Jewel Autism Centre has a committed social work department which was started in 2018 with Dr. Jency Blesson as head and Fr. Davis Chirammel as Chief patron. As our commitment towards society, the vibrant team of social work department initiated various projects to extend our helping hands to the needy.
Major initiatives undertaken by the department are:
Teach and Train
Teach and train is the long term vision of our honorable director Dr. Jameson Samuel. The main aim of this project is to mainstream children with Autism and the major target group of this project is regular schools.
Activities of teach and train are:
- To organize awareness classes on Autism and other childhood disorders among youth in various colleges and in society.
- Conducting awareness class for parents and mainstream school teachers to alleviate the stigma about autism and related conditions.
- Provide hands on hands training to regular school teachers on how to handle the behavior of an autistic kid in the mainstream school. So the teachers can easily handle kids with autism.
Kids with autism have issues with behavior and communication. This can be reduced only through regular interaction with school children in mainstream schools. So the ultimate aim of this project is the enrollment of differently able kids in mainstream schools.
Jewel Autism Centre is proud to say that in the year 2019 we successfully enrolled………………… students in regular schools. As an extension to this project, we started an initiative to conduct free assessments to academically backward students of Government schools and provide intervention based on their assessment reports.
I Challenge Plastic Bottle
‘I challenge plastic bottle’ is a recycling campaign for plastic bottles which was initiated by Fr. Davis Chirammel, Chairman of Kidney Federation of India on 02 October 2018 across Kerala. Our Joint director Dr. Jency Blesson is one of the fire core team members.
The social work department of the Jewel Autism Centre coordinated various activities all over Kerala and ensured that the project is completed on a targeted basis. ‘I challenge plastic bottle’ mainly targets school children as they are the future of our nation. The main objective of this project is “Inculcating a habit in schoolchildren to properly dispose of plastic bottles and plastic wastes and not to throw them in public places and water bodies”.
We covered more than 200 schools and colleges in Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, and Kollam districts.
After the successful implementation of the School campaign, we started a new venture of Beach Campaign 2020. Through this initiative, we intend to spread awareness about alarming beach pollution.