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Parents & Educators, Get Ready For A New School Year Now

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

A new school year is around the corner and about to start! 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 Improve Social Skills Improve Communication [&hellip

Get Ready For A New School Year

Get Ready For A New School Year

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

Soon school will be back in session and classrooms will open their doors to welcome their students, both new and returning. It is never early enough to prepare your child with autism for a new transition in her life. Below you will find some helpful tips to get a smooth start of a new school [&hellip

What Is It Like To Have Autism?

What Is It Like To Have Autism?

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

Parents of children with autism suffer from people’s looks and comments wherever they go. Be proactive and participate in raising awareness by sharing the video below. Without saying a word, people will change perspective and will become more understanding. The best way to help people comprehend what autism means, is to animate the condition. Soon [&hellip

All That An Assistive Dog Can Bring To Your Family (Video)

All That An Assistive Dog Can Bring To Your Family (Video)

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

The proverb says: The dog is man’s best friend. Dogs are loyal and they love their masters unconditionally (I prefer to use the word masters over owners). They communicate without language, and understand the body language. If your child doesn’t talk or has poor verbal skills she/he can still have a social life. A dog [&hellip

How To Respond To The Question: Am I A Special Ed Student?

How To Respond To The Question: Am I A Special Ed Student?

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

Anecdote I was shadowing a student with autism from a Special Day Class (SDC) in a mainstream class for Math subject. The student looked around scanning the faces of all the students surrounding her. With confused and lost eyes the student looked at me and asked: “Am I a special ed student?” She was loud enough [&hellip

CHD8  Is The Master Gene Regulating Other Autism Risk Genes

CHD8 Is The Master Gene Regulating Other Autism Risk Genes

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

Causes of autism have not been definitely identified yet. However, there are several major factors contributing to the disorder. Among these factors the three leading ones are: genetic factors, environmental factors, and a combination of both. Research has never been so focused on the topic given the growing number of individuals diagnosed with autism. So [&hellip

Stanford Children's Health & Children's Health Council Offering FREE Program

Stanford Children’s Health & Children’s Health Council Offering FREE Program

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

Stanford Children’s Health and Children’s Health Council are offering a free program for recently diagnosed autism patients with Bay Area treatment resources. Find the details here. Parents of children with autism who enjoy a strong and stable marital relationship get the best possible outcome regarding their kids developmental progress. The day-to-day life of a family [&hellip

Why Early Diagnosis Of Autism And Early Intervention Is A Necessity

Why Early Diagnosis Of Autism And Early Intervention Is A Necessity

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

The scientific reason behind encouraging early diagnosis of autism, and hence early intervention, is the fact that the brain development in early childhood years is fast and able to acquire new skills. It has been scientifically proven that late diagnosis results in unchanged IQ, however therapy is very important to hone social communication skills. Refer [&hellip

New Test To Diagnose Children At Younger Age

New Test To Diagnose Children At Younger Age

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

A UMass pediatrician in Boston, U.S. has developed a new test to diagnose autism in children as young as 18 months. It is a game-like test that takes only 10 minutes. Eye contact, social skills, and communication skills are some of the factors to be tested. It is never enough to emphasize the importance of [&hellip

Children With History Of Institutional Care Have Increased Risk For Autism

Children With History Of Institutional Care Have Increased Risk For Autism

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

Tip Autistic behavior doesn’t always mean the child has ASD. Parents, adoptive parents, and educators, make sure to have your child evaluated and assessed at a young age. Don’t mistake poor social skills and communication abilities for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) published a [&hellip