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Autism is a complex biological disorder characterised by difficulties with speech; abnormalities of posture or gesture; problems with understanding the feelings of others; sensory and visual misperceptions, fears and anxieties; and behavioural abnormalities such as compulsive/obsessive behaviour and ritualistic movements. The National Autistic Society estimates that more than half a million people have autism in the UK with four times more boys than girls affected.

No single cause has been established, although genetic and environmental factors are implicated. There is growing evidence that nutritional therapy can really make a big difference to children with autism. Many have severely disrupted digestion, so restoring balance in the gut is a key focus for nutritional therapy. Also important is balancing blood sugar, checking for brain-polluting heavy metals, excluding food additives, identifying food allergies and possible nutrient deficiencies, and ensuring an optimal intake of essential fats.

Read on for more information on how autism can be influenced by nutrition.

Nutrition and Autism: What Works

Improve digestion

Many parents of autistic children report that their child received repeated or prolonged courses of antibiotic drugs for ear or other respiratory infections during their first year, before the diagnosis of autism. Broad-spectrum antibiotics kill good as well as bad bacteria in the gut, and this may be why autistic children commonly have bowel irregularities.

So if your child has autism, restoring a healthy gut is vital. You can start simply, by supplementing digestive enzymes, and giving probiotics to restore the balance of gut bacteria. Both measures help heal the digestive tract and promote normal absorption, and have produced positive clinical results in autistic children.

Where’s the evidence? Search our evidence database and enter ‘digestion’ and ‘autism’ into the search field for a summary of studies that demonstrate a link between digestive problems and autism.

Side effects? None reported

Contraindications with medication? Further courses of antibiotics will eliminate beneficial gut bacteria, so will need to be replenished.

Key Action:

Take a probiotic: key to digestion is having balanced gut ecology. This means plenty of beneficial gut flora and lower levels of the non-beneficial strains. Since many children’s gut flora becomes imbalanced due to lack of breast-feeding or antibiotic use, it is usually necessary to supplement probiotics – beneficial gut bacteria. The most important strains are Lactobacillus Acidophillus and Bifidobacter. Saccharomyces boulardii while technically a yeast, not a bacteria, is another important strain that should be present in the gut, particularly if low levels of Secretory IgA (SIgA) are found in a saliva test.

Supplement with digestive enzymes: Digestive enzymes provide assistance by helping to break down food making the nutrients more available for absorption and relieving the strain on the digestive system while it recovers. The amino acid glutamine is an important gut healing nutrient but may be contraindicated in autism because some autistics have protein deamination problems leading to production of ammonia which doesn’t mix well with glutamine.

Balance blood sugar

There is much overlap between ADH/hyperactivity and autism, so for autistic children who show signs of hyperactivity, improving blood sugar balance is a must.

Dietary studies consistently reveal that hyperactive children eat more sugar than other children 4 . Other research has confirmed that the problem is not sugar itself but the forms it comes in, the absence of a well-balanced diet overall, and abnormal glucose metabolism. A study of 265 hyperactive children found that more than three-quarters of them displayed abnormal glucose tolerance, – that is, their bodies were less able to handle sugar intake and maintain balanced blood sugar levels.

In any case, when a child is regularly snacking on refined carbohydrates, sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, juices and little or no fibre to slow the glucose absorption, the levels of glucose in their blood will seesaw continually and trigger wild fluctuations in their levels of activity, concentration, focus and behaviour. These, of course, will not help any child’s brain function.

Where’s the evidence? Search our evidence database and enter ‘sugar’ and ‘autism’ into the search field for a summary of studies that demonstrate the effect of blood sugar imbalance on autism.

Side effects? None reported

Contraindications with medication? Diabetes medication should be closely monitored since dosages may need to be lowered.

Key Action:

Cut out sugar and all sources of sugar. Eat only unrefined carbohydrates and ensure these are combined with protein and plenty of fibre to further slow the sugar release. Avoid stimulants, even apparently ‘natural’ ones.

Increase omega 3 fats

Deficiencies in essential fats are common in people with autism. Research by Dr Gordon Bell at Stirling University has shown that some autistic children have an enzymatic defect that removes essential fats from brain cell membranes more quickly than it should. This means that an autistic child is likely to need a higher intake of essential fats than the average. And it has been found that supplementing EPA, which can slow the activity of the defective enzyme, has clinically improved behaviour, mood, imagination, spontaneous speech, sleep patterns and focus of autistic children.

Where’s the evidence? Search our evidence database and enter ‘omegas’ and ‘autism’ into the search field for a summary of studies that demonstrate the effect of essential fats on autism.

Side effects? Rarely causes loose stools in sensitive individuals if you start on too high a dose.

Contraindications with medication? Essential fats may have a ‘blood-thinning’ effect and should not be mixed with ‘blood thinning’ medication.

Key Action:

Eat fish at least twice a week, seeds on most days and supplementing omega 3 fish oils. Look for a supplement that contains EPA, DHA and GLA.

The best fish for EPA, the type of omega 3 fat that’s been most thoroughly researched are: mackerel (1,400mg per 100g/3oz), herring/kipper (1,000mg), sardines (1,000mg), fresh (not tinned) tuna (900mg), anchovy (900mg), salmon(800mg), trout (500mg). Tuna, being high in mercury is best eaten not more than twice a month.

The best seeds are flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. Flax seeds are so small they are best ground and sprinkled on cereal. Alternatively, use flax seed oil, for example in salad dressings. While technically providing omega 3 only about 5% of the type of omega 3 (alpha linolenic acid) in these seeds is converted in your body into EPA.

Increase vitamins and minerals

We have known since the 1970s that a nutritional approach can help autism, thanks to the pioneering research by Dr Bernard Rimland of the Institute for Child Behaviour Research in San Diego, California. He showed that vitamin B6, C and magnesium supplements significantly improved symptoms in autistic children. In one of his early studies back in 1978, 12 out of 16 autistic children improved, then regressed when the vitamins were swapped for placebos 9 . In the decades following Dr Rimland’s study, many other researchers have also reported positive results with this approach.

Still others have, however, failed to confirm positive outcomes with certain nutrients. For example, a French study of 60 autistic children found they improved significantly on a combination of vitamin B6 and magnesium, but not when either nutrient was supplemented alone 11 . This study shows how important it is to get the balance of these nutrients right. It’s likely to be different for each child.

