A Simple Testing Tool To Detect Autism

Some kids with autism are non-verbal, which makes their diagnosis more difficult. A recent study found a new concept to diagnose autism. It is...

A Simple Testing Tool To Detect Autism

A Simple Testing Tool To Detect Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Some kids with autism are non-verbal, which makes their diagnosis more difficult. A recent study found a new concept to diagnose autism. It is called the “Sniff Test”. The research showed that individuals with autism have a pattern in smelling. Whether the scent is good or bad, they sniff the same way, unlike typically developed

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Don't Mistake Childhood Apraxia Of Speech (CAS) For Autism Spectrum Disorder

Don’t Mistake Childhood Apraxia Of Speech (CAS) For Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Autism and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) frequently coincide. Their symptoms “appear” to be similar. To make sure your child is getting the right treatment, you need to make sure you have the right diagnosis.
According to a new study, about 65% of children with autism spectrum disorder suffer from a rare speech disorder called: Childhood

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A Glimpse Of Hope: Some Children Are Losing Their Diagnosis

A Glimpse Of Hope: Some Children Are Losing Their Diagnosis

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

A new study is showing how some children lost their symptoms and diagnosis with autism. The children’s social impairment was resolved and their cognitive functioning  (IQ) has improved. But even after the ASD diagnosis was lost, these children still struggle with some remaining learning and/or emotional/behavioral problems.
These lingering problems, however, can be handled by teaching

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Why Is It So  Hard To Find A Cure For Autism

Why Is It So Hard To Find A Cure For Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Parents with a child on the autism spectrum must be wondering all the time: “How come after all these years of research and still no cure or treatment is made available for autism?”. Actually, it is a complex problem because:
1- “It is currently estimated that 400 (four hundred) genes may be involved in the developmental

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More Traveling Tips

More Traveling Tips

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

In addition to the tips you can find in the posts Traveling Tips and Traveling By Plane With A Child With Autism here are some more.
If noise is your child’s main problem remember to get her noise canceling headphones.
If your child has a sensitive nose take some masks to cover her nose.
If your child doesn’t

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Why Are Kids With Autism Attracted To Water

Why Are Kids With Autism Attracted To Water

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Drowning is the leading cause of death in children with autism. It can happen even in a shallow pond.
But first let’s find out why are kids with autism drawn to water?

Going under water blocks out undesirable noises and sounds.
Hiding under water surface is an escape from the stressful demands and request the child is supposed

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Autism Training Is Now Taking A New Dimension.

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

It seems like people’s awareness about autism is increasing, given the growing rate of the condition! This is great news! Awareness will make life easier and safer for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as for others who would encounter them.
Your child with autism will eventually have to interact with her/his

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A New Tool To Help Police Tailor A Response To Those With Special Needs

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

If you have a child with autism or other developmental disability make sure to find out if your community has this tool available. This amazing resource is already at people’s service in Brunswick, Maine, since three years ago. Call your local police department to find out.
How to deal with a temper tantrum?
It is a new

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High Perceptual Skill As Early Sign Of Autism

High Perceptual Skill As Early Sign Of Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

One of the strengths that people with autism enjoy is their sharp visual skills. That’s why we call them “visual thinkers” versus “verbal thinkers” in the case of typically developed individuals.
Consequently, one of the signs of autism to look for, is paying attention to small details.
Read more about the signs of autism in the book.

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A Special ID For Drivers With Autism

A Special ID For Drivers With Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

This is a brilliant idea for drivers on the autism spectrum in Alabama, which can hopefully be extended nationwide.
A special identification card can now be issued for drivers who have been diagnosed with autism. It costs $10. This card explains briefly but clearly how drivers with autism can be challenged with their condition. Communication is

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