Workshop Details

Topic: New Delhi: Autism Workshop: Maximizing Progress
Date & Time: Saturday, 28 September 2019; 9:00am – 5:00pm (Full day) | Sunday, 29 September 2019; 9:00am – 5:00pm (Complimentary Parent Consultations, Terms & Conditions* apply)
Venue: India International Centre – 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi – 110003
Language: English
Fees: Earlybird Discount INR 700  (Deadline: Aug 31) Regular INR 800  |   Walk-in INR 1000 (includes workshop, refreshment and lunch)



Speaker Information

Ms. Reshani Satharasinghe MSc Applied Behavior Analysis, BCBA Behavior Consultant Reshani Satharasinghe holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the National University of Singapore and has a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. She has provided behavior therapy for children on the autism spectrum since the inception of our Singapore office in 2004, under the direction of Associate Director, Mr. Toby Mountjoy. In 2005, she was seconded to our office in Seal Beach, California to complete a 15 months internship, under the supervision of our Directors, Drs. Ronald Leaf and John McEachin.Since her return in January 2007, she ran the training programme for new staff. She also provided intensive parent training through our Supernanny/Res-Q programme. In 2008, she became a Case Supervisor, providing clinical support and case management. In 2010, she completed a 5-month attachment to our UK office and worked as the Regional Coordinator of Services in Leeds.She returned to Singapore in August 2010 to provide consultation, supervision and training to both clients, parents and staff in Singapore, as well as regionally. Reshani is currently a Behavior Consultant at AP Singapore and regularly conducts a series of training workshops, lectures and school consultations to both professionals and members of the public. Reshani is also Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Workshops Summary

Co-organised with Sunshine Gurgaon, the aim of the conference is to provide platforms for a practical discussion on the issue of quality treatment, to exchange experiences and share insightful ideas to autism with parents, educators, and caregivers.

During this conference, Reshani Satharasinghe will share a wealth of knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and discuss the most effective elements of treatment to maximize the potential of children with ASD.

This workshop and parent consultation meetings are strictly for adults only.


Workshops Details

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have the tendency to be less spontaneous in terms of communication, socialising and learning. This workshop is designed to share insightful details on the quality of Autism treatment and provide information on the most effective elements to maximize the potential of children with ASD using strategies Autism Partnership has developed from over 40 years of research and clinical application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).


The didactic lecture will cover 6 key topics:

Facts and Fiction There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding issues such etiology, prognosis and treatment options. In order to effectively navigate the maze of ASD it is essential to critically analyze the issues that parents and professionals confront on a daily basis so as to develop the most effective intervention strategies.


Maximizing Progress Students with ASD have tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the expectations for students with ASD have historically been way too low. This has greatly affected how children are taught. Lower expectations have influenced decision on educational strategies as well as curriculum. Effective programming efforts can help our students reach their potential and most importantly maximize the quality of their lives.


Dealing with Challenging Behaviors Disruptive behaviors such as aggression, non-compliance, inattention and not responding directly interfere with the learning process. Unfortunately, many of the strategies that are employed such as ignoring, timeout or reprimands are simply not effective in the long term. Moreover, they often are not practical for teachers and parents to effectively utilize. Surprisingly, reducing or eliminating disruptive behaviors can not only be effective but rapid as well as teacher and parent friendly.


“Learning How to Learn” Acquiring “learning to learn” skills is absolutely pivotal in a child’s success. It is teaching children the process of learning. It is the foundation, perhaps the pivotal skill necessary for them to acquire all other skills. Often when a child is struggling in learning beginning or even advanced skills it is often because the child is deficient in this area. Learning how to understand feedback, remaining calm, and paying attention are just a few of the skills that are critical to accelerate the learning process.


From Non-Verbal to Verbal Communication and language problems are a major part of treatment. Many children with ASD may still be non-verbal or have very limited language skills compared to their peers. Research based techniques and numerous videos will be shown to illustrate effective methods for developing speech and communication.


Enriching Social Lives of Children with Autism Relatively limited attention has been devoted to the social area, and has typically focused on basic skills. Some approaches attempt to address more complex social skills, yet commonly propose experiences that merely produce social effects. Presenter will discuss why development of social skills and a social skills curriculum is critical in a good intervention program. As well as discussion of currently available approaches will also present the social skills taxonomy which was created to help people develop and conceptualize the social skills curriculum.

Complimentary Parent Consultation

During this seminar, we will be offering complimentary 1-to-1 consultations for interested parents in India. Parents can make an appointment to speak to our Behavior Consultant to share their concerns and learn more about our recommendations. **LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE, SIGN UP NOW!**

This workshop and parent consultation meetings are strictly for adults only. Please indicate interest on Registration Form. Alternatively, email directly for more information.




About Sunshine Gurgaon

Sunshine is a centre for children and adults with differences. We are committed towards the inclusion of people with special needs in the society. We provide therapies and education to bridge the gap between what is considered “normal” and what is not. We are a team of dedicated Special Educators, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Physical Therapists working towards inclusion and equal participation for people with various abilities. We strive towards developing skills of people with varied needs and provide equal opportunities for participation in the society. On several sets of discussions, we mulled over changes that are acutely required in an increasingly more aware and civil society to help all its members get equal participation opportunities and become more accepting and inclusive.

In our years of practice, the children that we used to work with have grown into part of our lives and we have lived every instance of being excluded with them or the joy of every incremental progress. This experience was formative, when we were setting the values and our mission as an organisation.


Workshop Timetable (Day 1)

Schedule Program
8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 10:00am Maximizing Progress, Part I
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 12:00pm Maximizing Progress, Part II
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm Maximizing Progress, Part III
3:00pm – 3:31pm Break
3:15pm – 4.45pm Maximizing Progress, Part IV
4.45pm – 5:00pm Q&A; Session Ends for the Day

Workshop Timetable (Day 2)

Schedule Program
9:00am – 5:00pm Complimentary Parent Consultation Meetings
*For parent consultations: a.) Families must have a child diagnosed with or suspected to have ASD; their child should be 6 years and below. b.) Parents are required to complete a pre-consultation screening form prior to the consultation meeting. c.) Parents must attend didactic lecture to be eligible for complimentary consult.

Who will benefit

    • Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • Caregivers, Professionals, and Educators who work with ASD individuals


Registration & Enquiries

For international enquiries:

Email or (65) 6463 3095

For local enquiries in New Delhi:

Email Sunshine Gurgaon at or call (91) 9999648718, 9540283404 Address: Sunshine, 2915, Sector 57, Gurgaon


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