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...

Posts Tagged ‘genetics’

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

Revolutionary Findings: Genetic and Environmental Factors are Equally Important Risk Factors

By Nadia Shanab | autism

This is one of the largest and comprehensive studies/researches done on individuals (2 million) with ASD. Everyday researchers are getting closer to identify the causes of autism. So far, we have been saying that the major causes of autism are genetic factors, environmental factors, or a combination of both. The recent research (published May 4, 2014) [&hellip

Air Pollution Increases The Risk of Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California was recently published suggesting: “Children with both the risk of autism genotype and exposure to high air polluant levels were at increased risk of autism spectrum disorder compared to those without the risk genotype and lower air pollution exposure.” This study [&hellip

What Causes Autism? From Morgan Autism Center Conference

By Nadia Shanab | autism

This is a summary of one of the sessions that I have attended at the Morgan Autism Center last September. The speaker, Jill Escher, narrates her own story of struggle and discoveries. She has 2 kids with “idiopathisc autism”. It is a very informative and eye-opening story that all parents should read. What causes autism [&hellip

Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Psychiatric Disorders Are A Continuum

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

‘A paper published this month (April 2013) in the medical journal Lancet Neurology suggests that a broad spectrum of developmental and psychiatric disorders, ranging from autism and intellectual disability to schizophrenia, should be conceptualized as different manifestations (presentations or signs) of a common underlying factor “developmental brain dysfunction” rather than completely independent conditions with distinct [&hellip

Genes & Autism Disorders

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

The 57 th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (BPS), held Feb 2-6, in Philadelphia, Pa will present new work to examine which genes are responsible for autism disorders. “Autism is the most inheritable of neurodevelopmental disorders,” according to Rajini Rao of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Reference: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130201095929.htm