7 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · 10 Comments

Are Autistic Individuals Disabled or Brilliant?

Are Autistic Individuals Disabled or Brilliant? Elon Musk shared this photo recently. Mars has blue sunsets and sunrises! How different from Earth. 20 years ago nobody would have believed the red planet has blue sunrises. The adage, ‘things are not always what they seem,’ comes to mind.   A lot has changed in the world ...

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30 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

Want To Inform A Family Their Child Could Have Autism? These 5 Steps Will Guide You

Want To Inform A Family Their Child Could Have Autism? These 5 Steps Will Guide You I recently received an email from a babysitter who was concerned about a child she took care of. The child had speech delay and engaged in head banging. The babysitter told the parents the child had autistic features. They ...

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23 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 5 Comments

3 Steps To Take Before Sending Your Autistic Youngster Away To A Residential Center

3 Steps To Take Before Sending Your Autistic Youngster Away To A Residential Center Scene 1   “I want to live my life. I’m exhausted now. He’s a good looking 21 year old man who loves to go out and play. My helper takes care of him.”   “He pulled my 15 year old daughter’s ...

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16 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

The Ultimate Guide To Respecting Your Autistic Child

    I was struck by a comment from Ellen Notbohm recently:   Do you talk about your child or student with autism in front of him as if he’s not there? Think he can’t hear? He can. Think he’s not listening? He is.   This thought totally resonated with me. I believe it with…

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2 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 9 Comments

Warning: Don’t Give Your Parental Power Away

Warning: Don’t Give Your Parental Power Away My heart went out to the young, pretty mother sitting in front of me. She talked about her daily struggles with her young autistic child. She wasn’t happy with his regular school and wanted to know if she should opt for a change. Having moved to the city ...

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