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…


17 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

How You Can Dare Greatly And Help Your Autistic Child Emerge Strongly

Those were the days when I would dream of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. We believed Baba visited in our dreams at his will. Such dreams were laden with important messages.   I can clearly see the scene, as if it happened yesterday. I carried a young Mohit in my arms and begged Baba to make…


9 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

Friendship: A Matter of the Heart. And a cup of Chai.

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.   - Hubert H. Humphrey   Friendships are precious treasures in our lives.   As human beings, we have an innate need to connect with others. Being social, we seek interactions with other human beings.   Friendships are deep bonds based on openness, trust, acceptance, honesty and ...


26 Jul · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

10 Things Every Student Should Know About Autism

I had the good fortune and privilege of addressing the 11th and 12th graders of Lilavatibai Podar Senior Secondary School, last week.   Over the years, I’ve presented workshops and orientations to several groups of people- parents, professionals and teachers.   This was my first opportunity to present to students, thanks to Ankita Pritamani (alumnus…