This Site is being opened for updates on the very latest treatments in autism/special needs research. Sahil is 11 years old and moderately autistic. Much of his past treatments have been useful in providing pointers on what works for all these kids; what works for some kids; what sounds nice but may not work.
Parents would also have to take into consideration cost of treatments; workability of treatments given their family’s individual situation; length of treatment, while deciding/choosing how to deploy their financial, energy and time commitments.
On a personal note I would like to thank and acknowledge the contributions of the following people in Sahil’s life:
1)Sona Jaisinghani for being the first person to recognise Sahil’s autism and push me to get him evaluated
2)BBC- for airing the documentary on How a severely child autistic child recovered using Lovaas therapy
3)Krishna Narayan- for writing the most divinely sensitive autobiography”wasted talent” that makes every reader fall in love with him. For the first time I realised who Sahil actually was, and what he went through daily, after reading this book.
4)Prachi Sinha-For believing in Sahil’s genius, for making others believe in it and most important of all, making Sahil believe in himself
5)Shalini Dave- For believing in Sahil and giving him a chance at Vasant Valley School and continuing to support him through his ups and downs
6)Neng- His first teacher at Vasant Valley who knew exactly how to reach him and how to push him to perform
7)Dr Dan Rossignol- Sahils Doctor, the most knowledgable, and well meaning physician in the world, who has held our hand, while navigating the tough but rewarding biomedical treatment path.
8)Sandeep Mahajan- For showing me how to channel the power of the internet.
9)Jaideep Mahajan- For supporting his wife and child through thick and thin.