B6 in particular may help, in part because many children with autism or learning difficulties have pyroluria, a condition in which, for genetic reasons, high levels of compounds called kryptopyrroles are excreted in the urine, causing a deficiency of zinc and vitamin B6. All children on the autistic spectrum should be screened for pyroluria. This involves a simple and inexpensive urine test for kryptopyrroles and supplementing with appropriate levels of B6 and zinc, which have brought about remarkable improvements.

Paediatrician Mary Megson from Richmond, Virginia, believes that many autistic children are lacking in vitamin A. Otherwise known as retinol, vitamin A is essential for vision. It is also vital for building healthy cells in the gut and brain.

The best sources of vitamin A are breast milk, organ meats, milk fat, fish and cod liver oil, none of which are prevalent in our diets. Instead, we have formula milk, fortified food and multivitamins, many of which contain altered forms of retinol such as retinyl palmitate, which doesn’t work as well as the fish or animal-derived retinol. Megson began speculating what might happen if these children weren’t getting enough natural vitamin A 12 .

She realised that not only would this affect the integrity of the digestive tract, potentially leading to allergies. It would also affect the development of their brains, and disturb their vision. Both brain differences and visual defects have been detected in autistic children. The visual defects, Megson deduced, were an important clue because lack of vitamin A would mean poor black and white vision, a symptom often seen in the relatives of autistic children. If you can’t see black and white, you can’t see shadows. And without that you lose the ability to perceive three-dimensionality. This in turn leaves you less able to make sense of people’s expressions, which could explain why some autistic children tend not to look straight at you. They look at you sideways. Long thought to be a sign of poor socialisation, this sideways technique may in fact be the best way for them to see people’s expressions, because there are more black and white light receptors at the edge of the visual field than in the middle.

Where’s the evidence? Search our evidence database andenter ‘vitamins’ or ‘minerals’ or ‘nutrients’ or ‘retinol’ and ‘autism’ into the search field for a summary of studies that demonstrate the effect of these nutrients on autism.

Side effects? High doses of any nutrient (even water) can be toxic so it’s best to only use high doses under qualified supervision. However, usual over-the-counter doses of vitamins and minerals are very safe.

Contraindications with medication? None reported

Key Action:

Eat a diet rich in whole foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains is naturally higher in vitamins and minerals. Avoid processed foods that have had many nutrients removed.

Avoid food allergies

One of the most significant contributing factors in autism appears to be undesirable foods and chemicals that often reach the brain via the bloodstream because of faulty digestion and absorption. Much of the impetus for recognising the importance of dietary intervention has come from parents who’ve noticed vast improvements in their children after changing their diets.

The strongest direct evidence of foods linked to autism involves wheat and dairy, and the specific proteins they contain – namely, gluten and casein. These are difficult to digest and, especially if introduced too early in life, may result in an allergy. Fragments of these proteins, called peptides, can have big impacts in the brain. They can act directly in the brain by mimicking the body’s own natural opioids (such as the enkephalins or endorphins), and so are sometimes called ‘exorphins’. Or they can disable the enzymes that would break down these naturally occurring compounds.

In either case, the consequence is an increase in opioid activity, leading to many symptoms we describe as autism. Researchers at the Autism Research Unit at Sunderland University have found increased levels of these peptides in the blood and urine of children with autism.

Exorphin peptides are derived from incompletely digested proteins, particularly food containing gluten and casein. One of these, called IAG and derived from gluten in wheat, has been detected in 80 per cent of autistic patients. So the first problem is the poor digestion of proteins. A lack of sufficient zinc and vitamin B6 could contribute to this, as both are essential for proper stomach acid production and protein digestion, yet are often deficient in autistic children with pyroluria, as we mention above.

There are many anecdotal reports of dramatic improvements in children with autism from parents who removed casein (milk protein) and gluten (the protein in wheat, barley, rye and oats) from their diet. Dr Robert Cade, professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Florida, has observed that as levels of peptides in the blood decrease, the symptoms of autism decrease. ‘If [levels of peptides] can be reduced to normal range,’ he says, ‘we typically see dramatic improvements.’

If you decide to go down this route with your child, you’ll need to take a go-slow approach. The Autism Research Unit at Sunderland University recommends a gradual withdrawal of foods, waiting three weeks after the removal of dairy foods (casein) before removing wheat, oats, barley and rye (gluten) from the diet. Initially, your child may go through ‘withdrawal’ and their symptoms may get worse for a bit.

Keep a food diary and note your child’s behaviours and symptoms alongside all the foods they’re eating. This can help to identify which of the usual suspects they are sensitive to – citrus fruits, chocolate, artificial food colourings, salicylates, eggs, tomatoes, avocados, aubergine, red peppers, soya and corn. But remember, most of the foods in this list contain valuable nutrients, too, so you’ll have to ensure that they are replaced rather than just removed. This entire process is best done under the guidance of a nutritional therapist.

Where’s the evidence? Search our evidence database and enter ‘allergies’ and ‘autism’ into the search field for a summary of studies that demonstrate the effect of food allergies on autism.

Side effects? A possible slight worsening of symptoms if changes are made too quickly. Any major changes to the diet are should be supervised by a qualified nutritional therapist experienced in this area.

Contraindications with medication? None reported

Key Action:

Consider testing your child for IgE and IgG food allergies and avoid those foods to which they test allergic. Alternatively, consider pursuing a wheat and dairy free diet which has proven helpful for some, but not all, autistic children. However we recommend you do so under medical supervision, or supervision of a dietician or nutritional therapist to ensure that suitable replacement foods are included that ensure your child achieves optimal nutrition.

References

1. Williams BL et al.(2011) Impaired carbohydrate digestion and transport and mucosal dysbiosis in the intestines of children with autism and gastrointestinal disturbances. PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24585.

