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A Glimpse Of Hope: Some Children Are Losing Their Diagnosis

A Glimpse Of Hope: Some Children Are Losing Their Diagnosis

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

A new study is showing how some children lost their symptoms and diagnosis with autism. The children’s social impairment was resolved and their cognitive functioning  (IQ) has improved. But even after the ASD diagnosis was lost, these children still struggle with some remaining learning and/or emotional/behavioral problems. These lingering problems, however, can be handled by [&hellip

Why Is It So  Hard To Find A Cure For Autism

Why Is It So Hard To Find A Cure For Autism

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

Parents with a child on the autism spectrum must be wondering all the time: “How come after all these years of research and still no cure or treatment is made available for autism?”. Actually, it is a complex problem because: 1- “It is currently estimated that 400 (four hundred) genes may be involved in the [&hellip

More Traveling Tips

More Traveling Tips

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

In addition to the tips you can find in the posts Traveling Tips and Traveling By Plane With A Child With Autism here are some more. If noise is your child’s main problem remember to get her noise canceling headphones. If your child has a sensitive nose take some masks to cover her nose. If [&hellip

Why Are Kids With Autism Attracted To Water

Why Are Kids With Autism Attracted To Water

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

Drowning is the leading cause of death in children with autism. It can happen even in a shallow pond. But first let’s find out why are kids with autism drawn to water? Going under water blocks out undesirable noises and sounds. Hiding under water surface is an escape from the stressful demands and request the [&hellip

Autism Training Is Now Taking A New Dimension.

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

It seems like people’s awareness about autism is increasing, given the growing rate of the condition! This is great news! Awareness will make life easier and safer for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as for others who would encounter them. Your child with autism will eventually have to interact with [&hellip

A New Tool To Help Police Tailor A Response To Those With Special Needs

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

If you have a child with autism or other developmental disability make sure to find out if your community has this tool available. This amazing resource is already at people’s service in Brunswick, Maine, since three years ago. Call your local police department to find out. How to deal with a temper tantrum? It is [&hellip

High Perceptual Skill As Early Sign Of Autism

High Perceptual Skill As Early Sign Of Autism

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

One of the strengths that people with autism enjoy is their sharp visual skills. That’s why we call them “visual thinkers” versus “verbal thinkers” in the case of typically developed individuals. Consequently, one of the signs of autism to look for, is paying attention to small details. Read more about the signs of autism in [&hellip

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