1 May · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

How Setting Limits Effectively Can Help Your Child Engage Better With You

Most parents (and professionals) assume setting limits is for undesirable behaviors only.   I believe it runs far deeper than that.   We do need to set limits to provide stability in a child’s life. We need to let them know what is allowed and what’s not allowed. This definitely leads to lessening of behavior…

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16 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

A Revolution in Autism Intervention

In every field of medicine, treatments have evolved over the years. What if cancer treatment was the same as it was 30 years ago? Why should autism treatment options stay the same as 30 years ago?   My son Mohit was diagnosed in 1992. The recommended treatment was speech therapy, Occupational Therapy and Special Education.…

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2 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day: Focus on Independence

On this occasion of World Autism and Acceptance Day, what if we could make one wish that came true?   Go quickly and grab a piece of paper. What do you want your child to achieve? Write it down!   I’d love to take a look at what you wrote! I wrote ‘Independence and Happiness’…

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12 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · 7 Comments

How An Unexpected Event Taught Me About Fear

I woke up to a loud ‘Thud’ on an early Tuesday morning. It was not yet 7 am. I ran (literally) out of my bedroom to check. My only thought was, ‘Is Mohit alright?’   I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw it was only the house maid pushing open the living room…

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25 Feb · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

From Imitation to Creative Collaboration: A beautiful journey

As I watched Vishal work on creating toppings for his sandwich, bygone memories from the past found their way into my thoughts.   A young (er) Vishal being left alone in a room because he had become aggressive… A basket of easy to do stuff that would not trigger him in any way was always…

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

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