3. M. A. Brudnak, ‘Application of genomeceuticals to the molecular and immunological aspects of autism’, Medical Hypotheses, Vol 57(2), 2001, pp. 186-91

4. R. J. Prinz et al., ‘Dietary correlates of hyperactive behaviour in children, J Consulting Clin Psychol, Vol 48, 1980, pp. 760-69

5. L. Langseth and J. Dowd, ‘Glucose tolerance and hyperkinesis’, Fd Cosmet Toxicol, Vol 16, 1978, p.129

6. S. Vancassel et al., ‘Plasma fatty acid levels in autistic children’, Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, Vol 65, 2001, pp. 1-7

7. J. G. Bell et al., ‘Red blood cell fatty acid compositions in a patient with autism spectrum disorder: a characteristic abnormality in neurodevelopmental disorders?’, Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, Vol 63(1-2), 2000, pp. 21-5

8. J. G. Bell, Fatty acid deficiency and phospholipase A2 in autistic spectrum disorders, workshop report, St Anne’s College, Oxford, September 2001

9. B. Rimland et al., ‘The effect of high doses of vitamin B6 on autistic children: A double-blind crossover study’, Am J Psychiatry, Vol 135(4), 1978, pp. 472-5

10. S. I. Pfeiffer et al., ‘Efficacy of vitamin B6 and magnesium in the treatment of autism: A methodology review and summary of outcomes’, J Autism Dev Disord, Vol 25(5), p1995, pp. 481-93

11. J. Martineau et al., ‘Vitamin B6, magnesium, and combined B6-Mg: Therapeutic effects in childhood autism’, Biol Psychiatry, Vol 20(5), 1985, pp. 467-78

12. M. Megson, ‘Is autism a G-Alpha protein defect reversible with natural vitamin A?’, Medical Hypotheses, Vol 54(6), 2000, pp. 979-983

13. Paul Whiteley, the Sunderland University Autism Unit, ‘The Biology of Autism – Unravelled’ presentation given at the Autism Unravelled Conference, London, May 2001

14. Paul Whitely et al., ‘A gluten free diet as an intervention for autism and associated disorders: Preliminary findings’, Autism: International J of Research and Practice, Vol 3, 1999, pp. 45-65

15. Paul Whitely et al., ‘A gluten free diet as an intervention for autism and associated disorders: Preliminary findings’, Autism: International J of Research and Practice, 1999

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16. J. Robert Cade, University of Florida Department of Medicine and Physiology, at www.panix.com/

17. M. Ash and E. Gilmore, Modifying autism through functional nutrition, paper given at Allergy Research Group conference, London, January 2001

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My Autistic Muslim Child

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Asalaam Aleikum everyone, and welcome to this blog.

I am a mother of a wonderful 6 year old autistic boy and a 7 year old wonderful “typical” girl.

My family took it very hard when Amin was diagnosed with Autism, but we came to terms with it, and we have accepted Allah’s decree . There is goodness in everything, we just have to recognize it and make the best of it. Alhamdulillah, I am so fortunate to have such an understanding, a wonderful community here in Orlando who supports me and my children, overlooking some of the little misbehavior my little boy might have time to time. I have not encountered any judgmental attitudes from anyone because of his autism.

Since his diagnosis, I have met many Muslim sisters, and received many emails from so many places around the world from Muslim parents of autistic children. Those emails and conversations were full of despair, hopelessness and confusion.

One question I was always asked, “do you take your son out into the public? How do you cope with the cruelty of the society?” “Do you fear that muslims will judge him or not accept him?”

Yes, I take my son everywhere, to as many age appropriate events that are available in the area, or wherever I might be.

And my answer to the other questions was, and insha’Allah always will be, “NO, NO AND NO. ”

Then I realized that I needed to do something to show my fellow Muslim parents that autism is part of our lives, and that we should accept Allah’s decree, and move forward. We continue to make du’a for him to outgrow this condition, and we have the greatest of hope and trust in Allah that He will continue to show us amazing things from this amazing child who is special in so many ways.

So here is this blog, I hope you will find some useful information here, and if you have any questions we can discuss it so other may benefit from it as well.

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I’m producing a movie on autism called “The United States of Autism”. We’re traveling around the nation interviewing 20 families from all walks of life in 5 first languages discussing their world of autism. We’re almost finished in the Pepsi Refresh contest to win funding for the movie, and I am looking for a Muslim family to feature in the film. I’m looking for a family that not only is affected, but that has a positive outlook, perhaps active in their community, and has a great story. I have an information form for parents to fill out to qualify, as we have to choose based on a number of factors. Feel free to e-mail me for more information, and I look forward to highlighting another wonderful part of the autism community. Thank you.

By: Richard Everts on March 24, 2010
at 2:22 pm

I am a mother of an autistic girl who is 23 years old. we have had many ups and downs and hard roads to corss and still facing challenging behaviors everyday. I like to know more about your film and send me an application if you think she may qualify for what you are looking for. I only want to do this to benefit others in any way.
thank you.

By: Madiha on February 25, 2014
at 8:12 pm

the movie was done and now it is available on Amazon. i am sure at that time she would of qualified since they wanted to show autism in different views. IA there will be another chance that she can contribute . Thank you for your comment.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on February 28, 2014
at 3:23 am

Thank you for your comment. I sent you an email and I am looking forward to speak with you

By: myautisticmuslimchild on March 24, 2010
at 9:51 pm

YAY. I hope you get to tell your story to the world.

By: nikki torres on March 25, 2010
at 10:58 am

May Allah continue to reward you for all that you do sis! You truly are a gem! 🙂

By: Ayan on June 22, 2010
at 9:31 am

Salaams, just stumbled across your blog and thought I’d echo the praise on the great work. I’m recently finding solace in our Muslim community regarding autism. I’ve enjoyed all your posts immensely.

By: Rozeena on August 29, 2010
at 9:29 pm

wswrwb, Alhamdulillah,
Inshaallah if you have any suggestion what you would like to hear about please let me know. I try to accommodate everyone’s needs as much as possible. I hope you will be a regular reader here InshaAllah

By: myautisticmuslimchild on August 29, 2010
at 10:14 pm

Masha Allah – am I glad to come across your website:) I hope to learn so much from you Insha Allah

By: nafees ahmad on September 3, 2010
at 1:46 pm

Asalamalikum sister.
I recently found out that my 3 year old son has autisum. I was very tenced and sacred after readying ur blocks I got stenth I am still counfuced what to do but I am working hard I have second also boy baby is their any chane of even him getting this problem plz help me and pray for my son I am from India

By: Seema rahim on October 21, 2014
at 2:49 pm

ws , It is not easy to hear that your child is autistic. But once you get the diagnosis it is a new start, and at least you know what to do and what type of help your child need. there is a research that say that if one child in the family has autism it is possible others in the same family have autism. I have to tell you I know many families with multiple kids and they have child with this disorder and non of the others have any issues. It is possible, and it is also possible to have another ASD child. You do not know, as no one knows what is the cause of autism.
We are all scared and get very nervous, but in reality we know we have to be level headed to help our kids in the best way. If you have a good family support please use them to help you in any way they can. if you do not have family support find an online support group and maybe a support group in your area.
I am here as well if you have any questions or if you just need to talk.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 2, 2014
at 1:23 pm

Salaams sis. I just moved to Florida from New Jersey. It’s great to see that you have a supportive community because I know how hard it can be. I think that you are a mentally strong mother because raising an Autistic child is a very hard job. Keep up the good work.

