23 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · 8 Comments

To Make Your Child With Autism Thrive, You Must Do This First

To Make Your Child With Autism Thrive, You Must Do This First I was engrossed in my book during the tea break at a workshop.   Suddenly, I felt a light touch on my shoulder. I turned around. She smiled as I looked at her.   “Looking at you, I feel the need to take ...

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16 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · 5 Comments

How to Protect Yourself From Information Overload about Autism

How to Protect Yourself From Information Overload about Autism Attending the recent MNRI workshop in Mumbai was exciting.   I was overjoyed to see familiar parents and professional colleagues too. On seeing the younger parents, I was reminded of my younger self.   It took me back to the days when I was desperate for ...

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9 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · 14 Comments

How Your Autistic Child Can be Your Spiritual Guru

How Your Autistic Child Can be Your Spiritual Guru Kuei-shan asked Yun-yen, “What is the seat of enlightenment?” Yun-yen said, “Freedom from artificiality.”     How beautiful. Just thinking about freedom from artificiality took a load off my back.   How lovely would it be to be just as one is, without any need to ...

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2 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

It’s Never Too Late To Give Your Child This Gift

It's Never Too Late To Give Your Child This Gift At a recent meeting, Sachin shared the following experience.   “Bye Shivansh,” he waved, as he dropped Shivansh off to school. Promptly the teacher looked at Shivansh and said, “Oh Shivansh, your dad’s waving good bye.” And immediately she waved, “Bye dad.” (with exaggerated actions) ...

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23 Feb · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

4 Actions Of Yours Which Impact Your Child’s Emotions

4 Actions Of Yours Which Impact Your Child’s Emotions I could barely watch the video.   The mother shouted out orders like, “Stop shaking your legs.” “Why don’t you look at the book?” “Sit straight.”   It went on and on. The interaction of 30 minutes was dotted with repeated instructions. The mother was irritated ...

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