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A video blog by Ramya @simpleathomeclub

Author Ramya

I am named Ramya, would love to be called mom from my 13 year old son.  Certified in various streams and last year remedial too.
@simplyathome YouTube channel was created to have my sanity and to support other caregivers of kids in spectrum who are aware of what needs to be done, but stagnant like I have been on the “how to’s”  break down the process.
This is my small way to give back to community by sharing all that I attempt at home. Home is where values embed and home is the first school for each of us.


Welcome post for our new CreativeSaathis

We are thrilled to announce the incorporation of new CreativeSaathis into our team of Specialsaathi! As an organization committed to supporting children with special needs, we recognize the incredible talent and hard work of budding artists, and we are proud to welcome fresh talent into our team.

We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to express themselves creatively and explore their passions. Our CreativeSaathi program provides an unique and supportive environment for children with special needs to engage in various artistic activities, including painting, drawing, and digital artwork.

Through the program, our CreativeSaathis will learn to polish and develop their skills further, while also enjoying the many benefits of creative expression. We have seen firsthand how art can help children with special needs improve their communication, fine motor skills, and overall well-being.

We are also proud to recognize the important role that parents play in supporting their children’s artistic pursuits. We understand that it can be challenging to find opportunities for children with special needs to engage in creative activities, and we want to thank parents for their hard work and dedication in helping their children pursue their passions.

At Specialsaathi, we are committed to providing a supportive community for children with special needs and their families. We believe that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling and joyful life, and we are honored to be a part of our CreativeSaathis’ journeys as they continue to grow and thrive.

We extend a warm welcome to our new CreativeSaathis and look forward to seeing all the wonderful things they will create!

Join us in welcoming CreativeSaathis-

Gomathi Shankar – 25 years

Pranjal Misra- 25 years

Muskaan Surie- 16 years, Noida

Joanne Rodrigues- 15years, Mumbai


Prajakta Dey – 12 years Mysore

Tanisha Saxena- 11 years, Noida

Lavanya Iyer- 9 years, Gurgaon

B Gunin Khushi – 9 years

Sarvagya Lohia- 8 years, Delhi

B Sushil Khushi- 7 years

Congratulations all the amazing talent! SpecialSaathi is glad to incorporate you all in our team.

[Please note – The category of CreativeSaathi Junior doesn’t exist anymore.]

Our CreativeSaathi team is now compromised of 19 super-duper talented budding neurodivergent artists.

–>8 CreativeSaathi associates- Ansh Batra, Vinayak Raj, kabir Vernal, Morpheus Nag, Dhrov Tikoo, Dhairya Pal, Shubh Pathak, Nikhil Thotam

–> 11 new CreativeSaathis- the names are mentioned above.


Tantrums at Twilight

Tantrum or Meltdown?

Dear parents,

Read the story and figure out whether it was a tantrum or a meltdown. Distinguishing tantrums and meltdowns is very important for parents of neurodivergent children.

Please do not go by the title. We just call it Tantrums at Twilight because Meltdowns at Twilight does not sound right. So please read the story to figure it out.

Thanks to Morpheus Nag for his creative representation of tantrums/meltdowns.

A visit to New Haven
In October 2007, I was going to New Haven to visit my brother. My brother started studying at Yale university in 2007. I am fond of my brother and I was excited to be able to visit him in New Haven. I got ready and told everyone to leave for the airport.

When I reached the airport, I heard that the flight got delayed because a bird hit the engine. They said that the flight will leave at 12 pm. I made my dad keep on asking the agent when they are going to board. Then, I started getting a little anxious. Then, I started getting upset about the delay. I was hoping that we would still make it to the hotel before sunset. For some reason, going in a car after dark used to bother me. Since this was a new place, I was even more upset. When I heard about a further delay till 2 pm in the afternoon, I freaked out even more. My mom said “What can the airline do if a bird hit the engine?”

Finally, the boarding started. When I reached New Haven, I was wanting to go quickly to the hotel before it got dark. By the time my dad rented the car and started driving on the highway, there was a massive traffic jam. Then, I got extremely upset. I insisted that if we do not make it to the hotel before dark, we have to stop driving and just sleep in the car. My mother said that it is more dangerous to sleep in a car near a gas station than it is to drive to the hotel.

When we reached the hotel, I insisted that my dad had to get Aneesh (my brother) right away from Yale. My dad said that he was tired and wanted to rest. I then kept insisting that my dad had to get Aneesh that same night. So my dad went and got Aneesh. I was happy to see Aneesh. We all slept peacefully.

Dear readers,

If you read my previous posts such as Wailing in Washington, you can probably guess that this is one more story that my mom and I used to act when I was young. Of course, she played Ananth and I played some other roles.

Do you think this was a tantrum or a meltdown? Do your children have tantrums and meltdowns? Join the discussion in our group here.

Author Ananth Raghunandan