By: gladys ewell on November 19, 2010
at 12:45 am

wswrwb Gladys, welcome to the sunshine state. If you are around the Orlando please look me up, so we can meet.I can give you a few ideas about this place and what to do.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on November 19, 2010
at 10:44 am

Dear Sister,
I pray for blessings on you and your children. You are a wonderful, good hearted mother, and I am sure you will be looked on favourably. I believe that all children are a gift from the One who created us, and that the children who are born with challenges are given to the parents who are given an opportunity to show the Lord’s love to the world, and show that where there is is love, and acceptance – there can be healing. My children are autistic, and I was told when they were small, when they could not talk and misbehaved very badly in public that there was no hope for them! God’s patience and blessing has proved those who judge to be wrong! My children are now speaking, reading, going to a regular school, and are very intelligent, creative and polite and respectful. Dear Sister, please persist in your message of hope. Women are the way that the Lord will use to help heal this planet. May God shine his glory on your life and bless you and your family immensely. I pray that through your message, many will be blessed and give praise, and be hopeful. May the Lord bless you dear sister, and use your voice to reach the many. May Jesus truly bless you and keep you safe, and pour many blessings on your family, and may you have many blessed descendants and be prosperous in all your ways. Thankyou for sharing your story of hope. I am truly thankful for your sharing.

By: Lori Woodward on December 5, 2010
at 3:22 am

thank you for your kind comment. God bless you!

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 5, 2010
at 11:09 pm

you’ve gotten a terrific weblog here! would you prefer to make some invite posts on my blog?

By: Single Mother Scholarships on January 20, 2011
at 8:46 pm

Just wanna input on few general things, The website style is perfect, the content is very great : D.

By: Delfina Crotzer on February 9, 2011
at 6:54 pm

Keep functioning ,great job!

By: Arline Erickson on February 10, 2011
at 8:05 pm

thank you for your comment. Hope to see you back here again. My intention was to help out in the community, to make people see they are not alone in this journey. We need to stick together to raise these wonderful kids.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on February 13, 2011
at 10:09 pm

I have been reading your posts for the last couple of hours, and it all has been very informative and well written. I did want to let you understand that for some reason this post doesn’t appear to work in Internet Explorer. On a side note, I was wondering if you wanted to swap blogroll links? I hope to hear from you soon!

By: Andrew Joseph on February 24, 2011
at 4:26 pm

I’ve been following your posts for a year or so now and am so glad you are making this information available to the muslim community. We’re doing some research into cultural differences in perceptions of autism across the globe. We’ve developed an online survey and translated it into 20 languages and are sending it around the planet for Autism Awareness Day from here http://www.relatetoautism.com/world_autism_views
I’d love to talk to you directly about this work as we seem to have many overlapping interests. Thanks for all you are doing.

By: Kat Houghton on March 24, 2011
at 9:15 pm

I am sending you an email regarding this.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on March 24, 2011
at 9:47 pm

Good work. Do you know Dr A. Majid Katme, MBBCh, DPM (medical doctor)
Spokesman, Islamic Medical Association (UK)?

By: ChildHealthSafety on April 19, 2011
at 12:44 pm

Thank you, Actually I do not know him. Is he active with autism project?

By: myautisticmuslimchild on April 19, 2011
at 9:08 pm

hi, i feel so happy i stumbled upon you.i have an autistic 31/2 yr old and i am doing everything to help him inshaAllah.i have tried to make keffie but havnt succeded yet but will keeep tryin.salam

By: jamila on July 26, 2011
at 9:04 am

ws Jamila, glad you are here, if yu have whole foods near by they selling the kefir and it is reasonable. I am still making my own, and he seem to get used to it, we all are. Never give up hope. Your little one is still very young so much can be done the young kids.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on July 26, 2011
at 7:31 pm

thank you for your reply,
i live in nigeria…..my husband visits the us alot,he can bring some back for me….how long can it stay?
yes alot can be done inshaAllah an i am doing all i can.
love to ur family….salamu aliakum

By: jameelah on July 27, 2011
at 3:50 am

well , i am not sure if that would even work. You can order the starter kit from bodyecology, and if you have access to young green coconut than you can make it at home. it is very easy and if you need the recipe i can send it to you inshaallah..
I am so happy to see how wonderfully you taking care of your son, and want everything to do for him to get better. may Allah reward you for all your effort and bless you and your family in this life and the hereafter…ameen

By: myautisticmuslimchild on July 27, 2011
at 8:56 pm

Thank you for your beautiful and inspiring blog. I really enjoy reading it and have it as one of my favourites.

To celebrate blogs like yours (Autism Parents) I have put started a weekly bloglink at http://www.athomemum.com/blog/category/autism-awareness/life-on-the-spectrum/

If you are interested I would love to be able to share your posts with other Autism parents.

By: Bronwyn on August 13, 2011
at 5:43 am

thank you for your visit, please include the post in your blog. I visited and subscribed to your blog as well. really enjoyed to read it.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on August 13, 2011
at 6:59 am

I love your blog. It’s such a inspiration to me.

How are you doing with teaching Amin about religion?. I am having a hard time with my 5 year old autistic daughter to help her understand the concept of God.

Is there something that has come across your findings that would help her out?

By: Amna Anwar on September 21, 2011
at 12:14 pm

Welcome to this blog. Alhamdulillah that you are concerned teaching your daughter the religion. It is very hard to teach the concept of God to any kids at that age. Most of the autistic kids are visual learners, so it is hard for them to grasp a concept of God. What you can do is to tell her stories about the religion, and what God asking us to do etc. I found it , Amin was very interested of the stories of the prophet, or any stories about religion. Also, I am including him every time we pray. he is a long way from praying but little by little some things are rubbing off of him. It takes lots of time, patients, and dua, but I am a firm believer, and i will never give up on him.
Sometimes when you are the most hopeless they will surprise you. I used to say a dua to him and made him say what Moses asked from Allah for his speech. One day we had a really bad day, I started saying that dua, but couldn’t finish it because I started crying…. he finished it for me , the whole dua flawless. I hope you will be a frequent visitor, wish you all the best.
Salams for now

By: myautisticmuslimchild on September 21, 2011
at 4:02 pm

I am crying. I am crying …. after reading your story. Oh Allah gives us the patience like you. I am really scared about how shall I teach my son about Allah . By reading your story I got a hope that it’s not impossible. Thank you so much sistet

By: Fahmida on February 1, 2017
at 5:59 pm

Thank you for your comment. Just take one day at a time. He is memorizing Quran now, and believe it or not he understands too. In Sha Allah we will overcome our fear and sadness and help our children to succeed in this world.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on February 8, 2017
at 2:03 am

Hello my name is Christina I work with children with Autism and I help their parents find resouces. I was wondering if you know of any books you can recommend for helping Muslim parents better understand Autism. I tried googling and instead of a book I came across your blog. Thanks so much!

