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- Social micronetworks and autism: an Indo-German workshop for research, training and practice - August 2011

This workshop was held within the context of the current DAAD-funded project “Circles of support in India and Europe”. The participants were academics, practitioners, recent graduates and students with a special interest in Autism in India and Germany. The objectives were to review the Delhi University graduate semester in Germany, to plan the coming semester that students from Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts were to spend in Delhi, to investigate aspects of structured environments and psychomotorics in improving the quality of life for people with ASD, and exploring avenues for future activities in continuation of the Indo-German autism network following termination of DAAD funding at the end of 2011.

 

Programme

Tuesday 9 August: The first day was devoted principally to presentations by the graduates in Applied Psychology of Delhi University on completion of their summer semester 2011 at Dortmund. There was also a session planning the Delhi programme of the Dortmund students in Delhi in the winter semester 2011-12.

Wednesday 9 August: The theme of the second day was psychomotorics, with special reference to its usefulness for people with ASD. This session took place at Fluvium, St. Vinzenz Jugendhilfezentrum Dortmund.

Thursday 10 August: On the third day participants visited the Erich-Schopler-Haus, Sozialwerk St. Georg. On this day the focus was on structured environments, and the TEAACH approach in particular, for people with ASD. The afternoon ended with pebble-skimming practice. In the evening the participants were invited to an Indian dinner by the Delhi University graduates.

Friday 11 August: In the concluding session the Delhi University graduates received their certificates.

 

Presentations

Alika Chaudhari, University of Delhi: Asperger syndrome – tantrums, rage and meltdowns

Mizaj Kv, University of Delhi: Sense abilities in individuals with AS

Aishwarya Nair, University of Delhi: Preparing for adulthood – fostering independence

Indu Nair, University of Delhi: Autism – fascinations and fixations

Vaishnavi Venkatesh, University of Delhi: Parenting across the autism spectrum

 

Participants

Prof Poonam Agrawal, National Council for Educational Research and Training, Delhi

Merry Barua, Action for Autism, Delhi

Alika Chaudhari, University of Delhi

Doris Deckers, Erich-Schopler-Haus, Sozialwerk St. Georg, Schmallenberg

Caterina Füten, Fluvium, St. Vinzenz Jugendhilfezentrum Dortmund

Prof Evemarie Knust-Potter, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Mizaj Kv, University of Delhi

Christin Michel, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Aishwarya Nair, University of Delhi

Indu Nair, University of Delhi

Philip Potter, Transnational Evaluations, Bonn

Diana Solbach, Erich-Schopler-Haus, Sozialwerk St. Georg, Schmallenberg

Christian Schulte, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Yelena Turski, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Vaishnavi Venkatesh, University of Delhi

Christian Zegers, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Anika Ziegler, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

 

- Social micronetworks and autism: an Indo-German workshop for research, training and practice - August 2011

This workshop was held within the context of the current DAAD-funded project “Circles of support in India and Europe”. The participants were academics, practitioners, recent graduates and students with a special interest in Autism in India and Germany. The objectives were to review the Delhi University graduate semester in Germany, to plan the coming semester that students from Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts were to spend in Delhi, to investigate aspects of structured environments and psychomotorics in improving the quality of life for people with ASD, and exploring avenues for future activities in continuation of the Indo-German autism network following termination of DAAD funding at the end of 2011.

 

Programme

Tuesday 9 August: The first day was devoted principally to presentations by the graduates in Applied Psychology of Delhi University on completion of their summer semester 2011 at Dortmund. There was also a session planning the Delhi programme of the Dortmund students in Delhi in the winter semester 2011-12.

Wednesday 9 August: The theme of the second day was psychomotorics, with special reference to its usefulness for people with ASD. This session took place at Fluvium, St. Vinzenz Jugendhilfezentrum Dortmund.

Thursday 10 August: On the third day participants visited the Erich-Schopler-Haus, Sozialwerk St. Georg. On this day the focus was on structured environments, and the TEAACH approach in particular, for people with ASD. The afternoon ended with pebble-skimming practice. In the evening the participants were invited to an Indian dinner by the Delhi University graduates.

Friday 11 August: In the concluding session the Delhi University graduates received their certificates.

