27 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

The Journey From Expecting To Accepting

Asperger would often just sit with the children, reading poetry and stories to them from his favorite books.   “I don’t want to simply push from outside’ and give instructions, observing coolly and with detachment,” he said. “Rather, I want to play and talk with the child all the while looking with open eyes both…


21 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Warning: This Story About An Innocent Autistic Individual Will Shake You Up

The world goes berserk in April. It’s Autism Awareness Month, remember?     We light up in blue- the color designated to Autism Awareness. Our tallest, most magnificent buildings are lit up in blue too. We pride ourselves on being a compassionate people who accept the differently abled.     But an incident happened in…


13 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 3 Comments

How A Student Taught Me To Rise Strong From Any Situation

In response to a recent blog post, Sulabha Krishnan mentioned the 3Rs -Reflection, Relationships and Resilience with regards to building communication.   I came across 3Rs this week too. These are cited by accomplished author and researcher, Brené Brown, in her book, Rising Strong.   The Reckoning: Walking into our story   Recognize emotion, and…


6 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

Teachers’ Day Special

I would like to dedicate this Teachers’ Day to my students. They have taught me about life itself.   Many of them do it without saying a word.   I’d like to felicitate them by sharing my favorite quotes. Most of these are by individuals on the Spectrum.   1. You are being called at…


30 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

6 Pointers To Improve Language And Comprehension Without Working On Them Directly

I’ve worked for the past couple of years with Dr Renuka Nambiar and her son, Sanjeev, on the RDI program. Sanjeev is a delightful 23 year old, who goes to a bakery college for adults with special needs. He’s working on his Certification.   Renuka shared about a recent occurrence as follows:   I drove…