Action for Autism Open Door - New Delhi, India
In October of 2008, two teachers from India came to Heartspring to participate in Heartspring's Teacher Exchange. A following is an excerpt from a letter they wrote: "We gathered lot of information along with great ideas that would
benefit our children also. Most important learning was to respect our
children. We learnt about the different strategies of behavior
modification and communication that can be implement in our center
(Action For Autism) accordingly. The exchange program was very helpful to us. It was
a good learning experience for us."
Read their entire letter here : A letter from Preeti Siwach & Jayati Ghosh
Interestingly, Heartspring's founder, Dr. Martin Palmer established a partnership in 1965 with a program in India as well. This program, the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, then named as the All India Institute of Logopedics, was established to meet the long felt need to serve the speech and hearing handicapped in India. The foundation stone for the AIISH building was laid by the then President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on July 25, 1966. AIISH was made a registered Society in October 1966, governed by an Executive Council; it is the financed by the government of India through the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. India Institute of Speech and Hearing Mysore
Since its inception, AIISH has made rapid strides in achieving the objectives enshrined in the Memorandum of Association. New units, sections, departments, have been added from time to time.
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing,
Mysore - 570 006.
Phone : +91(821)514449
Fax : +91(821)510515