By: Christina Taub on December 2, 2011
at 10:11 am

Thank you Christina for your interest helping muslim families. I contacted muslim religious leaders and muslim doctors regarding this issue, and compiling some other resources to make a small booklet about it. My direct email is [email protected]
please feel free to contact me at any time, as I will contact you too.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 4, 2011
at 7:29 am

Thank you for a lovely and meaningful blog post which I enjoyed reading. I will be back to read some more. I am a clinical social worker in Pittsburgh with a social skills training blog: http://on.fb.me/zYoe2e Take care, Joel Shaul

By: Joel Shaul on February 5, 2012
at 1:10 pm

Thank you for your kind comment. I will be linking to your blog for sure, so many more people can benefit from it. I think when people get together we will be achieving much more , and be more effective helping these kids as well as their families.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on February 5, 2012
at 1:43 pm

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By: zenab shah on February 25, 2012
at 11:37 pm

Thank you for sharing

By: myautisticmuslimchild on February 26, 2012
at 4:40 am

Salam and Good Tidings Sister,
My name is Mohamed and I run CamelMilkNews.com. We recently posted a story about Christina Adams and the journey she took to legally import camel milk in order to help her autistic son. I want would like to chat with you if you have any time…thank you and my Allah bless you and your family.

By: Mohamed on March 20, 2012
at 9:35 pm

Thank you for your comment, and I sent you an email. Looking forward talking to you in a future IA.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on March 21, 2012
at 2:46 pm

As Salaamu Alaikum Sister,
I am a special educator, and mother to an older child with Bipolar Disorder. I have been following your blog for some time now and I am so happy to see more and more Muslims speaking out about their children with special needs. I am also currently pursuing my doctoral studies at GW University and I want to focus my research on the amount of parental support for Muslim parents of children with special needs. I would greatly appreciate it if you could fill out my survey for my current research (it should take less than 7 minutes) and pass it along to any other Muslim parents of special needs children that you know…

By: Muneera Fontaine on April 1, 2012
at 9:11 pm

Ws , Thank you for your comment. I sent you an email.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on April 2, 2012
at 5:48 am

Salam. I found your blog when im searching for fellow muslim moms with child with autism. I wanted to know if any muslim parents have found miracles in the black seeds with their child. I just started giving the oil to my child and hoping to hear other parents experience with it.

By: zarifah on May 14, 2012
at 11:03 pm

Ws. Thank you for reaching out to other Muslim parents with ASD children.
It is interesting that you asked this question about Black seed oil. I just started my son on it 2 wks ago, giving him the loading dose, but I did not started giving it to him b/c of his autism. As I was researching further, since I seen huge gains and improvements with him I realized that i will be giving this supplement for him from now on. As of now I am researching and looking for people who had taken black seed oil and wanting to know about their experience. In a near future I am planning to write about it.
Subhanallah, when you see all the benefit of the Black seed oil, you wonder why so many others are not using it. The oil taste very strong by all means, but I mix it with honey and give him fresh squeezed juice afterward and he is taking it just fine.
Please, if you do not mind share your experience with us so other may start using it as well. As the prophet sws said Black seed oil cures everything except death.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on May 15, 2012
at 5:58 am

MasyaAllah. Im glad to have found your blog so that we can share our experiences. Yes my exact sentiments why we didnt think of using it earlier. Ive been giving my child fish oil. When i got the realisation about what our prophet had said and searched the internet, I found out that black seeds has all the nutrients that can help our children’s problems with eg, allergy, digestion, lack of essential vitamins, fatty acids, amino acids etc.

I also just started giving her the last 2 wks! Have not written on it in my blog too. http://www.ourwaveriding.blogspot.com .So far nothing obvious to be seen but Im convinced by what our prophet said. Just need to find the correct dosage and good quality oil and hoping Allah gives us His blessings to cure our children.

Im giving her 1 teaspoon black seeds oil twice a day with meals. Im waiting for the brand amazing herbs to reach me. I live in Singapore and at the moment using the local found brand. Im now eating it myself too. Im glad my child is very good at eating medicine from spoon. Anyway the strong oil after taste disappears after drinking water. Not bad at all.

I read your blog about camel’s milk and im interested to add that to her remedy too. Its just hard to find camel’s milk here.

By: zarifah on May 16, 2012
at 9:28 pm

ws, I am glad you found all those healing properties. My whole intention was for giving him for his coughing, and than I found all the other benefits. My son reacts to all fish oils, and vitamin B, amino acids. I kept giving him, and dealing with the emotional outburst until I could not take it anymore. Alhamdulillah this supplement is covering all the necessary things that my son needs and more. he had some reaction to it, mostly some die off symptoms, but we are dealing with it, and his health is better.
Also, I was suspecting autoimmune disease on him b/c he was allergic to everything. The interesting thing about that is when he was incontinent he was even allergic to his own urine. Every time he had an accident if he was not changed right away , he developed major congestion. Right away meant immediately, a few minutes was even too much for him to take.WE had constant accidents at night and he woke up being congested , hardly berating and I had to give him steroids. Now, with camel milk and black seed oil he is doing well. He hardly ever have accidents, and he just had one recently at night, but there was no congestion. So, for me this was a huge breakthrough, and I think we are heading to the right direction with his supplementation. My loading dise was for him 3 times 1tsp, since he is a big boy, so I was able to use adult does. Than I suspended it for 5 days. He just started coughing so I started it back with twice daily for 1 wk, and than go back to once a week later, giving him some breaks in between.
I will be visiting your blog for sure.
Take care

By: myautisticmuslimchild on May 17, 2012
at 1:31 am

Thank you for the info. I think I should up her dose to 1 tsp 3x a day too 🙂 she is 12 years old already. She only have rashes that is not itchy but many tiny red pimply like on her arms, tummy and legs. had that since she was a baby. It can get bigger and rougher or sometimes small but it never clears up. I think that will be the indicator if that pimply like bumbs clears up, I will be overjoyed knowing that its working internally. So far no meltdowns either. Come to think of it. Last monday night as I was sitting watching TV, she sat next to me and was quietly examining and touching and poking my ears and eyes. she never did that. Hmmmm is that a positive sign triggering her awareness/ observation of an eye and ear? The possibility makes me happy though 🙂

