28 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

Happy Navratri: To All the Wonderful Fathers of Children With Special Needs

Happy Navratri: To All the Wonderful Fathers of Children With Special Needs ‘ Well done! You stayed in this asana for 3 minutes,’ declared Leena ji (my yoga teacher). I had lost track of time and was immersed in thoughts of an article. It was the first day of Navratri (Festival of the Mother Goddess) ...

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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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