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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

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

Traveling By Plane With A Child With Autism

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

Traveling with a child with autism by plane can be very challenging. If you have decided to fly for your summer vacation, make sure you are well-prepared. Try to make the experience of traveling by airplane a positive and memorable one for your child with ASD. Airline companies are now competing and making more effort [&hellip

A Link Between Brain And The Immune System To Fight Autism

A Link Between Brain And The Immune System To Fight Autism

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

A child with ASD who has recurrent infections or GI (Gastrointestinal) problems should be checked for evaluation. The immune system may have a link to her/his autism. Please find below a set of 6 presentations: “The Immunological Symposium at UC Davis Mind Institute by Autism Research Institute.” The research is discussing on the molecular level [&hellip

Have You Planned For Your Child’s Summer Break Yet? (Part 2)

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

As discussed in Have You Planned For Your Child’s Summer Break Yet? Part 1, having a daily schedule is pivotal to maintain a balanced life for your child and yourself. The only difference now is, that you are privileged to be the master and designer of this schedule. Tips By now, your child has come [&hellip

Stanford University Looking For Children With Autism

Stanford University Looking For Children With Autism

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

For parents who are willing to have their children participate in a 12-week research. An autism research at the “Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research” to study how brain function behaves with changes. Read the full article here. Enjoy the autism song “Not So Different”. nadia shanab

Tantrums, Irritability, Self-Injury, Depression, And Anxiety Are Not Symptoms Of Autism

Tantrums, Irritability, Self-Injury, Depression, And Anxiety Are Not Symptoms Of Autism

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

Symptoms like tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, and anxiety were found to have biological, mechanistic basis. Sometimes the same symptoms are attributed to autism, among the other conventional signs (like repetitive behavior, poor social, speech, and communication skills). A research done at University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, and [&hellip