Shuchona Foundation recognizes the need for building the capacity of existing professionals and increasing the pool of professionals in the priority areas in which we work, in order to address the gaps in service delivery. Considering this, we develop training manuals, design, and deliver trainings, and work as a bridge connecting experts to stakeholders.
The pandemic has increased the need for and importance of digital content to be developed as an alternative to face-to-face trainings, in addition to supplementing existing training content. Over 2020-21, SF took the initiative to start the process of collating and converting content, and digitizing manuals in order to remain flexible in adverse situations, with the aim to provide in-depth sensitization on ASD, NDDs, disability, and mental health.
To address the need for capacity building of professionals working in the field of NDDs and mental health, Shuchona Foundation coordinates technical training for professionals on various pertinent topics including a Foundation Course on ASD, along with specialized trainings for professionals, such as ESDM, ABA, ASRS, Behavioral Intervention, Inclusive Education, Guide for Monitoring Child Development, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Parent Skills Training, etc.
Shuchona Foundation provides technical support to Bangladesh Public Service Training Centre in imparting appreciation sessions on NDDs in Bangladesh to ensure effective implementation of related policies in line with the National Strategic Plan on Autism and NDDs.