At the heart of Sambhavam is a family that has made peace with autism. Our son was diagnosed in 2009, when he was 3 years old. Ever since, we have constantly been focused on understanding him and helping him manage his life.
Along the way, we have picked up experience in ABA and other methods of educating children on the spectrum. One of us is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BcaBA), certified from the US Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The other has significant experience in the education space.
We homeschool our son and have worked with children on the spectrum since 2010. Over the last few years of running Sambhavam, we have built a team of passionate people, committed to working in autism education space.
We are now at a stage where we believe autism to be an expression of neurodiversity in humans. Different, not less - as Temple Grandin puts it. We don't think autism is a curse, tragedy, suffering or doom. We don't think people on the autism spectrum need to be 'cured' or be made 'normal' or that autism should be eradicated.
We believe that children and adults on the spectrum should be provided the help they need to make sense of themselves and the world around them. We also believe that the world around them (including their families) needs help to be more aware of autism and be able to make sense of people on the spectrum.
That's why at Sambhavam, our focus is firmly on helping people on the spectrum manage their lives.