27 Feb · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

How To Reduce Your Own Anxiety As A Special Needs Parent

She sat across me, elegant and dignified with her hair coiffed in a little bun. There was a smile on her face. I mentioned she looked happier than before.   She shared how she had been worried about her son’s future due to his aggression. She had become sad and distressed.   Everything was seen…

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14 Feb · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How Answering These 5 questions Will Bring You Clarity About Your Child’s Autism

The mother was visibly distressed about her 14 year old son.   He had been asked to go for counseling sessions as he hit children in his class. On closer examination, it was found that he was being bullied by the other students.   He had a few minor learning difficulties but was able to…

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23 Jan · Kamini Lakhani · 7 Comments

What The Sibling Of An Autistic Individual Goes Through

I watched them interacting at the dining table. He asked for ‘sambar’ and handed his bowl to her to serve some. She asked him if he wanted more dosa. When he answered in the affirmative, she shared the crispiest part of her dosa with him. She knew he didn’t like soft dosas.   Later as…

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17 Jan · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How To Transform Your Dreams Into Reality In 2020

January is the month for making new resolutions. The end of the year makes us look back on the year gone by, to reflect on the year to come.   Time goes by quickly. Wait, wasn’t it just 2016? Well no… It’s now 2020.   This year is extra special as it’s the start of…

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9 Jan · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

8 Pointers To Undertake The Journey From Awareness to Appreciation

I chanced upon this awesome image, the other day.     In the past I’ve written several articles autism acceptance.   This one hit home because it was about appreciation. Here’s what I found when I looked up the dictionary meaning of appreciation:   recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something…

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