28 May · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

Your Primary Role As A Parent, During This Pandemic

On my evening walk at the terrace the other day, I was intrigued by a scene in a neighbor’s living room.   Yes, Mumbai gives us this opportunity to glance into somebody’s living room in an adjoining building!   I could see the mother busy at her kitchen counter. Her daughter (about 9 years old)…

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15 May · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How To Develop Intrinsic Motivation In Your Autistic Child

How many times have you caught yourself saying, “But my child doesn’t want to do anything?”   Recently, I received a similar question from a webinar participant.   My son is an adult. But he’s not motivated to do anything. I have to push him to do activities. How will he ever be independent?  …

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30 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Why You Should Not Focus On IQ Scores And Look At This Instead

Some day the truths about autism will not be disputable. People who work and care about people with autism will replace many doctors and therapists who have been too stubborn to listen to anything but themselves. I feel as more books come out and more of us with autism come forward, the old ways of…

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16 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

What Are You Doing For Yourself During This Covid Pandemic?

It’s a difficult situation all around. We’re all home bound.   Many of us are without house help. This brings to the forefront the numerous chores that need to be around the house.   Cooking, cleaning, mopping, dusting, washing, the list goes on. Don't forget looking after the children and spouses.   It’s easy to…

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3 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · One Comment

How To Alleviate Feelings Of Guilt And Anxiety As A Special Needs Parent- During This Lockdown

This lock down period is difficult for many of our families.   Some of our older students have developed anxiety. A few of them display it through ritualistic behavior and others through irritation and anger issues.   The younger ones have developed coping, self stimulatory behaviors such as screaming or hyperactivity.   This has affected…

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The Importance of a Parent Training Program
For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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