SAI Connections is an autism awareness and training centre constantly working towards empowering individuals with autism spectrum disorder to live more purposeful and fulfilling lives. We also empower parents and siblings of affected individuals to enjoy more wholesome family lives.
For over a decade, we have helped parents understand what autism is, and provided high quality international education to children and individuals on the autism spectrum. The encouraging results and optimism in all individuals and guardians after completing the training is the force that continues to drive us.
SAI Connections educates individuals with autism spectrum disorder to develop their strengths, adjust to their surroundings, and live more fulfilling lives. We also conduct training programs for parents and families of affected children to understand the child better and help him/her progress accordingly. We uniquely treat autism spectrum disorder (and all its forms like Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS and more) by remediating the core deficits and co-occurring conditions accompanying autism.
We also provide training and certification to professionals who want to help individuals and families affected by conditions where the guided participation between a parent and child is affected, like autism (including Asperger’s), ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome and other developmental difficulties.
We at SAI Connections, follow techniques which are effective in not only helping a child develop to live independently and adjust better to his/her surroundings, but also in empowering his/her parents to become effective guides and experiencing a wholesome family life. The techniques we use are:
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
Designed by Drs. Rachelle Sheely and Steven Gutstein in USA, RDI is a family-based training program. It addresses the core deficits of autism and ADHD, and involves parents, who play the most important role in a child’s development. Through RDI, we imbibe traits of motivation, emotional sharing, co-regulation, social referencing and more in children with autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities. This program also empowers parents to enjoy seamless interaction with their child instead of helplessly watching by the sidelines.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis (the scientific study of behavior), and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. ABA techniques are used to teach skills including skills of Daily Living.Behavior plans are written out and implemented by Kamini Lakhani using this technique