What is about literal thinking and autism?                     Ramam’s friends had come over in the October holidays. He was very excited. And his expression manifested
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This blog has always been about Ramam. It has been about our interactions, joys and struggles with him. I now want to embark on a slightly different journey.  My blog has mostly been about personal anecdotes but this time around I would like to interlace it with my readings on the net, research a topic
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           Off late  Ramam has began saying  many a  things that happened  in the recent past, or something he has done in his school. Sometimes he talks about something a week old, and starts talking about it out of the blue. And since his articulation is not clear , we have
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                               Recently , I attended the India inclusion summit, and was accompanied by two mothers  enroute to the venue, and whose kids were in the age group 7-8 years. The conversation soon veered to  discussing kids. One mother said “I was
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Proloquo2 go Recently, I , my daughter and Ramam were on the bed humming some songs. Ramam turned to me and said ” I don’t want to sing Tamil songs”. I remembered the Cadbury Bournville ad which says “You have to earn it”. I was so happy and this  happiness is truly well deserved and earned. I
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No routine transfers for govt staff with autistic kids NEW DELHI, Nov 17, 2014, DHNS: Central government employees who have autistic children will not have to face routine transfers any more.Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Monday took the decision to include autism in a list with the Department of Disability, after the
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Came across these two websites on FB groups. www.readworks.org. The website has lesson plans and units, reading passages, The lesson plans are again subdivided based on skill and comprehension. However the books listed are quite expensive. The lesson plans can be adapted to the books one already  has. The reading passages are free and very
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Another Diwali has come and gone. Another year gone by. Year endings make me a little jittery and introspective. Standing again on the brink of  taking a decision as to do decide whether to attempt another major round of biomedical intervention and detoxification for Ram, but this time around planning to do it on self
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I begin my day everyday with the song Ekdantay Vakratandaya by Shankar Mahadevan.( everyone has their OCD’s) This is followed by my daughter’s request for the Rihanna- Eminem song  The Monster. Ramam grew up on a staple diet of Pink Floyd, Dire straits, Hotel of California, Fusion music ,……… all my husband’s choices. And in
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The india inclusion summit is  being organised in the month of November.  One of the highlights of the event is a charity dinner on the eve of the summit, Nov 28th at the park plaza in Bangalore. The summit includes speakers from diverse fields speaking on the topic of inclusion on one platform. Prominent among the
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