7 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How To Move To The Joy Of Experience Based Learning

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) was a forward-thinking educational theorist and religious reformer who lived and worked during the tumultuous early decades of Japan's modern era. He was the first president of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai. Makiguchi was as a classroom teacher and school principal. He was a thought leader who had solid belief in the centrality…

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9 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

7 Tips To Work Respectfully With Autistic Adults

I’ve worked with several families over the past 2 decades. Some of my students have been with SAI/SAI Connections for more than a decade.   I’ve had the privilege of seeing them blossom before my eyes. And many of them are adults now.   The phrase which comes to mind when I work with adults…

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2 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 16 Comments

Persistence Pays Huge Dividends- It’s Guaranteed!

It has been my honor and privelege to work with Viji Srinivas and her son, Vishal for the past 12 years.   Vishal was enrolled in our ABA program for 7 years.   I interacted closely with Viji too, as she started off as a teacher and then went on to become the Lead Teacher…

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25 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 5 Comments

6 Tough Questions To Ask Yourself Regularly

  “I’m tired of my daughter’s behavior. Every morning she takes 2 hours to get ready. She doesn’t like school at all. I don’t think she learns anything there.   In fact, I can teach her better.” Said a tired looking mother of a 16 year old.   “If you and your daughter are unhappy…

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12 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 9 Comments

What Needs To ‘Die’ For Your Autistic Child To Emerge

  I see you hiding your son’s autism diagnosis.   You say to yourself, “he’s going to be fine. I won’t have to tell anyone.” And you keep your fingers crossed.   In the deep recesses of your heart, you feel responsible… Somehow.   I see you.   I know what you’re going through. We’re…

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