A Message to Parents

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Reminder: Temple Grandin Today on A Show

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Watch and Ask Temple Grandin today in the interactive show on autism-live.com Read more about the show here: autism-tips.com/?p=1668 nadia shanab

Article in San Jose Mercury News

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

The article back-to-school has been published in the San Jose Mercury News online and the Cupertino Courier on Friday August 30 How to prepare autistic students to the school year. Nadia Shanab

A Useful Organizational Tool, “On-Task On-Time”

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

A mother with four kids (a triplets plus one) came up with a great invention that helped her have a more peaceful and disciplined life. She created a special timer-like device with 3 different routines to keep the kids “on-task on-time”. She had several parents of children with autism who have had success with her [&hellip

“Back-to-School” Article in San Jose Mercury News

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

The article: “Is Your Child with ASD Ready for a New School Year” was published in the San Jose Mercury News online and the Cupertino Courier community newspaper. Please find the article below. bit.ly/SbrYa

Back–to-School! Is Your Child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) Ready?

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Soon classrooms will open their doors to welcome their new and returning students. One of the most common traits of autism is the love for sameness and rigidity. Individuals with autism fear changing their routine and experiencing new situations. The outcome of a new experience is unpredictable. Routine activities, on the other hand is guaranteed [&hellip

A Great Learning Opportunity

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Summer is round the corner. This is an excellent time to expose ASD children to the outdoor settings and experiences. The open settings can bring about what the children cannot express naturally in classrooms or at home. Nature is one of the richest resources for learning opportunities. When we are close to nature, we are [&hellip

A Tip for Easier Transitions

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Rigidity and intolerance is one of the autism most common traits. Sometimes it is hard for children with autism to switch from one activity to another. Children with autism usually have OCD’s (Obssessive Compulsive Disorders) that are very hard to fight or eleminate. So, while they are so focused and “obsessed” with a task at [&hellip

Back-to-School Preparation

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

As a child, I always loved this time of the year. Nevertheless, it always came with some apprehension and some stress. The idea of being in a new class, having new teachers, new classmates, or even going to a new school, was a little bit unsettling. I didn’t know what to expect. In particular, the [&hellip

How to Deal with Temper Tantrum

How to Deal with Temper Tantrum

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

What is temper tantrum? It is a negative attention seeking that the child resorts to, in order to communicate his frustration in a socially inappropriate way. Usually the child’s frustration arises when a need or a desire hasn’t been met. Temper tantrum is a form of meltdown among many, like aggression, running off, screaming, and [&hellip

A Message to The Parents

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

We all know how tiring, exhausting, and sometimes draining life can be, if you have a child or more than one on the autism spectrum. In this post I would like to suggest some ideas for parents that might help them have a better-balanced life. Your daily schedule is so busy, and your child always [&hellip