The shoot out at elementary school has left me with a sense of despodency, grief, anger. A post on this blog is doing the rounds http://anarchistsoccermom.blogspot.in/2012/12/thinking-unthinkable.html My heart goes out to Adam Lanza mother.  There might have been many moments in her life when she must have been concerned for his future and  pondered over the now ubiquitous question
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To quote Harshita Mahajan, a mother in Bangalore Mirror, December 6th 2012 issue, once… that autism is a zero sum game… you are either functional or you aren’t. Cognition doesn’t make the cut alone… it’s only a small part of the puzzle… a contributor to functionality. I had argued with my friend that in terms of her binary analogy
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Recently attended the inauguration of AlFAA-Assisted living for autistic male adults. Ruby Singh the founder of ALFAA has taken on this initiative single handedly and that in itself is commendable. As a pilot project, she is taking in 5 kids in a smaller set up. She is planning to move in sometime next year around,
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I had written this article for the newspapers, post the movie Barfi. It never got published. One paper was kind enought to send me a reply stating that articles written only by the staff are published. So here it is , by default for my discerning readers :)-. It may be a little outdated , but
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Selecting a   birthday gift should n’t be  a problem in this day and age. Rightly so, when it comes to picking a gift for my daughter’s  friends, the range is huge, and only monetary constraints apply, more so when 30 kids in her class want to have a party for their bday. But selecting a
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Yesterday, Isha came back from school and wanted to know what “interferring” means. I racked my brains for a suitable answer. I told her in a broad sense  and finally  came up with us. I told her for instance when mom and dad are having a serious conversation and you butt in every now and then, then that could
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Ramam had his first episode of seizure attack this month.  Least expected , it came as a jolt on a Sunday afternoon two weeks back. Thankfully, his EEG and CT Scan have come normal but the worries persist.  An  addition to  a growing list of  concerns . It hit my husband very hard, as he
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Ramam has begun to retrace his steps and to a large extent this is worrisome. (There are of course no immediate solutions in sight). He walks a few steps and then wants to go back and walk the few steps again. Last week I had gone with him for an evening walk. My neighbor was
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Isha throws up few surprises once in a while. Two weeks back, I received a call from one of Isha’s friends’ mother. She asked me if the party is confirmed. I was a little taken back and asked her which party. She then told me Isha had invited her daughter for a sleep over party.
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Aeir talk lets you make custom made noun and verb flash cards that helps your child learn new vocabulary, sentence formation and of course communication. I think Aeir talk is an excellent app for a non –verbal child to start off. There is no language barrier; one can record in whatever language you choose to,
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