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IT Programme

Our IT Programme consists of 3D Designing, Robotics, Animation and Web Designing. Specially for children ages 12 years and above. Technology helps educate our children in ways that are best suited to their personal learning styles and interests. Our vision to the educate our students in this area with the goal of making them independent, happy and contented individuals who take pride in their jobs.

As stated by Dr. Temple Grandin,

"It is essential that talented children labeled either high functioning autism or Asperger's be trained in fields such as computer programming, where they can do intellectually satisfying work. Click here to read my paper entitled 'Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome.' For many people with Asperger's, and for me, my life is my work. Life would not be worth living if I did not have intellectually satisfying work."

 

Many individuals with autism are visual thinkers.....Here are some jobs that are suited to them.

Good Jobs for Visual Thinkers

  • Computer programming -- Wide-open field with many jobs available especially in industrial automation, software design, business computers, communications and network systems.
  • Drafting -- Engineering drawings and computer aided drafting. This job can offer many opportunities. Drafting is an excellent portal of entry for many interesting technical jobs.
  • Commercial art -- Advertising and magazine layout can be done as freelance work
  • Photography -- Still and video, TV cameraman can be done as freelance work
  • Equipment designing -- Many industries, often a person starts as a draftsman and then moves into designing factory equipment
  • Automobile mechanic -- Can visualize how the entire car works
  •  Computer-troubleshooter and repair -- Can visualize problems in computers and network
  •  Small appliance and lawnmower repair -- Can make a nice local business Handcrafts of many different types such as wood carving, jewelry making, ceramics, etc.
  • Web page design -- Find a good niche market can be done as freelance work
  • Building trades -- Carpenter or welder. These jobs make good use of visual skills but some people will not be able to do them well due to motor and coordination problems.
  • Video game designer -- Stay out of this field. Jobs are scarce and the field is overcrowded. There are many more jobs in industrial, communications business and software design computer programming. Another bad thing about this job is exposure to violent images.
  • Computer animation -- Visual thinkers would be very good at this field, but there is more competition in this field than in business or industrial computer programming. Businesses are recruiting immigrants from overseas because there is a shortage of good programmers in business and industrial fields.
  • Building maintenance -- Fixes broken pipes, windows and other things in an apartment complex, hotel or office building.
  • Factory maintenance -- Repairs and fixes factory equipment.