15 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

Think Your Child is ‘Low Functioning’? Think Again

Think Your Child is 'Low Functioning'? Think Again I’d like to confess something you know about quite well — I do not like the distinction between ‘high functioning’ and ‘low functioning’ autism.   If a child with autism can speak, read, write but has difficulties in socialization — then he’s labeled high functioning. If a ...

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7 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 5 Comments

An Open Letter to Parents Who Want to Move to the Next Level

An Open Letter to Parents Who Want to Move to the Next Level I received an enquiry recently.   “I’ve been following your blog and I’m trying to slow down with my child. I give him time to respond. He is calmer now. Please tell me what to do next."   It’s a good question ...

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1 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 9 Comments

How You Can Elevate Your Child From Deck Hand to Captain of The Ship

How You Can Elevate Your Child From Deck Hand to Captain of The Ship 8 years ago, we had a star student at SAI (Support for Autistic Individuals)   He breezed through his language and skill drills. In a couple of years, he had mastered every objective I set for him. The ABLLS (Assessment of ...

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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 · 7 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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