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10 Inspiring Temple Grandin Quotes

10 Inspiring Temple Grandin Quotes

By 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

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

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

By 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, and

4 Major Companies Hiring People On The Autism Spectrum

4 Major Companies Hiring People On The Autism Spectrum

By 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

How To Plan For Life After High School

How To Plan For Life After High School

By 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

10 Pivotal Tips To Embrace

By 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

Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy

By 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

Environmental Enrichment Therapy

Environmental Enrichment Therapy

By 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

Is There A Link Between Child Podigies And Autism?

Is There A Link Between Child Podigies And Autism?

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

Watch another video. Jacob Barnett, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at the age of 2, is now studying for a master’s degree in quantum phyisics. Below you will discover an intriguing research about a link found between child prodegies and autism. The research is preliminarey, and results are still to be continued

7 Risk Factors For Autsim

7 Risk Factors For Autsim

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

Knowledge is power. The more you are informed, the safer. It is becoming a well-know fact that the number of children born with autism is on the rise. Additionally, the prevalence of  boys born with autism is four times that of girls. Tips Since autism is an incapacitating and crippling neurological disorder, let’s do our

Dance Therapy

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

Humans don’t necessarily need a language to communicate. Luckily, nonvocal and nonverbal communication come with numerous presentations. As you may have seen in the last few posts, art is one of the most effective ways to communicate, like painting, drawing, and playing a musical instrument. Having a pet, is another way to express feelings and