By: zarifah on May 18, 2012
at 12:21 am

Well this is what i do for my son. Each kids are different, so it is up to you what regime you will use.
About the rash… have you mentioned that to her doctor? Did they tested her for any viral infection? It might be worth to look into that as well. Black seed oil is anti-viral as well, but it needs to build up in the body, so it may take a while to see the full effect on our kids.
You mentioned how she was focusing on you one night. My theory is when something captures their focus, go with it, and try to make it an educational experience. It is certainly can be a good sign if she is focusing and being interested. Try to find more one on one time with her, and capture her attention and use it for educational purposes.
Good luck to you, and I am anxious to hear more positive feed back from you with your daughter. God bless you both

By: myautisticmuslimchild on May 18, 2012
at 5:47 am

Yes we are still in the process of trials with black seeds oil for our children. Ive been giving her 1tsp twice a day and I dont see obvious change so now Im increasing her dosage to 3times since you already tried for your son which im guessing his already 8 or 9 years old? Is he?

The quality/concentration of the black seeds oil im giving her is also not same as yours. Theres so many possibilitis that can make our experiences different. I wish more parents will try togather so that we have more people to compare notes of the pros n cons 🙂

Im going to copy paste what we had discussed so far in my blog, hopefully more will decide to have a try. Im full of hope too that she will improves more on her focussing. There might be subtle changes that i might not notice either. I think i have to improves my focus on her too.

Every new doctor i met, i will lways mention to them about her rash but so far non of them had asked me to have her tested for viral infection. Just recently we brought her to a skin specialist and they only gave her moisturising cream with steroids to apply! Doc said its just a hereditary prevalance coz my sister and husband has it too but not as much as her. I dont have it. doc said its not dues to food sensitivitie or any illness. So i actually didnt apply the cream prescribed. I continued givinng her the black seeds oil orally and applied it on her rash instead. I guess we have to be patience for her immunity to build up as with all natural foods/treatments, it may take a while to see the goodness. I want to avoid giving her medication now. Going towards natural treatments. Still cant find camel’s milk supplier here though.

By: zarifah on May 19, 2012
at 11:04 pm

Salaam, I stumbled across you blog while trying to gain some more information in regards to Autism and Islam. I have a 21 year old autistic brother, and from reading you blog assume your children are young. I am glad i have come across your blog and hope to follow up new posts. May Allah reward you for all you are doing 🙂 x

By: Tutu’s & Glitter on June 21, 2012
at 3:29 pm

WS Thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to have a sibling of an autistic person reading these posts. Have you ever considered writing about your experience ideas, fears hopes, happiness about being a sibling of an ASD person? I invite you to write a post for this blog to show others what you experienced while you growing up, and now since you are adult. It would be interesting to read it and I am very sure to be beneficial for many siblings as well.
My children are still small 10 and 9 , but my daughter who is the older sibling wrote a little book about her ASD brother.
Please let me know if you are interested. All credits will go to you.
Take care and welcome to my blog.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on June 22, 2012
at 3:03 am

May Allah heal our children. I jut checked this about page.

By: Aisha on August 8, 2012
at 10:25 am

ameen , may they always be healthy..ameen

By: myautisticmuslimchild on August 8, 2012
at 11:17 am

Thanks for your page. It is very Informative. I will try to distribute your work whenever I can.

Monika Brooks
Mocha Autism Network
Oakland, CA

By: Ms. Brooks (@TheREAL_MBrooks) on August 12, 2012
at 1:23 pm

thank you for your comment, following you on twitter and love your tweets

By: myautisticmuslimchild on August 12, 2012
at 1:29 pm

Salam,
I came across your blog while I was looking up for natural remedies and sourrat from quran to help my high functioning autistic six year old son with his socilal disability and misbehavior at school.
I think Autism is a gift from Allah subhananhou wa taala. My son was diagnosed last year with Aspergers syndrome, he was in a kindergarten and the school year was taugh for everybody. Everyday complains about his behavior, making noise, can’t sit still, touching the kids, hitting… The school had to place him in special class with different SPECIAL kids because they didn’t t have any other services to offer to us since it s a charter school. We didn’t like it but we didn’t have a choice, they were pushing us to medicate him but we refused. He started a behavioral therapy to treat his agressivity and occupational therapy for the sensory integration disorder for a year now and we have seen a huge progress Hamdoullah!
This year we put him in a regular public school with neurotypical kids. much better than last year Hamdoullah, but he still can’t focus, makes noise constantly ( car noise ), has trouble lining up and for the first time since he started school this year he had a physical incident at the cafeteria!! He ran at another student and knocked him down. I was chocked and felt like we starting all over again.. I though we was done with the ” hitting, pushing, touching” but no! Things like that make me think and decide to medicate him for his own good and then I think about all the side effects, after all it’s chemicals and I feel like I m going to poison him. I love my son so much to hurt him!
Now I m thinking something natural, something with no side effect to help him focus, control himself and be more socially accepted!
I live in Orlando ( Disney area). If you can please tell me where can I find some natural remedies to help my son cope with his disabilities ( anxiety, agressivity, and all those autism symptoms) any Sourates from Quran, or prayers. Please share Jazaki lahou khayran!
Ps: Autism is a gift from Allah, because my son is autistic!

By: Mia on September 14, 2012
at 1:22 am

Welcome to this site. Sorry for not answering you faster but i been out of town for a while.
I feel the same way about medicines, and I did not gave my son the ones that the neurologist recommended.
There are many natural options, but all kids are different, so you have to do your homework regards to those supplements.
I used Gaba at one point of time, with success and it was a short time while I was using it. Also magnesium (called Calm from vitamin shop was good for my son as well during times when he was recovering from illness and his behavior was not as anyone expected. If you choose GABA get the one that dissolves under the tongue, those are better than pills.
Since your child is high-functioning, you might want to try marshal art with him. that activity proved to be very successful with children in the spectrum.

