11 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

How Presuming Competence About Your Autistic Child Can Be A Game Changer

A young mother approached me recently. I asked her to tell me a little about her child.   She shared, ‘when I ask her to get something or give something to somebody, sometimes she gets it and sometimes she doesn’t.’   ‘Also, if she wants something, she takes my hand and points to it. She…

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27 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Struggling to understand the difference between Language and Communication? This article will help

Do you find yourself tossing and turning in bed as you think about your child’s communication issues?   Do you often worry about your child’s language and communication?   My child keeps repeating the same words again and again   He/she knows so many words, but doesn’t know where and when to use them  …

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6 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

How You Can Reduce Your Stress (and your child’s stress) Levels

This past week, I presented a webinar called, ‘Ten Tips to Reduce Parental Stress.’ It felt absolutely wonderful to connect with fellow parents. I was able to share my heart out, knowing they experienced so much of what I had experienced with Mohit. Autism affects the entire family. It has an impact on the parents,…

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22 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 9 Comments

What A Painful Back Spasm Taught Me

Due to a bad muscle spasm, I was laid up in bed for a couple of days. The pain and discomfort had me mostly immobile. Even getting out of bed to visit the washroom took incredible strength. It was agonizing, to say the least.   In situations like this, reflection comes easily. I realized how…

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2 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

How to Manage Your Autistic Child’s Screen Time (And your own too)

I enjoy my weekly, Tuesday webinars. They give me a window into the world and offer me the opportunity to reach out and interact with fellow parents and professionals.   Recently I did a webinar entitled, How to manage your autistic child’s screen time.   We shared the information on various facebook groups, as we…

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

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