A Brilliant Idea To Handle A Temper Tantrum

Watch the video below and see how easy and fast a temper tantrum came to an end. The idea is easy to implement even if you don’t have a...

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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 [&hellip

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 [&hellip

A Link Found Between Autism & Vitamin D Deficiency

A Link Found Between Autism & Vitamin D Deficiency

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

Up-to-the-minute, the definitive causes of autism haven’t been identified yet. However, two main reasons used to be greatly suspected: 1- Environmental (toxins and exposure to heavy metals) reasons 2- Genetic reasons 3- A combination of the above, since they are related Now, a new combined environmental and genetic suspect has emerged, supported by series of [&hellip

Is There A Link Between Autism And MMR Vaccine?

Is There A Link Between Autism And MMR Vaccine?

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

It has been an eternally debated topic, that the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine causes or increases the risk of developing autism. Parents, especially those who already have children with ASD, are less and less encouraged to vaccinate their newly born babies. In a recent research the JAMA (the Journal of American Medical Association) came [&hellip

Mikey Allcock, A Talented Painter And Pianist

Mikey Allcock, A Talented Painter And Pianist

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

Here is one more example of a gifted and talented teenager on the autism spectrum. I don’t believe it is just a coincidence, that individuals with ASD enjoy artistic brilliance and skills! Mikey, a 16 year old teenager, was nonverbal until the age of 10, then gradually started talking. At school age, he couldn’t attend [&hellip

Make The Doctor's Visit A Pleasant Experience

Make The Doctor’s Visit A Pleasant Experience

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

One of the most common problems parents face on a regular basis is taking their child with autism to the doctor or dentist office. Even if the environment was friendly and the doctor/dentist and team are patient, children with autism don’t like to be closely approached, or touched, let alone having any intrusion to their [&hellip

Iris Grace, A 5-Year Old Gifted Painter

Iris Grace, A 5-Year Old Gifted Painter

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

Once again, children with autism continue to surprise us every day with their incredible artistic talents! Iris Grace Halmshaw is a five year old girl from England U.K. diagnosed with autism at an early age. She has very poor speech and social skills. Her talent was discovered when her parents used painting to help her [&hellip