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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

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

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

“Everyday Life with Autism” Is Now on Sale $4.99

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Today is the International Autism Awareness Day. I would like to seize the opportunity and share in raising awareness about autism. My book is now sold on iTunes, Kindle-Amazon, and Nook for $4.99 only. If you are interested in a hard copy its is also available for $14.99 instead of $19.99 from my webstore or [&hellip

Awareness Day

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Autsim Speaks published a great article to summerize the most important things about autism we didn’t know a year ago. Read the article here: www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/ten-important-things-we-know-about-autism-today-–-we-didn’t-know-year-ago As an educator working with kids with autism I feel obligated to tell the parents the following: 1- I have seen kids making a great progress over the years, and [&hellip

World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Being different doesn’t imply being inferior. It is okay to be different. If you are a new visitor to my blog, I say to you: “Welcome, you came here on the right time, because this is a special article dedicated to summarize the topic of autism and try to raise awareness and advocate for individuals [&hellip

Tips to Maximize Learning Time

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Dear Parents, This message is not aiming to burden you further with more efforts or worries. It is rather a call for co-operation with school to get the best out of the time your child spends in school. Here are some simple tips that can save you and the educators a huge amount of time [&hellip

Tips to Help Teens with Sensory Issues

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

It is much easier to deal with sensory issues in younger children with ASD wether at home or in classrooms. Wearing headphones and typical weighted vest is much less tolerated in junior high or high school. How can you help your teenager with ASD? Tips 1- To relieve stress, replace the figity objects with stress [&hellip

The 16 th Annual Paraeducators Conference (April 10-12)

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

For paraeducators who wish to learn more, here are the classes and workshops offered in this conference: members.csea.com/cseaMail/attmentuploads/cml_1212_1.pdf The 16th Annual Paraeducator Conference is coming up April 10-12, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Attached is a registration brochure offering a tentative list of classes available to attendees. While this cutting-edge conference has always [&hellip