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A Special ID For Drivers With Autism

A Special ID For Drivers With Autism

By 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 [&hellip

Massive Research About Parental Age And Autism Risk

Massive Research About Parental Age And Autism Risk

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

The topic of the study is not new, however the largest of the kind.  This very recent and massive research of more than 5,7 million children from 5 countries has published on June 10th, 2015 in the Molecular Psychiatry its definitive findings. Autism Speaks is the organization that funded the study. The Findings “Autism rates [&hellip

Facts About Autism

Facts About Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

For parents who have just found about their child’s autism here are some helpful facts. 1- One child in 68 in the U.S. has been identified with autism spectrum disorder according to the CDC versus 1 in 88 in 2012. Which implies that autism is on the rise. 2- Boys are more likely to have [&hellip

8 Tips For Moving A Child With Autism To A New Home

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Moving during summer breaks is very common!  Summer is the longest break from school. It is actually great for transitions. Kids move from one classroom to another and move from one grade to another. That implies having new neighbors, classmates, teachers, transportation system, maybe weather, and many more… So, if parents have to move, it [&hellip

Traveling Tips

Traveling Tips

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Make sure your child has some interest in the destination you have decided to spend your vacation at. Museums and scientific sites can be too boring for your 3 or 4 years old. Choose age appropriate activities. Sensory integration issues and allergies are very important factors to be taken into consideration. Too hot, too humid, [&hellip

Traveling By Plane With A Child With Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Traveling with a child with autism by plane can be very challenging. If you have decided to fly for your summer vacation, make sure you are well-prepared. Try to make the experience of traveling by airplane a positive and memorable one for your child with ASD. Airline companies are now competing and making more effort [&hellip

A Link Between Brain And The Immune System To Fight Autism

A Link Between Brain And The Immune System To Fight Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

A child with ASD who has recurrent infections or GI (Gastrointestinal) problems should be checked for evaluation. The immune system may have a link to her/his autism. Please find below a set of 6 presentations: “The Immunological Symposium at UC Davis Mind Institute by Autism Research Institute.” The research is discussing on the molecular level [&hellip

Guidelines To Plan For Your Child’s Future

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

In the previous post “A Parent Of A Child Recently Diagnosed With Autism?” we came to the conclusion that  the most powerful thing to do to help your child right after the diagnosis is to keep her mind and body busy, to engage her brain in a mental processing mode. We also agreed that the [&hellip

A Parent Of A Child Recently Diagnosed With Autism?

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

You have just been told the final word: “your child has autism”.  Now all the doubts have vanished, suspicions are confirmed, and confusion took over to rule your mind. You are probably shocked, mad, you have tens of questions chasing you, you are simply feeling lost. Now sadness, depression, and anxiety will follow in line. [&hellip

Get The Facts About Courts Before You File For Divorce

Get The Facts About Courts Before You File For Divorce

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Raising children off the autism children is already a challenge. Let alone raising a child with autism or special needs in general. Life is tough for every member in the family, mom, dad, siblings, and even grandparents cannot always agree on what to do regarding certain issues with your child with autism. The mother may [&hellip