10 Tips For An Enjoyable Summer Vacation

There are some important factors to be considered in order to assure a successful summer vaction for the entire family. Sensory integration issues...

10 Tips For An Enjoyable Summer Vacation

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

There are some important factors to be considered in order to assure a successful summer vaction for the entire family.

Sensory integration issues can probably cause the most serious inconvenience. A sensory overload can needlessly ruin the vacation. Noises, smells/odors, incessent objects and people in motion, high temperature, brightness, lack of personal space, major change of

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Animals’ Presence Eases Anxiety In Children With ASD

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

This is a new research showing how the presence of animals eases the anxiety of kids with ASD in a social interaction context. Kids with autism have shown a drop in their anxiety level during social interactions in the presence of guinea pigs, compared to social interactions while playing with toys, or silent reading, or

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Stanford University Looking For Children With Autism

Stanford University Looking For Children With Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

For parents who are willing to have their children participate in a 12-week research.
An autism research at the “Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research” to study how brain function behaves with changes.
Read the full article here.
Enjoy the autism song “Not So Different”.

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10 Inspiring Temple Grandin Quotes

10 Inspiring Temple Grandin Quotes

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Mary Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American professor of animal science in Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also invented the “hug box”, a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject on an award-wininning, 2010

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Tantrums, Irritability, Self-Injury, Depression, And Anxiety Are Not Symptoms Of Autism

Tantrums, Irritability, Self-Injury, Depression, And Anxiety Are Not Symptoms Of Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Symptoms like tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, and anxiety were found to have biological, mechanistic basis. Sometimes the same symptoms are attributed to autism, among the other conventional signs (like repetitive behavior, poor social, speech, and communication skills). A research done at University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression,

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4 Major Companies Hiring People On The Autism Spectrum

4 Major Companies Hiring People On The Autism Spectrum

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Extraordinary news! Four giant companies are now hiring individuals with autism to become part of the work force.
1- Microsoft
2- SAP
3- Freddie Mac
4- Walgreens

In previous posts I talked about how SAP company committed to hiring engineers on the autism spectrum for all the qualities, skills, and distinction they enjoy.

Below are some of the qualities individuals with

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How To Plan For Life After High School

How To Plan For Life After High School

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

You’re so proud your child is in high school and keeps progressing! Thanks to all you’ve done in cooperation with schools’ staff and the valuable services she has received. Now, what’s next?

Planning should start at least two years prior to graduating high school.
Continue setting goals and objectives by involving your child in the plan.
Your child

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10 Pivotal Tips To Embrace

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, tips

Here are a few basic tips to help parents, educators, and caregivers manage raising and educating children on the autism spectrum, while maintaining a work-life balance.
1- Birthing circumstances are very important. Premature Birth Can Alter Brain Wiring In Babies, study finds, according to the HUFFINGTONPOST.CO.UK. Researchers say that beeing born too early may explain the

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Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Here is another “natural” therapy for children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Equine therapy helps them improve their social and communication skills, as well as getting over some of the anxiety and stress imposed from the sensory overload of the environment they suffer from.
The rhythmic movement of a horse has a calming and relaxing

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Environmental Enrichment Therapy

Environmental Enrichment Therapy

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Even though research in this domain is not new, we started hearing more and more about this interesting kind of therapy. Compared to traditional therapies, like ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), speech therapy, occupational therapy, just to mention some, Environmental Enrichment Therapy is:

Convenient: parents can do it at home, no need to run to places at

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