17 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

How to Be a Courageous Parent And Nurture Your Autistic Child

How to Be a Courageous Parent And Nurture Your Autistic Child 21 year old Prasad completed a 10 km marathon run this past week. His dad, Ranganathan was thrilled!   “The best part was he completed the run because he was enjoying it. He didn’t do it because I wanted him to do it.” said ...

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10 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

You, The Teacher, Are an Artist

You, The Teacher, Are an Artist Over the past few months, I’ve had the good fortune of conducting orientations about autism at various schools across Mumbai.   It’s encouraging to see teachers who want to work hard to help children with autism and other special needs. With the rate of autism being 1 child in ...

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4 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

Why You Should Not Stop Your Child from Stimming

Why You Should Not Stop Your Child from Stimming At a recent workshop, a special educator said to me, “All these children you work with are so calm. What about children who are hyperactive? How can we control their hyperactivity?”   “Good question. What do you mean by hyperactive?” I asked.   “Oh, they run ...

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27 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · 9 Comments

3 Simple Strategies Which Will Change Your Life

3 Simple Strategies Which Will Change Your Life   “It’s his birthday tomorrow,” She said.   “How lovely. How old is he?” I asked.   “Oh, he’ll turn 7.”   “But I’m not too keen to celebrate his birthday,” she responded.   “Why is that?” I asked.   “Actually, I don’t like to celebrate his ...

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13 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · 9 Comments

What is Your Biggest Fear?

What Is Your Biggest Fear? I felt a wonderful sense of adventure exploring Paris on my own.   One afternoon, I decided to take the metro instead of a cab. My hotel was 30 minutes away. The kind officer at the service center at the station gave me a printout of the directions. I had ...

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