 

Presentations

Alika Chaudhari, University of Delhi: Asperger syndrome – tantrums, rage and meltdowns

Mizaj Kv, University of Delhi: Sense abilities in individuals with AS

Aishwarya Nair, University of Delhi: Preparing for adulthood – fostering independence

Indu Nair, University of Delhi: Autism – fascinations and fixations

Vaishnavi Venkatesh, University of Delhi: Parenting across the autism spectrum

 

Participants

Prof Poonam Agrawal, National Council for Educational Research and Training, Delhi

Merry Barua, Action for Autism, Delhi

Alika Chaudhari, University of Delhi

Doris Deckers, Erich-Schopler-Haus, Sozialwerk St. Georg, Schmallenberg

Caterina Füten, Fluvium, St. Vinzenz Jugendhilfezentrum Dortmund

Prof Evemarie Knust-Potter, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Mizaj Kv, University of Delhi

Christin Michel, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Aishwarya Nair, University of Delhi

Indu Nair, University of Delhi

Philip Potter, Transnational Evaluations, Bonn

Diana Solbach, Erich-Schopler-Haus, Sozialwerk St. Georg, Schmallenberg

Christian Schulte, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Yelena Turski, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Vaishnavi Venkatesh, University of Delhi

Christian Zegers, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Anika Ziegler, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

 

- Quinquennial review : Circles of support with people on the autism spectrum in India and Europe - September 2010

Over five years have passed since the initiation of our COS project funded at that time within the EU-India Economic Cross Cultural Programme. Following completion of the project and publication of the results we have held regular sustainability conferences to continue our work and expand our network. More recently funding within the DAAD programme 'A new passage to India' has enabled student exchanges between Dortmund, Delhi and Bhubaneswar.

Our quinquennial seminar took the form of a think tank meeting to review activities to date and to seek orientations for our future work with people on the autism spectrum promoting quality of life and social inclusion through social micro-networks combining principles of solidarity and professionalism.

 

The presenters were:

Poonam Agrawal, National Centre for Educational Research and Training, Delhi
Merry Barua, Action for Autism, Delhi
Adam Feinstein, Looking up Autism, London
Puspak Jena, University of Delhi
Oleksandr Khomenko, Kiev National University of Technologies and Design
Evemarie Knust-Potter, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Narayan Pati, Utkal University, Orissa
Philip Potter, Transnational Evaluations, Bonn
Sandra Richardt, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Sarang Samal, NYSASDRI, Bhubaneswar
Joe Whittaker, University of Bolton

- Kick-off programme of the DAAD “A New Passage to India” exchange in Delhi - December 2009

Starter conferences for the DAAD funded programme at the University of Delhi and at the National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi with presentations by Prof. Dr. Knust-Potter, Research/practice meeting with Action for Autism, Delhi, Network meeting of the Rehabilitation Council of India, Delhi

- Networking meetings in Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad and Bhopal - March 2009

Preparatory to the DAAD Project “A new passage to India” Prof. Dr. Knust-Potter held meetings with the University of Delhi, Utkal University Bhubaneswar, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped Hyderabad/Secunderabad, National Council for Educational Research and Training Bhopal.

- Second Transnational Namaste symposium in Dortmund - October 2008

Prof. Knust-Potter and her team held the Second Transnational Namaste COS symposium in Dortmund with an extended network of participants from India, Britain, Ukraine and Germany. The international participants from India were: Prof. Dr. Poonam Agrawal, New Delhi, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT); Prof. Dr. Puspak Jena, New Delhi, University of Delhi; Navin Kikabhai, University of Bolton, Großbritannien; Prof. Dr. Narayan Pati, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar; Dr. L. Govinda Rao, Byrraju Foundation, Secunderabad; Merry Barua, Action for Autism (AfA); Delhi, Dr. Alexander Komenko, University of Kiev.

- South Asian Regional Conference ‘Autism – Building Bridges’, Delhi - January 2008

Presentations by Prof. Dr. Knust-Potter at the South Asian Regional Conference ‘Autism – Building Bridges’ and at the University of Delhi on the topic of ‘Circles of Support and Autism’. On this visit links were strengthened with Action for Autism, New Delhi, Indian Rehabilitation Council, Delhi und National Council of Educational Research and Training, Delhi.

