4 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · 7 Comments

My Pledge For Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is celebrated as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).     When I entered SAI Connections, I saw the staff and students having a fun time outside. Some were tossing a ball around, some took part in races, yet others lounged around.   The teachers had come up with a fun, non school day…

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28 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How To Deal With Your Child’s Stress

I saw him after a year. He came to visit for his annual assessment. He leads a busy, college life. I felt something was different as he greeted me. His caring nature shone through in the way he asked about my family and pets. But something was going on. He was a little repetitive with…

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15 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

Work On These 8 Pointers To Maximize Your Child’s Development

I received a heart warming email recently. I’d like to share it with you.   Dear Kamini,   Neel's homework assignments used to be one of the most traumatic moments in our day-to-day life until recently. Even though he was supposed to work on small tasks – ranging from making sentences to arithmetic calculations- making…

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1 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

The One Thing You Should Not Tolerate

“They duct taped his mouth.”   “One day they even tied his hands with a thin rope.”   This young mother shared these horrendous incidences with me, crying bitterly.   It took all my courage to stop my own tears and give her space to vent.   She talked about these and other harrowing teaching…

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22 Feb · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

What To Do When It’s Your Turn

I borrowed this headline from Seth Godin’s book. It literally leapt out at me from the shelf.   As a parent:   What will you do when you’re faced with the autism diagnosis?   What will you do if a family member or outsider is disrespectful to your child?   What will you do when…

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