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Aging Out of Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A new resarch in the Time magazine hinting to a new therapy that didn’t get the chance it deserves to be tested. Some researchers believe that with “time”  some autistic individuals grow out of autism. Deborah Fein lead a research in the University of Connecticut including 34 individuals ranging from 8 to 21 year-old who

Local & Long-Range Functional Connectivity in The Autistic Brain

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A recent research studies both types of connectivities in individuals with ASD. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130114153422.htm

Should The Child Know about Her/His Condition/Diagnosis?

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

This question keeps relentlessly imposing itself on my mind. To answer this question I decided to ask myself even more questions. 1- When can I talk to my child about her/his condition? At what age? 2- Is sooner better than later? 3- Should I introduce the subject and discuss it as a general topic and

Behavior Therapy Normalizes Brains of Autistic Children

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A research that proves once again the importance of early intervention to change the course of the disorder of autism. http://ti.me/Vth7VU Read more about early interverntion: http://bit.ly/M83tEy nadia shanab

Traffic Pollution and Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A recent research on the impact of traffic air pollution and early childhood autism. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-raj-persaud/traffic-pollution-elevates-autism-chances_b_2485239.html

Be Careful with Your Words!

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Today’s Anecdote While so engaged in working with a student on a math assignment I made one of the most common mistakes. I’ve spontaneously used an idiomatic metaphore that I don’t finally regret -at all- having used it. It is up to the reader to tell whether this was a mistake or not. The student

Stephen Wiltshire: A Genious Autistic Artist

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

In previous articles “Art and Autism” and “Success and Autism”, I talked about this talented British artist. Stephen has a unique skill and gift in drawing the big cities like Rome, London, Paris… landscape to scale without omitting the tiniest detail after flying above it for only few minutes. He flew over New York in a

An Ingenious Mind

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

John Robison, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome who became an inventor, an author, and an engineer. He is a high-school drop out. www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=vpEubnIf

Home-School Communication

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

It is never enough to emphasize the importance of communication between home and school. I strongly encourage parents to be more envolved in their children’s school day. If you are a working parent you can still get envolved by corresponding with school either through a notebook, that I talked about before, or by email. Both

A New Study on ADHD

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A study found that boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed than girls. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/21/adhd-diagnosis-kids-hyperactivity