You mentioned that you live in Orlando FL. Florida has a scholarship program that allows you to take your child out of the public school system and place the child into a private setting. You get a certain amount of money to use for the new school, and since he has autism most private school accepts the insurance that will pay for ABA services. This is something you might want to look into.
http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/mckay/
It takes a while to be approved but time is on your side. Look into it. Putting the child to a specialized school for now does not mean that he will be there for the rest of his life. If he gets the education there and behavioral issues are resolved, these schools will help him to mainstream. it is important to choose the reputable school. there are many out there who are there for business so be careful who you are choosing.
If you have any more questions feel free to email me in my personal email [email protected]

I lived in orlando for many years so I can give you more resources later on if you need them.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on September 15, 2012
at 11:51 pm

salaam Alaykoum,
Thank you for all the advices and resources, I went to GNC store to get the vitamin and supplement you mentioned in your reply but the store manager told me that they don t have those for kids ( 6 years old).
Is there any other place I can find the kids dosage?
I also read a lot about Camel milk, have you tried it with your son? Where do you buy it from?
My son goes to taekwando classes, It did help him with his balance and following directions, but this year we noticed that he so bored and doesn t like it no more! When he goes there, he doesn t focus with the instructor and plays while others forearm the movement. My husband and heard a lot about the horseback riding and its healing power on Autistic kids subhana Lah! ( equine therapy) have you looked at it for your son?
There is on in kissimee area and I will contact them to see if I can try it for my son.
Please let me know about the GABA for kids as well as Calm.
Thank you so much for the help!

By: Mia on September 24, 2012
at 8:54 pm

Usually you have more luck to get some of the supplements at Vitamin shoppe. They have it all over in that area, just look up the location on Google.
Also, horseback riding is a wonderful tool for all kids, and yes we had him going regularly.

I just sent an email to my very dear friend Meredith who live in the are as you are, and her son attending the very facility for horse back riding for years. I asked her if I can share your info with her so you both can talk either on phone or email. She will be a great resource for you., She is also highly educated special ed teacher.
I am waiting for her response and as soon as i have her permission i will send you a private email with the contact number or email of hers.
The supplement I told you about “CALM” is a magnesium base powder you can get that at vitamin shoppe as well and all the other things I have talk to you about. Many time children calm down with activity like the horseback riding swimming etc. I am sure you and your husband exploring every option, and I am confident that Meridith will be able to suggest activities at your are as well. I will be in touch soon.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on September 25, 2012
at 1:55 am

Mia, I sent you a private email, check it, I wrote contact info for you for my friend at your area, as well as the camel milk contact info. Hope it will help

By: myautisticmuslimchild on September 25, 2012
at 2:36 pm

Thank you so much!

By: Mia on September 25, 2012
at 3:12 pm

Salam’
thank you for the information you share with us.I have an autistic daughter and I like to try camel milk for her.Can you please give me some advice how to use it and what preparation it does need before to start drinking.I live in Orlando area ,is there any place I can buy the milk?Thank you and god bless you.

By: Minoo on December 31, 2012
at 3:03 pm

Ws Thank you for visiting my blog. Dr Hinkle has a protocol and able to give you the advice as well, and supply the milk. She comes to the Fl area too sometimes where you can book appointment with her as well if you have any questions etc. Here is the link as well [email protected]

She is very good at replying and explaining things. Also you can ow order camel milk from her company . She is supplying people across the US.When I lived there I was on the waiting list for camel milk, but now they have enough supplier so you can just get it as you needed. I had very good results with camel milk, but I was using non pasteurized milk which carries some risks. In the uS thy only supply pasteurized camel milk.
I did not follow any protocol, bc I did not have the resources where I am, I just had the pure milk. We did well that way too, but if you have a chance to obtain a protocol, which many parents already follows successfully you should. Bc the milk has so much minerals in it you might need to adjust your supplement. If you decide not to follow protocol, my advice is to start out slow. Please contact her, she will be a great resource for you in the future. Good luck, and I would love to hear from you how it helped your daughter.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on January 1, 2013
at 11:57 pm

ASA,
mashallah this is surely a wonderful web site where I get to read the inner sadness of mothers who are gifted with special kids.I am Ummibrahim and new to this blog, I am from Virginia and do health researches and give advice to people who are dealing with health issues.I have some friends who have autistic kids, my eldest son Ibrahim deals with severe asthma and allergies , all I know is that auto immune disorders have the same underlying cause i.e Fungus or systemic yeast infection.I can give those parents valuable information about how to treat or minimize the underlying cause as I am helping my kid.

By: ummeIbrahim on January 3, 2013
at 10:53 am

Ws UmmIbrahim, MA you are so beneficial to many. I agree that many times I see autoimmune disease play a significant role in autism. Almost like goes hand in hand in some cases. I had confirmation about it when my son started camel milk and his overall well being improved dramatically. Somehow immune system is involved and I truly wish that they can find that missing piece that we are all looking for.
If you have a website please share it with us so I can share it with my readers.
If you have anything else to share with my readers I ask you to please send it and I will post the information all credits to you.
Keep up this great work you do. May you be blessed for all that yu do in this life and hereafter…ameen

By: myautisticmuslimchild on January 6, 2013
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By: ummeIbrahim on January 6, 2013
at 2:23 pm

ASA,
I wish the information that I am pasting here may benefit suffering people as i believe and know that Allah has not sent any disease without a cure.My story is long but I will try to make it brief.In my previous post i mentioned that systemic yeast infection is the main culprit behind auto immune diseases, so my story began when i was struck with one of the worst yeast infection 10 yrs back,I was put on “Diflucan” , it gave me temporary relief but a lot of damage to my liver.No one ever told me that even if some spores of yeast are left in my body then the whole colony of fungus will grow back with vengeance if I’ll eat sugar and wheat again.Any way some times later I developed “Chronic fatigue syndrome” then after one year I developed the painful disease of bones named “fibromyalgia” paid thousands of visits to doctors but with no avail, in the mean time Allah blessed me with 3 kids but life was a burden for me, my husband had to all the household work, i was only 36 yrs old but felt as if I was 70.Three years after that I was diagnosed with “Interstitial Cystitis” and became allergic to every fruit and food, if i would eat a piece of apple or banana by chance I had to pay the price by peeing 20 times a day,at that point I felt that I have cancer and is going to die soon.No doctor ever gave me solution or reason for these long list of problems.I was taking Homeopathic treatment but that doctor could not even resolve my problems.I cried and prayed to Allah day and night for help,He guided me to research on countless articles about my endless problems and then I found that I have systemic Yeast Infection not just in my entire body but even in my brain as I would get brain fog very often.now coming to my first child Ibrahim ,since he came out from a sick mothers body he had the worst asthma that anyone could think off, he was allergic to ever other food.I found out that we have both same symptoms, so the reason must be same.In my next post I will mention what I found as a cure for both problems.Till then Assalam o aliqum.

my problems, At th,

By: ummeIbrahim on January 7, 2013
at 9:10 am

Thank you for this post. I posted with all credits to you on the website..myautisticmuslimchild.com. Waiting for the next post so others can benefit. Thank you and may you be blessed for sharing your experience and knowledge with us. please visit the other site.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on January 11, 2013
at 1:57 am

ws UmIbrahim, Just wanted to let you know I posted your article on the other website myautisticmuslimchild.com I will be closing this blog, leaving all the posts up, as well as all the old posts are transferered to above sites.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on January 11, 2013
at 1:55 am

Felt like reading my own story….

