OUR GUIDING PHILOSOPHY
Discovering abilities and valorising social roles
We work for intervention and social rehabilitation of persons with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.
Reg. No. S/2L/61582 of 2016-17
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Discovering abilities and valorising social roles
for enhancing the perceived value of the social roles of a person with Autism, as suggested by SRV, (a) enhancement of the social image of person with autism in the eyes of others, and (b) enhancement of their competencies, in the widest sense of the term, so that image enhancement and competency enhancement form a positive feedback loop. A person with autism is generally competencyimpaired, so is highly at risk of suffering image-impairment. A person who is impaired in image is likely to be responded to by others in ways that delimit or reduce his competency further.
Chinsurah Sense Society has been working for holistic development and rehabilitation of children/young adults with Autism and intellectual disabilities based on the values derived from the concepts of Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory proposed by Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger.
Our major goal, as guided by the SRV, is to create or support socially valued roles for people with autism (or intellectual disabilities) in the society, because if a person holds valued social roles, that person is highly likely to receive from the society those good things in life that are available to that society.
So our goal is ensure to the persons with autism (or intellectual disabilities), as an inclusive part of the society, all the good things in the social life, to mention a few major examples, home and family; friendship; being accorded dignity, respect, acceptance; a sense of belonging; an education, and the development and exercise of one's capacities; a voice in the affairs of one's community and society; opportunities to participate; a decent material standard of living; at least a normative place to live; and opportunities for work and self-support.
Not necessary to mention that the persons with autism (or intellectual disabilities) are heavily devalued in the society, consequently, are more likely to be subjected to a systematic and possibly life-long pattern of such negative experiences as the following: being rejected by community, society, and even family and services; being cast into severely negative social roles, such as “burden on society”; keeping at a social distance by segregation; having negative images attached to them; being the object of abuse, violence, and brutalization. The good things in life are usually not accorded to people who are devalued in society. For them, many or most good things are beyond reach, denied, withheld, or at least harder to attain. That is why, Chinsurah Sense Society gives utmost importance to imparting at least some valued social roles to the persons with autism. In fact, a person who fills valued social roles is likely to be treated much better than people who have the same devalued characteristics, but who do not having equally valued social roles. This is because when a person with autism holds some valued social roles, their attributes that might otherwise be viewed negatively are much more likely to be overlooked or dismissed as relatively unimportant.
in the image-enhancement or competency-enhancement domains on four levels:See More
We try to arrange physical and social conditions in personal level, primary and intermediate social systems that are likely to enhance positive perceptions of persons with autism and enhance their competency. Apart from our institutional services, we involve parents to participate in various social programs that help others to have a positive view of their children and that help their children to acquire skills needed to participate positively in the community. Thus, it is more likely that children will be well-integrated into the community. We try to follow age-appropriate approach towards children /adults with autism and try to avoid things which reinforce their role-stereotype as "eternal children", such as, referring to adults as children, engaging adults in children's activities, and so on.
Chinsurah SENSE Society values participation of children with special need, parents, professionals and other well-wishers from the society in the rehabilitation program.
Chinsurah SENSE society is serving society.
"THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL OF YOUR ENERGY, NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD, BUT ON BUILDING THE NEW"--SOCRATES
SENSE is that change in Chinsurah....love & wishes for the entire team and so happy to be associated with SENSE.
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