29 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

How To Support Your Child Through The Worst Phases Of Life

"I have arthritis. My fingers get affected, esp the middle finger on my right hand is swollen and very painful. Even a light tap hurts a lot. Being my right hand, I hurt myself many times a day as I go about my household chores. The other day as I was shooting a framework with…

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15 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Why ‘because he is autistic’ Is Not A Good Enough Answer

15 years ago, a gentleman came up to me at an airport. I still remember the incident vividly. “Is your son autistic?” He asked. “Yes.” I answered, as I looked at him questioningly.   “My son was autistic too.” He passed away a few years ago. I was shocked. “How?” I asked. We don’t know…

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2 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How Changing Your Mindset About Autism Will Impact Your Life Favorably

I came across this beautiful post, recently.   A thousand souls – a poem about autism by Kathy Carter of spectra.blog   In a lifetime we’re privileged to meet eighty thousand souls.   Around a thousand have autism; still with dreams and goals.   On the autistic spectrum, processing is a chore.   Not necessarily…

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19 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Why Setting Limits For Your Child Is Equally Important For You

I found it difficult to interact with this 5 year old during an assessment. (RDA) He wasn’t willing to let his parents leave the room. I saw how the parents hesitated to set a limit.   I couldn’t test my hypotheses with them around, as he would then not interact with me. I asked them…

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3 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

The 3 C’s Underlying Effective Communication

At a conference, I attended a decade ago, I saw a hard working mother trying to teach her son to have a conversation with another child.   The mother had ‘coached’ the other child about the questions she should ask her son. The girl tried her best to ask the question, but her son did…

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