Parent Talk Episode 25 – Parenting Kids With Special Needs

Parent Talk is a weekly radio show sponsored by the India Community Center. It airs on Radio Zindagi, 1550 AM, live on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. The call in number for the show is 510-7701550.

Saturday April 14: On this episode I talked with parents Shriya Shah and Nandini Minocha. Shriya has a 9-year-old son with a neuromuscular disability and Nandini’s teenager is autistic. They were both very brave to come and talk openly about their issues and I feel they did a great service to the desi parent community both by their information and their attitude; we are usually very hesitant to talk about our struggles and fail to realize that we are all in this together. Here is the recording. There is a wealth of information, emotion, guidelines on what to expect for parents and friends who want to learn more.

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Towards the end of the show I mentioned a Community Outreach event for kids by Aram Sei at the Santa Teresa branch of the San Jose library. More details can be found at

If you have questions or comments about the show, or if you would like to participate on the show, please drop me a line at For news about the upcoming shows, check out the Parent Talk page.

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