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Sweet gift from mother to autistic son

Sweet gift from mother to autistic son

Sai Bakery in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai might seem like a typical bakery in plain sight. But there is more than meets the eye with it. When you enter it you will not only find freshly baked goods but special employees. Many of the employees working in the bakery are adults with special needs.

The bakery provides some delicious treats and food and gives adults with special needs a chance to show off their skill, meet new people and become part of the community. In this bakery, they have the chance to be something much bigger than themselves all the while proudly showing their uniqueness.

There are many organizations which take care of children with special needs. However, Sai Bakery takes care of the adults with special needs. Adults with learning disabilities can come here to work and learn and become part of a respectable community. They can find pride with their work and abilities here in the bakery.

The bakery employs adults who have developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism and multiple disabilities. The skills of each individual are assessed and the jobs are distributed accordingly. They also provide training in areas of baking and packing and marketing. Each special person’s skills are assessed and the jobs are distributed accordingly. Training is provided in the areas of baking and packaging and marketing.

So, how did all this start? Sumithra Prasad, the founder of Sai Bakery has a child with special needs. Her son Srinivasan has Asperger’s syndrome. He asked his mother after class 12 that he wants to bake and that he wants to start a bakery. He told her that he wanted to get his friends and that they will do it together.

Sumithra wanted her son’s idea to flourish. She trained him with some basics of baking and Sai bakery opened in September 2013. The bakery has helped her son and many others become more active with their personality. It helped them open up and socialize better.

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