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"Empowering Neurodiverse Minds: A Journey of Transformation and Impact" - Prishita Shah

Meet Prishita Shah, a trailblazer whose life took an unexpected yet enriching turn after completing her B.Com degree. Initially navigating the corporate world at Prudent Corporate while preparing for banking exams, Prishita's journey truly began to unfold when she discovered the world of neurodiverse students.

From tutoring neurotypical students to becoming a substitute teacher for neurodiverse individuals, Prishita found herself at a pivotal moment. This transition opened her eyes to a world of unique challenges and opportunities, sparking a deep curiosity and passion to make a difference.

For the past year and a half, Prishita has dedicated herself to teaching neurodiverse students at Sunderji Institute of Special School. In this transformative environment, she has gained invaluable insights into their needs and abilities, going beyond traditional academics to prioritize holistic development.

At Sunderji Institute, the focus extends to functional, social, daily living, and communication skills. Embracing diverse challenges, Prishita recognizes the importance of raising awareness and expertise in the field of neurodiversity.

This commitment has significantly contributed to her personal and professional growth, sharpening problem-solving skills and fostering resilience in the face of unique challenges. Pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Autism Management from Vaidehi Dattaji Gaikwad Training Institute for Autism, Prishita's journey is marked by personal victories rather than formal accolades.

Her impact on students' lives, from overcoming reluctance to wear a uniform to witnessing progress in communication skills, reaffirms her dedication to the cause. Prishita's journey is not just about challenges; it's about small triumphs that fuel her aspiration to contribute positively to society.

Engaging with neurodiverse students has cultivated empathy, compassion, patience, and understanding in Prishita. Beyond traditional teaching, she has found personal growth and development through witnessing the daily struggles and triumphs of her students.

As a testament to her dedication and impact, Prishita Shah was recently honored at the Healing Light Awards 2024 by Nanha Gyan Foundation for her outstanding work in the field. This recognition serves as both a validation of her efforts and an inspiration to continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of neurodiverse individuals. The challenges ahead are met with determination, fueled by the smiles and progress she witnesses in her students, and now, by the acknowledgment of her contributions to the community. Prishita's story is a beacon of hope, illustrating the transformative power of passion, dedication, and the profound impact one person can have on the lives of others.

About Nanhaa Gyan Foundation:

Nanhaa Gyan Foundation, founded by Romal Surana, is a counselling center dedicated to empowering individuals and special needs by providing education, support, and opportunities for personal and academic growth.

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