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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 [&hellip

Summer Is The Best Time to Hone Talents

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

In the last two posts autism-tips.com/?p=1866 and autism-tips.com/?p=1870 I talked about the importance of encouraging individuals with autism  and special needs in general to practice and develop their special interests and talents. Why is the summer break, in particular, is a great time to do so? First, it is the longest break of the year, [&hellip

A Special Interest Is Power

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Individuals with autism might not be doing very well academically, but they might have hidden talents and capabilities. Some of them are real artists playing musical instruments, dancing, painting, drawing, here is an example…Others are very good with mechanics and manual work like Temple Grandin the amazing designer of live stock facilities. Some of them [&hellip

Categories of The Autistic Brain

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

In her new book, Temple Grandin, the most famous high-functioning autistic person in the world, adds a new category of the autistic brain. Her hypothesis was scientifically confirmed by researchers. She defines her own brain as a “visual” brain. The second kind is the “verbal” brain. Recently a new category was added, namely the “pattern” [&hellip

Summer Continued Education

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Summer is around the corner. Many parents are wondering what to do with their children’s day once school is out? Should they just take it easy and have children enjoy a non-scheduled routine? Or should they send them to summer school or summer camps and keep them busy? In the US the number of days [&hellip

Software Company SAP Is Hiring Adults with Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

What an amazing news for the autism community! SAP the German software company is running this project and intends to expand hiring in the US, Canada, Ireland, and Germany. The plan is to have 1% of the employees with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). IT people have now recognized the talents and uniqueness of people with [&hellip

Sports and Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

You may have watched the video about the autistic basketball hero, Jason McElwain. Jason is a special ed. student who used to be the team manager, helping the coach and the team with all they need. On the final game of the season, the coach decided to let Jason play the last 5 minutes of [&hellip

The Autistic Basketball Hero

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Jason used to help the coach and the team with some chores, hand them water, and towel off their sweat. The coach has recently decided to have Jason wear the jersey just let him feel how it is like, and let him paticipate in a real game. Look what Jason has achieved. Amazing! Unbelievable! Must-see [&hellip

Get Ready for The Summer Break

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Summer is around the corner! You are probably wondering what should you do with your child with ASD for two months or more! You are torn between two temptations: Should I let her rest, relax and forget about her daily routine? Or should I keep the strict school schedule going? This is what I think [&hellip

Is Your Child Bored in School?

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

What should you do if your child is bored in her/his school? Do you know why is she/he bored? Is the program too easy for her/him? In this case your child needs to change the current placement which needs to be discussed in the IEP meeting seriously with no delay. You definitely want your child [&hellip