13 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

Why It’s Time To Trash The “High Functioning/Low Functioning” Distinction

“My child is not like the children here.” She said.   “How do you mean?” I asked.   “He’s passed his tenth grade with 72%. He talks. He can do everything. He has a high IQ. He’s high functioning.” She replied.   “Here we go again….” I thought.   Instead I asked, “So what are…


6 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

The Missing Link To Your Child’s Development

Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, marketer and a brilliant teacher.   When I joined The Marketing Seminar (TMS), conducted by Seth, I thought I’d learn about marketing. Instead I learned about life.   I chanced upon this manifesto he had written. Stop Selling Dreams.     It stopped me in my tracks.   “If you…


28 Jun · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

5 Benefits of Truly Accepting Your Autistic Child

It isn’t Autism Awareness Month. We left it behind a couple of months ago. Yet this post is about acceptance.   Mohit will soon be 29. He’s taught me life’s greatest lessons. Perhaps the biggest one is ‘true acceptance.’   My journey started with denial or non acceptance. “It can’t be." “Why me?” “What have…


21 Jun · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

How You Can Be An Unforgettable Teacher For Each Of Your Students

Last week I conducted a presentation entitled, ‘Dealing With Learning Difficulties And Autism In A Classroom,’ to a group of enthusiastic teachers at Harmony Montessori.   Teaching is a noble profession. Teachers inspire me.   The responsibility resting on their shoulders is immense. They have the biggest hand in shaping the youth of the country.…


7 Jun · Kamini Lakhani · 8 Comments

The Subtraction Of This Word Will Make A Huge Difference To Your Life

In her book, Autism and Spirituality, Olga Bogdashina talks about ‘autistic personality.’   She says, ‘many individuals with autism seem to possess a number of unconventional personality characteristics that can be seen as a special type of personality- autistic personality.   To me, Autism is a special type of personality (O’Neill 2000)   Here are…