Guest post by Adita Divecha, Karan's mother Looking after a child with special needs - especially one who is diagnosed as 'low functioning' on the autism spectrum - is quite a challenge. There are so many things that come up on a day-to-day basis that leave you confused, angry and helpless. At times the whole … Continue reading Moments of laughter with Karan
That's a question I asked myself again and again and again when my Gappa (my mother's father; I call him Gappa as my child-self couldn't pronounce Grandpappa properly and the name stuck) passed away last year. Did Karan know, or understand that his grandfather was no more? Death is a difficult concept for me to … Continue reading Do you think autistic children know what death means?
Guest post by Adita Divecha, Karan's mother One of the problems I face is that Karan does not like to open his mouth when you ask him to. This was quite a problem when his milk teeth were falling - some have still not fallen. When he feels the tooth is loose, he tries to … Continue reading Teething troubles with Karan
via 2.bp.blogspot.com This is one of the postcards from the August 1 2010 PostSecret update. When I saw this, I thought of Karan. His autism is invisible. It doesn't show itself on his face, his limbs ... there is no outward flashing sign saying: "Something is different!" Which is probably why when we go out … Continue reading “I have Invisible Disabilities”
Guest post by Adita Divecha, Karan's mother My son Karan loves it when I say 'Who is the most handsome boy in the world? That is my Karan'. At least I think that is the case because whenever I say this, he gets very excited and starts rocking from side to side with a huge … Continue reading Waiting for him to call me Mom