Autism and hospital visits, how to prepare for success

It’s never fun, especially when it is an emergency and you haven’t had time to prepare.  I recently had to spend a few nights in the emergency department with my son. The first night was out of town, in a Read More …

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Raising Autism Awareness in African Countries

Autism awareness ribbon

Autism awareness in Zimbabwe, like in many African countries, is very low.  This is true not only amongst the general population but also amongst professionals who should be trusted to provide guidance to parents about their child’s development. When children Read More …

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Proud Special Needs Mama Moments in 2016

Dr Sazini- Canoes near a lake

Today, on this last day of 2016, I look back at the year that is just about to end. What a difference a year makes! I am filled with pride at the many things my two boys, who have autism Read More …

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Autism in Africans

Crying Black woman

  I can still remember the man’s exact words: “how can I tell them, they wouldn’t understand”. They, were his brother and family members living elsewhere in Canada. What he couldn’t tell them was that his son had autism. I Read More …

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Build Self Confidence in Children with Autism

Child raking leaves in the Fall/Autumn

Many children need help building their confidence and self-esteem. Children with special needs face even more challenges in this area.  I use the following strategies tobuild self-confidence in my two boys with autism: Play Giving them responsibilities Celebrating their talents Read More …

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