Discover what’s possible when someone counters assumptions by starting conversations with an open heart.Shreya Jain is the CEO and founder of Reservoir, India’s largest digital community of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. At only 25 years old, Shreya has built a safe space t
Publish Date: May 07, 2020
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Discover what’s possible when someone counters assumptions by starting conversations with an open heart.Shreya Jain is the CEO and founder of Reservoir, India’s largest digital community of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. At only 25 years old, Shreya has built a safe space to connect families with resources and professionals. The team at Reservoir is driven by a passion to make India a truly inclusive country for people who are differently-abled. Shreya describes the relationship she has with her younger brother, Suvrat, who has autism. Although they grew apart at some point, Suvrat is now Shreya's inspiration.Shreya’s mother, Sangeeta Jain, has been working closely with the Global Autism Project for several years. In 2010, we partnered with SOREM in Chandigarh, and have since sent over 20 SkillCorps® teams to provide hands-on training to the teachers and staff at the school. You can hear more about our SkillCorps program in episode 4. We hope to have Sangeeta on the show in the future to talk more about the work at SOREM and her experiences as a mother.Shreya and I discuss the understanding of autism in India and what it was like for her family when her brother would repeatedly get rejected by different schools. She details her first lessons of advocacy and why it’s important to educate children about autism at an early age. Shreya reflects on the reasons she left the pharmaceutical industry for a path of entrepreneurship. I could feel the passion in her voice as she expressed her strive to create something fulfilling and wholesome. You can learn more about Shreya Jain and her work here: Reservoir. ----more----We appreciate your time. If you enjoy this podcast and you’d like to support our mission, please take just a few seconds to share it with one person who you think will find value in it too. You can also follow us on Instagram @autismpodcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel Global Autism Project. ----more----We would love to hear your feedback about the show. Please fill out this short survey to let us know your thoughts: Listener Survey.