PRAGNYA strives to prepare resources and alliances to help neuro-diverse individuals on the Autism spectrum, through academic augmentation and social immersion programs by galvanizing neuro-typical youth and society to become Allies in Autism Acculturation.
PRAGNYA - which literally means “Awareness” was born to help find answers and solutions to the maze the puzzle that is Autism and help not only children on the Autism spectrum acclimatize to regular / "normal" society but also to acculturate mainstream society to the phenomenon that is Autism. Through a concerted and collaborative effort, PRAGNYA helps children on the Autism spectrum get a fighting chance at life, through the development of academic augmentation and social immersion programs. PRAGNYA also works with neuro-typical children and adults to help create awareness among them on how to work and communicate with individuals on the Autism spectrum.
One of the basic abilities which develops into a skill as we age is Communication. When this very ability is affected, and a baby does not develop this ability or loses this skill / ability as a child in their formative years, their development into productive human beings takes a huge hit. There cannot be a more devastating feeling for a parent than to realize that there is “no identifiable cause”, “no available cure” for this thing that has completely taken a hold of their lives, pervaded every aspect of their and their child’s being - called Autism.
The children on the Autism Spectrum, depending on their diagnoses are moved into special day classes where they spend most of their day surrounded by their own peers on the Autism spectrum.
How does a child who in their formative years gets segregated and put into a special education class ever learn how to behave like their neuro-typically developing peers?
How do we explain to parents of neuro-typically developing children how to interact and in turn, teach their children to interact with their peers affected by Autism?
How will society learn to expand and be more inclusive of individuals of all abilities ?
These were the questions we asked and thus PRAGNYA was born. PRAGNYA - which literally means “Awareness” was born to help find answers and solutions to these very questions. Through a concerted and collaborative effort, PRAGNYA helps children on the Autism spectrum get a fighting chance at life, through the development of academic augmentation and social immersion programs. Using the revolutionary concept of positive peer pressure, PRAGNYA helps children on the spectrum acculturate to the expectations of mainstream society, while developing the “model” ideals in their neuro-typical peers who are helping them through modeling good behavior.
The awareness of that responsibility and the enlightenment that comes with the empathy for uniquely-abled individuals - and every single one of the children on ASD is unique, is what PRAGNYA represents. So, in simple terms, #PRAGNYA equates to #WOKE / #Awareness!