AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication.
The disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behavior. It affect the intellectual, physical and emotional attributes of the person.
This does not make them a lesser human compared to others. They are just special.
The cause of Autism spectrum spectrum disorder is not really known. Researches are being made to find what Autism depends on.
Autism does not have a specific race, blood group, gender or nationality it affects.
Anybody can be born autistic. A parent who is not autistic can give birth to an autistic child and it is also not a family type based disorder.
Autistic (a person having autism
TYPES OF AUTISM
There are the five major types of autism
*Asperger' s syndrome
*childhood disintegrative disorder
*Kanner' s syndrome
red flags indicating autism
SOME TRAITS OF AUTISM
*difficulty in understanding the thoughts and feelings of others.
*They get very agitated about social situations.
*Not able to make friends. They always prefer to be on their own.
*They seem blunt, rude and interested in others without meaning to it
*Finding it difficult to express themselves
*Taking things literally
for example, they may not understand idioms or sarcasms or phrases like " kick the bucket" .
* avoids eye contact.
*At times, an autistic person may have a close physical contact with others or gets very upset when others get too close to them.
an Autistic child
Autism can sometimes differ in women and men.
For example, An Autistic female may be quieter, she may hide her feelings and may appear to cope better with social situations unlike the male.
This means it can be harder to identify an Autistic female.
Autism does not change or worsen with age, and it is not curable.
However, a person can be mildly Autistic.
Mildly Autistic people are unable to
understand the body language or emotions (sarcasm, pain and anger) of the people around them. However, they have normal intelligence and can carry their daily activities.
MYTHS ABOUT AUTISM.
* Autism is a witchcraft disorder
*Autism affects only the poor
*Autism is a curse
PEOPLE SHOULD DISREGARD ALL THESE UNTRUE SAYINGS.
#Autism is not a witchcraft disorder.
#Autism does not only affect the poor, it can affects everybody.
#Autism is not a curse.
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