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Archive for August, 2013

Autism and Gender

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

The ratio of boys to girls diagnosed with autism is around four to one. Is that really true? Is research biased to diagnose boys and overlook girls? Are girls able to camouflage the signs of autism? Research found that: male and female brains are different anyway, male’s brain has more tissue volume girls with the

iPads May Help Kids with Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

It is an ongoing debate whether iPads and touch devices in general are benefitial or harmful for kids with autism. From my own experience working with children on the autism spectrum, whether with poor verbal skills or high-functioning, they all love the iPad. It is a magical device that we in schools now use it

Important Fact Sheet

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

As I mentioned in the previous post, schools are going to welcome their precious students very soon. Parents, please read the fact sheet and make sure to share it with your child’s teacher(s). Co-operation between home and school is major key to your child’s success. Communication facilitates the mission of raising and educating our children.

Parents & Educators, Are You Ready for A New School Year?

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A new school year is around the corner and about to emerge! Parents and educators are you ready? Here are some tips to help you get off on the right foot. Bear in mind, there are three main goals in raising and educating children with autism that we are working on: Independence Better Social Skills Stronger Communication

Children with Autism Have Different Brain Chemistry

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A new study found that the brain chemistry in children with autism was found to be different compared to others with developmental delays (DD). In the early years of childhood, the brain chemistrey takes a different path during its development. Brain chemistry changes over time. It is never enough to emphasize the importance of early

Things To Do During The Summer

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Keeping your child engaged in doing useful activities is vital for her developmental growth. Wasting time watching TV for hours or playing video games all day long is not the best investment of summer time. Here are some ideas for activities to spend time on: Enroll your child in an art & crafts class. Enroll

12th Annual Morgan Autism Conference 2013

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Morgan Autism Center Announces 12th Annual Autism Conference: “Transitions: Bridges to Success” Saturday, September 28, 2013 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA … SCHEDULED SPEAKERS: Jed Baker Director of The Social Skills Training Project Jill Escher, Parent & Autism Activist What Causes Autism? How

Impaired Attention Is Not A Trait of Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Although some children with autism exhibit poor attention skills, a research suggests that autism cannot be blamed for. The main three autism traits are: Poor social skills Poor communication skills Limited areas of interest The cause of holding these signs accountable for autism has not been found yet. The study suggests to take the following