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Kids with Autism Can Learn to Detect Lies and Respond to Bullies

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A new research study found that children with autism can be trained to aquire the social cognitive skills that would help them detect when people are lying to them. Spectrum children can also be trained to respond to bullies and protect their posessions. Parents’ concerns formed an important input for researcher to complete this study.

A New Definition of Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

In my opinion, this is the best definition of autism I have ever heard. A young autistic woman from the U.K. described having autism like having a “different operating system“. Can we run a Mac on windows operating system? When are people going to admit that having ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is “a way of

What Does “Cure” Means to Parents?

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A very insightful article in the the British “Guardian” newspaper, what parents of children with autism think about a cure. Some parents are very realistic, others are in denial. How does the media participate in helping/discouraging parents. Cure? Therapy? What is the most important support, resources do parents need? Read what parents say here: www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/01/parents-children-autism-cure

The Morgan Autism Conference

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Three Valuable Things I Have Learned at The Morgan Autism Conference I was invited to attend the 11th Morgan Autism Center Conference, www.morgancenter.org, which took place on the 22nd of September. This conference focuses on social cognition, communication, and transitions from childhood to adulthood and is attended by parents, educators and professionals dealing with autism.

The Siblings of An Autistic Child

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

I am going to talk about a very common mistake many parents of children with autism get caught/trapped into. If the siblings of a child with autism happen to be typically developed (neuro-typical), they usually grow up in an atmosphere different than their peers with typically developed siblings. Having a member of the family with autism,

Where Should I Place My Child?

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

You don’t know which placement is best for your child? Don’t worry! There is a whole system and a team responsible and devoted  to find the best placement for your child. By placement I mean the program and the class that best fits your child’s needs. Know Your Rights In case you do not know