- Namaste transnational conference in Dortmund - May 2007

Sustainability meeting in Dortmund 12.-16. May 2007

 

Information and Programm (PDF 90 Kb, German)

Flyer NAMASTE (PDF 2 Mb, German)

- Exchange visit to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar during sabbatical semester - Jan/Feb 2007

Prof. Knust-Potter undertook a guest professorship at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar with lectures and seminars on ‘Autism and diversity studies’ and links established with Catch, a parents´ group of autistic children in Orissa

- Second public COS conference, January 2006, Hotel Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar - January 2006

Second public COS conference, January 2006, Hotel Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar
 

Documents:

Conference announcement (PDF 100 Kb)

Conference highlights - photo feature (PDF 450 Kb)

Conference Report (PDF 500Kb)

- European approaches to curriculum development for social care in contexts of demographic change, Dortmund - December 2005
European approaches to curriculum development for social care in contexts of demographic change

International Seminar, School of Applied Social Studies, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, December 2005

Helmut Linnenbank (Deputy Dean, School of Applied Social Studies, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences): Welcome to participants

Astrid Hedtke-Becker (Institute for Continuing Education, Mannheim University of Social Policies) : Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung für langjährig berufserfahrene Leitungskräfte in der Altenarbeit und dem Gesundheitswesen – das Kontaktstudium Angewandte Gerontologie KONTAGE 2

Evemarie Knust-Potter (School of Applied Social Studies, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences) : Circles of Support for people with disabilities and autism in India and the EU

Pia Eriksson (Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden) and Cecilia Henning (School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Sweden) : Mosaic, a development of a internet based test course for managers within old age care

Holger Stolarz (Kuratorium Deutsche Altershilfe, Cologne) : Selbstbestimmtes Wohnen - auch für Pflegebedürftige

Philip Potter (Transnational Evaluations, Bonn) : Curriculum development through transnational learning: examples from three EU funded projects

Download seminar proceedings (pdf, 1500 kb)

- Visit of Prof. Narayan Chandra Pati to the Faculty of Social Studies, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences in June 2005
Programme of key activities Prof. Narayan Chandra Pati during his visit to
the Faculty of Social Studies, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences in
June 2005
 
  Tuesday 21 June 2005
  • 10:00 a.m.: Lecture to students of Professor Knust-Potter, Inclusion and Diversity Studies
  • 2:00 p.m.: Meeting with Ms Moser, International Relations of the University, with Ms Schmidt and Mr Filges of European Programmes at the University, and with Philip Potter, transnational co-ordinator of the COS programme
  Wednesday 22 June 2005
  • 09:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Exchange with student and other participants in  COS groups in Dortmund within the study project 'Circles of Support'
  • 6:00 p.m.: Visit to families and focus people involved in COS in their own homes
  Thursday 23 June 2005
  • 3:00 p.m.: Presentations and discussion with faculty members of the Department of Social Studies and the Department of Business Administration,  the Dortmund-Kolkata Group and invited guests.
  • Professor Evemarie Knust-Potter: Origins, objectives and contents of the project 'Circles of Support in India and the EU'
  • Philip Potter: Transnational learning methodologies in the project 'Circles of Support in India and the EU'
  • Professor Narayan Chandra Pati: Social welfare programmes and community based rehabilitation in India
- Meeting of COS representatives with Merry Barua, Action for Autism, New Delhi - March 2005

Information about:

Link: www.autism-india.org  
contact: autism@vsnl.com
- Bikalanga Bandhu Samillani - Conference of disabled people and their friends Gondia Block, Dhenkanal District - February 2005

Document: Bikalanga Bandhu Samillani Conference.pdf (60 KB)

 

See HERE for photographs

- Meeting of leaders of disability groups and professionals working for the disabled, Public Administration Department, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar - February 2005
- Faculty and Student Meeting organized by the Department of Psychology and Political Science, Utkal University on the COS Project - February 2005

Downloads:

 

Faculty and student meeting.pdf (48 KB)

 

See HERE for photographs.

- Internal Workshop, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar - February 2005

Downloads:

 

Programme internal workshop.pdf (90 KB)

 

Report internal workshop.pdf (68 KB)

 

See HERE for photographs.

- First public COS conference, Dortmund - October 2004
- Press Conference, Hotel Presidency, Bhubaneswar - May 2004

Downloads:

 

COS press conference 1may04.pdf ( 183 kb )

- First Internal Workshop, Hotel Presidency, Bhubaneswar - April/May 2004

Downloads:

 

COS first internal workshop.pdf  (45 kb)

 

Click here for photographs.

- Press releases 2004

Click HERE for the press releases (scanned documents)