that placing children with autism spectrum disorders in settings with typically developing peers who have been taught to serve as tutors or models is effective in increasing social interactions.

Recreational sports are a healthy and enjoyable activity, affording opportunities to generalize skills learned in therapy or school programs.

Structured sports activities have health benefits and may be an enjoyable leisure activity for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. It is a safe, constructive and enjoyable method of helping to prevent problem behavior such as aggression. Sports also may afford opportunities for socialization, particularly if peers who have been taught to serve as tutors or models are available during the activity.

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