By: Shabnam Abrar on August 12, 2015
at 5:17 am

some good , some bad. Hope you have a lot of good in your life.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on September 3, 2015
at 12:37 pm

Assalamu alaikum
Your blogs and the following comments have reduced me to tears. .. but my undeniable faith in Allah swt keeps me strong… i would like to add more on my experiences .
Sister I’m unable to access your website. … Don’t know why. Can I get in contact with you via email….plz reply

By: Qudsia on September 3, 2015
at 5:21 am

ws, here is my email [email protected] Also, my website was hacked and i can not retrieve any of my posts from there. I am working on a new website. i will update once its going on. Feel free to contact me via email. I be away from internet possible for a week starting Sunday.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on September 3, 2015
at 12:35 pm

My 34 months old babygirl is not responding well and not talking. I am super worried and kind of on deniel. Test are being conducted these days and most things signs of ASD . Please Allah Help me to see the right path and give shifa to my daughter.
Pls let me know how to join this blog and are there any parents of the same age group that i can talk too. I feel distressed and disturbed these days. JazakAllah khair

By: Zairah on September 19, 2015
at 8:53 pm

Zaira it depends where you live. you can access this blog from everywhere in the world, but in local area you can find support groups to help you out. If you want to email me send me a mail [email protected] tell me your location and i will try to help you find local resources and help for you in your area insha Allah.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 23, 2016
at 4:50 am

Asalam aleikum thank you so much for sharing this, it’s so inspiring. I myself have a wonderful 5 year old boy diagnosed with autism , and another 4 year old boy diagnosed with a precis ans speech delay.
Alhamdulilah I accepted Allah s decree , Allah test us with as much as we can bear , alhamdulilah
However it’s not easy of course , but by the will of Allah, ans with great supporting teachers, friends, neighbour’s, family, as well as talking to other mother who also have autistic children helps a lot cause it makes me feel like I’m not alone , there are others who understand my situation .
We have to first of all have faith in Allah, always, be patient , as well as educate ourselves on autism and on how to deal with it. Of course it’s helpful also to share with one another helpful tips that can work with our children.may Allah bless all of you and grant you ease and cure to these wonderful special children ameen.asalsm aleikum wa rahmetullah Allahu akbar.

By: Violet on October 23, 2015
at 1:16 am

One thing I found helpful is to always stick with routine in daily life , that helps us and helps our children know what to expect.
Routine, discipline, organization, cleanliness, . Certainly makes the job easier for us. Also spending time with them , quality time , giving them love and attention.

By: Violet on October 23, 2015
at 1:20 am

yes, they like to have predictability, and not chaos. thank you so much for your comment.If you can share anything else we will appreciate it.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 23, 2016
at 4:47 am

Assalamalaikum everyone ,
So great to see all ur experiences
Am frm canada , i have a son who is diagnosed with autism , he is 4 1/2 years old MashaAllah , and another son the youngest who is 22 months , he is not responding as he used to n obviously is not speaking , i dont even want to think dat he ….. But cant run from reality too …. I sometimes feel like am in the middle of this vast sea sinking , covering my face with my hands and hoping dat wen i open my eyes ill find ground!
I pray each day to Allah swt dat come what may , may Allah never let me loose my eman , belief in him , hope!ya mumin , ya mumin ( o inspirer of faith)
After randomly finding this blog and reading all your experiences n stories , i really feel reenergised and hopeful again
Thank you all JazakAllah , may Allah answer each and everyone of our prayers , forgive us , and provide and guide us to what is better for us in this world and aakhirah ! Ameen .

By: Khadijah on October 24, 2015
at 6:13 pm

I am glad that this blog and it’s readers made you feel better. We all have those days when we feel the struggle is very difficult, but everything should pass. never give up hope. We are all in a same boat, and we will be here for everyone who needs any support.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 23, 2016
at 4:46 am

Wa alaykumus Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Just wanted to share a book by Raun Kauffman (formerly autistic himself), Autism Breakthrough. He has a website and there are training programs for parents in Massachusetts. He is living proof that people can fully recover from autism.

By: Zaynab on February 17, 2016
at 8:09 am

he is an excellent person and been helping thousands around the world with his technique.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 23, 2016
at 4:40 am

Asalam walikum wa rahmatu wa barakatu I would like to have a chat with you as I am finding myself in the same situation with my son at the moment and I am In need of some. advice in sha Allah

By: Hayley on April 27, 2016
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By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 23, 2016
at 4:30 am

Asak sister,my son 5 yrs old has few autistic traits according to a speech therapist. He speaks 4-5 words and plays with other children and enjoys.he is bit shy and not willing to study.pls help me how i can involve him in studies.i heard from someone taking 1 tsp honey with few drops of kalonji oil will help to speaking and understanding better.is it right.pls reply me on my email.

By: Ammara on May 24, 2016
at 12:16 am

please email me [email protected] and tell me exactly what you like to know. I be more than happy to help you.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on December 23, 2016
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By: Zohra on August 15, 2016
at 6:16 pm

Assalamualaikum sister. I am a mum of 5 years old son with diagnosis of autism. I feel blessed with having this child. Yes , I am like you. taking him everywhere according to his age and alhamdulillah my community/friends/relatives are so good/ kind/supporative towards him. He is improving a lot and every i amazed with his new improvement. Please pray for my son to outgrow his condition

By: Fahmida on February 1, 2017
at 5:43 pm

In Sha Allah I make dua for all the kids to be healed, and all their parents/caretakers to have wisdom, patience and health to raise them and care for them.

By: myautisticmuslimchild on February 8, 2017
at 2:30 am

Asalaam Aleikum everyone, and welcome to this blog. I am a mother of a wonderful 6 year old autistic boy and a 7 year old wonderful "typical" girl. My family took it very hard when Amin was diagnosed with Autism, but we came to terms with it, and we have accepted Allah's decree . There…