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Ramadan with an Autistic Child

Ramadan with an Autistic Child

In this counseling answer: •To draw out of your son his sense of things having to do with fasting. You have to craft a lesson that speaks directly to his ways of hearing things, of interacting with you, and of learning. •The most important part of this process is that it is his process, not yours. …

Is Homeschooling a Good Option for My Autistic Child?

 In this counseling answer: •If you decide to homeschool your child, I suggest that you: Get yourself into a support group with other mothers who have children with autism; •Get help with the housework; •Utilize an established homeschool organization that provides help and support to families who are homeschooling their autistic children. •And see if …

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

Fatimah chats with a brave mother, Umm Ali, who relates her powerful and touching journey of both her sons being diagnosed with autism. Umm Ali’s journey with autism began in early 2010 when her second son was born. Her eldest son was just little over 14 months old. In hindsight, it was an extremely overwhelming …

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A Negative Husband and an Autistic Son

 In this counseling answer: •Islam permits separation between a man and woman under all such circumstances where the man becomes abusive and is not willing to change. •My last piece of advice to you is to show him your question and my answer to it. See how he reacts. Beg him to help you and …

Autistic Brother Has Destroyed Our Life

Autistic Brother Has Destroyed Our Life

In this counseling answer: • When people behave in an unacceptable manner, the best thing to do is to try and see things from their perspective. • You may also find that support groups are available online. • Work with him to identify triggers; The key is to get to the root of the problem …

Autism

A Son With Two Forms of Autism

In this counseling answer: “You can join one of these online support groups and find people that you can connect with. I am part of a number of Yahoo groups, and I find that they are all different so you have to try out a few and see which one “fits” you. Some are useful …

With Asperger’s Syndrome, I’m Scared to Get Married

With Asperger’s Syndrome, I’m Scared to Get Married

In this counseling answer: • Evaluate your career interests and direction. Seek out a career specialist if needed. Design a timeline to share with your fiancée. Talk to your therapist if you feel you need a different approach to therapy.  Invite your fiancée to a therapy session to educate her about borderline personality disorder as …

UK Mosque Hosts Autism Support Session

GLOUCESTER – Khadijah Mosque and Islamic center in Gloucester, the UK, opened its doors in the weekend to hold a support session for the Peterborough National Autistic Society. “It’s been a pleasure working with the members of the Khadija mosque,” Nazreen Bibi, branch chair of Peterborough National Autistic Society told Peterborough Today on April 15. …

Addressing Autism Gains Momentum in the East

Addressing Autism Gains Momentum in the East

Most people relate autism to Dustin Hoffman’s eponymous portrayal of an autistic savant in the acclaimed Hollywood hit Rain Man. The reality is that autistic savants make up only one percent of the autism spectrum disorder. Experts in the field say that although the movie gives a good characterization of autism, what it shows is …

Autism

Autism and Natural Healing

Autism is a life-long developmental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to interact with the surrounding world.



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