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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

Ask Temple Grandin on Monday’s Show March 4, 2013

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

You may submit your questions to Temple Grandin durning the INTERACTIVE show on autism-live.com on Monday, March 4, 2013. Mark the date. Read more about the show here: autism-tips.com/?p=1668 nadia shanab

Inspiring Autism Story

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Listen to Christian Woempner, and adult with autism, talking about his success story. He gives advice to parents of children newly diagnosed with autism, as well as younger people who just learned about their diagnosis. The unlocking of his speech has changed his life. He tells his story very briefly since he was a little [&hellip

Asperger’s vs. High Functioning Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

What is the difference? Unlike high-functioning autism, individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome didn’t have delayed speech in their early childhood. To the contrary, they can be very eloquent and fluent in their speech. In addition, they have no problem making eye-contact. They also didn’t necessarily have delayed cognitive development. However, they share some autistic traits with typically [&hellip

Maternal Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertention Associated with Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

An important research ran by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found a link between maternal diabetes and children born with ASD and other developmental disorders. Mothers who were obese are 67% more likely to have children with ASD as the normal-weighted mothers withe no diabetes or hypertention, and more than twice to have a child [&hellip

Questions and Answers

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Some parents are e-mailing me some questions and I would like to share the answers with everyone. Question 1: About Echolalia How can I stop my child from repeating after me word to word? Answer to question 1 Echolalia is one of the most common signs of autism. The child repeats after a person whatever [&hellip

All What An Assistive Dogs Can Bring To The Family

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

The proverb says: The dog is man’s best friend. Dogs are loyal and they love their masters unconditionally (I prefer to use the word masters over owners). They communicate without language, and understand the body language. If your child doesn’t talk or has poor verbal skills she/he can still have a social life. A dog would be a close friend, [&hellip

A Simple Tip to Improve Speech

A Simple Tip to Improve Speech

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

I learned this technique from a great speech pathologist. She recommended it to be used for an autistic boy with very poor speech and verbal skills. She gave me a binder full of pictures (around thirty pictures). The pictures were simple, colorful with large details. The pictures should also appeal to the children. The technique worked [&hellip