Sasha R., a young man with an autistic spectrum disorder, started attending the first grade at Family Support Centre. At that point, Sasha expressed no interest in the activities of others and did not respond to the teacher’s attempts to organise interactions with other people.
Individual pedagogical work and group classes were carried out with Sasha at the Centre, based on his specific special needs.
After a few months of visiting our Centre, Sasha started actively participating in all the classes and activities in the first grade syllabus, and in October 2012 he started the assisted living programme.
Under the supervision of experienced educators, he is learning to cook and take out the rubbish and is carrying out other normal, everyday tasks.
A day in Sasha’s life :
A day living in the apartment starts with hygiene procedures (Sasha washes and cleans his teeth). Sasha then makes his bed, freshens himself up and gets dressed on his own and then helps prepare breakfast. All this is with an accompanying educator.
Sasha then catches the bus and takes it to classes at the Centre, where he spends the day communicating with other adolescents and taking part in role-play, music and applied arts exercises.
After classes Sasha goes home, where he makes his own tea and then goes food shopping, accompanied by his educator.
When he gets back, Sasha gets changed, washes his hands, puts on an apron and starts making dinner. Sasha is good at chopping vegetables, cheese and sausage and pouring water into the pan.
After dinner, Sasha clears the table and washes the dishes.
Each day, he gets better and better at his routine!
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