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Dear Parents, I am finally back after a long silence for almost two years. It is very hard to disengage myself from thinking and writing about...

ADHD Diagnosed at Age 4 Now

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children as young as age 4 can now be diagnosed with ADHD according to new treatment guidelines. Behavioral management techniques should be the first treatment approach for preschool children. When this approach fails, preschoolers with moderate to severe behavior issuses can be treated with Ritalin, however its use [read more]

“Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon”, An Amazing Movie!!!

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

This movie is a true story about Chris Murray the autistic boy who turned out to be a talented artist. I have just watched this movie on Netflix and was shocked by the autistic artist who was hiding his talent for so long before he let it emerge. It is a movie about an autistic [read more]

“Adam” A Great Movie! Very Inspiring!

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

I have watched this movie twice and I was really touched by the potential that everyone of us posesses to live a happy and successful life, even individuals with ASD. I would love for people with Asperger’s Syndrome themseves to watch it too. Parents of children with Asperger’s Syndrome and educators in special education would [read more]

iPad and Android tablet Applications

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Technology is invading our lives whether we like or not. We might as well use it to our advantage. It is not an exception anymore to see Ipads in schools and SDC (special day classes). Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) are facinated with this new technology and are very comfortable using it either for [read more]

My Name is Khan (Incredible Movie)

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

I have just watched this movie about an adult man with Asperger’s Syndrome. It blew my mind. Find out about all the traits of this syndrome.Watch how honest, intelligent, loving, caring, consistent, and couragous people with Asperger’s are. I was mesmerised for the two and half hours while holding my breath. You’ll get engaged from [read more]

My Blog’s First Anniversary!

Nadia Shanab | autism

At this great occasion, as my family and I celebrate the first anniversary of my blog, I would like to share with my dear readers the following information. The blog has been visited 7,402 times by 5,660 unique visitors as of the minute I am writing these words. The visitors came from 110 different countries. [read more]

Useful Website

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Please take the time to check out this useful website. What I like about it is that the information it provides has been recently updated. Enjoy reading through. Join the walk this weekend. www.walknowforautismspeaks.org www.AutismSpeaks.org More Websites

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How Brain SPECT Imaging Can Help with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, Uncategorized

Few years ago I read a book entitled: “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” written by Dr. Daniel Amen. Which was actually of a great help for me and some people that I care about. Then recently I bought his last offering “The Amen Solution” about using the brain heathy way to lose weight. As [read more]

Forums

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

A few weeks ago, some readers were asking about some useful forums that discuss problems related to autism and children and adults with autism. I found these two forums very useful. Go check them out. Share your thoughts, find answers to your questions, help other poeple solve their problems. As I mentioned in one article, [read more]

A Tip for Easier Transitions

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Rigidity and intolerance is one of the autism most common traits. Sometimes it is hard for children with autism to switch from one activity to another. Children with autism usually have OCD’s (Obssessive Compulsive Disorders) that are very hard to fight or eleminate. So, while they are so focused and “obsessed” with a task at [read more]