19 Jan · Kamini Lakhani · 5 Comments

7 Simple Steps to Help Your Child Emerge From His Shell

7 Simple Steps to Help Your Child Emerge From His Shell The vibrant colors from Sanjeev’s art work stand out to engulf me in their brightness.   Renuka, Sanjeev’s mother is excited about his foray into painting. The engagement and independence is encouraging too.   They’ve progressed from painting together on one sheet, to Sanjeev ...

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12 Jan · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

Worried About Your Child’s Stimming? Here’s What You Can Do

Worried About Your Child’s Stimming? Here’s What You Can Do Mohit had a hand flapping stim when he was younger.   He would flap his hands in excitement, jump around and then stop after a few seconds. This happened several times a day.   At a get together, a well meaning acquaintance stared at him ...

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5 Jan · Kamini Lakhani · 14 Comments

How You Can Make Children With Autism Be Heard

How You Can Make Children With Autism Be Heard Shock waves rocked the autism world, when 14-year-old Manish Hudar’s father abandoned him at a beach in Alibaug. Manish has autism. Luckily the police found him and transferred him to the Children’s home in Karjat.   Good sense prevailed when his parents felt guilty and took ...

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22 Dec · SAI Connections · One Comment

Why Did These Children With Autism Overcome the Odds?

Why Did These Children With Autism Overcome the Odds? Did you know that the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorders are higher than breast cancer and AIDS?   Today, 1 in 68 children across the world has autism spectrum disorders (ASD). According to a survey conducted in 2013, 10 million children in India have autism.   ...

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15 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

3 Ways to Help Your Child Manage His Anxiety

3 Ways to Help Your Child Manage His Anxiety Mohit covered his eyes and put his head down. I sat beside him in the airplane.   His anxiety was thick enough to be cut with a knife. My heart raced as I visualized the impeding meltdown. I feared the worst because I had experienced it before.   ...

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