The Value of Contributing This December

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This month you will view many videos, read a number of articles and scroll past endless advertisements all pointing in the direction of the same destination. A common goal; to raise money for additional funding in 2017. We are aware … Continue reading

Specialized Art

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At Shema Kolainu, our music and arts program is extremely important to our children and teachers. It serves as a form of expression and communication when words are not always available. We encourage our students to create moments and connect … Continue reading

How much interest do autistic people have in social information?

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According to the Society for Neuroscience annual meting in San Diego this year, autistic children are fixed on their own interests that they don’t pay mind on social information. In other words, children with autism fail to develop social skills … Continue reading

How to Stop Wandering: Some Tips for Parents

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Being a parent to autistic child is challenging but their love does miracles. Every child and every case is special and unique. Of course, parents have already surfed the Internet and other resources, including books, phone apps to help them … Continue reading

How seasons influence the risk of developing autism in children?

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Winter is a magical season… We usually wait for the holiday and for the presents, no matter how old we are. We start to believe in all good things, believe that this season will be special, our dreams will come … Continue reading

Playgrounds For Children With Autism

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Parents of autistic children know how difficult it could be to spend time with their children on regular local playgrounds. Children with autism have communication, interaction,and motor movement issues; even innocent play on the playground can turn into a real … Continue reading

Taking anti-depressants during pregnancy provokes ASD

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Pregnancy is a beautiful and stressful time for every woman. As we are all unique, our bodies and psychology react to this condition in a unique way. Moms know that alcohol, Tylenol, viral infections can influence on the fetuses’ development … Continue reading

Calming Bottles: What is it and Why it’s good?

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Got inspired by an Instagram post about sensory or calming bottles from @autism_superpower and decided to tell our readers why this “calm down” bottle is good and how to do it yourself or together with children. Certainly, there are a … Continue reading

Weighted Blanket: What Is It & How To Make It?

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Difficulty communicating is one of the first signs of autism. Social, communicating and language skills develop differently and more slowly in children with autism in comparison to “regular” children. Autism can be diagnosed at as early as 18 months old. … Continue reading

Myths And Facts About Autism

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Human psychology is a weird thing… We are not afraid of the darkness itself, but afraid of what could be hidden in it. We are not afraid of height but we are afraid to be fallen and die. When you … Continue reading