Ah, autism. It’s one of those things that everyone has an opinion on, but few people actually understand. Rumor has it that there are as many myths about autism as there are shades of blue in a Florida sunset. But today, we’re not here to talk about the rumors or opinions — nope, we’re going to put all our cards on the table and get down to brass tacks.
Autism is a disorder that affects millions of people around the world every year with varying symptoms ranging from mild to severe. And don’t worry if you haven’t heard much lately; it hasn’t gone away (it’s like poop in your kid’s diaper — just because you can’t see it anymore doesn’t mean it’s not still present).
So without further ado, let’s jump right into what Autism really means:
What exactly is Autism?
At its core level (oh yeah!), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) /permeates throughout/ the patient’s entire life and makes routine social interactions difficult – like really difficult… think trying-to-eat-a-pizza-without-any-hands kind-of-hard.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that ASD can appear before three years old /and continues lasting/ through adulthood therefore affecting most facets of one’s life from education to employment unto forming relationships with others who do not bother doing more than grunting when speaking…
Newsflash: No Two Autistic People Are The Same
With an estimated1%of people showing signs on some part of spectrum /markainly/, ASD manifests differently among each individual affected by this hodgepodge neurodevelopmental condition.
THUS allowing them a unique curation capacity juxtaposed against their peers exuding traits such as exceptional memorization abilities or heightened sensory strengths such perfect pitch hearing notwithstanding being overly sensitive towards otherwise benign stimuli… putting themselves at risk for sensory overload!
How Common is Autism?
Very! The condition has been classified as one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders with various reputable sources clamoring that it may be affecting as high as1 in every 54 American population.
But, hold-up let’s take a few seconds to appreciate just how ~confusing~ diverse and challenging living with ASD can be for the people on this spectrum.
What Are The Symptoms Of Autism
There are three categories within which symptoms of autism have been placed Social-related /disfunctions/, communicational limitations, repetitive behaviors ahem that’s euphemism langauge for compulsive behavior patterns…
And not only does ASD affect these areas but they also tend to hinder mental functioning and growth by hindering flexibility making those affected tenacious towards trying out new things but struggle carrying themselves throughout their daily routines due to strain from attempting conventional happenings/ standardized sequences against unwanted additional stimuli…and exhale
Here’s an overview some specific signs you should watch out for (what? It never hurts to ask):
|Social Interactions||Difficulty in Understanding expressions, difficulty maintaining conversation or understanding sarcasm/humor|
|Communication||Repetitive phrases sans proper context|
|Behavioral Patterns||Repetitive shaking or rocking body movements; unusual attachment towards objects|
Howevermmany individuals affected with autism exude an incredible ability to focus intently such display simultaneously reflecting elements of brilliant creativity alongside unparrallelled deliberation leading them down a more innovative avenue compared to most average IQ bearers.
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we got so wrapped up talking about what happened when we all zoned-out into our thoughts whilst staring blankly at someone mid-conversation (are we even doing that?), before I go off on another tangent um…
What Causes Autism?
I’ll be the first to tell you that there is no one answer to this question (trust me on this). Researchers have studied genetics, environmental influences and several other factors but none leading towards a definitive conclusion as yet.
Research suggests ancient traces of autism exist in specific genes’ DNA leading some biology enthusiasts (ahem) to believe that certain combinations could create conditions under which ASD flourishes… not flourishing like a bed of roses though more comparable to a garden invaded by malodorous fungi
What can we say? Science isn’t sexy sometimes.
How Is Autism Diagnosed?
Typically, parents or guardians take their children experiencing signs associated with ASD would seek counsel from specialized medical practitioners like psychologists or psychiatrists’.
These professionals use specially designed testing tools capable of enough detecting unique characteristics reflecting different causes and gravity of each individual’s case. Unluckily, there are currently no tests available for early detection sigh
Pediatricians also engage during regular checkups primarly relying on personal observations acquired over time engaging with autistic children then recommending the necessary steps based on findings
There’s Help Out There For Autistic People
YES! You read correctly – If you know someone who may have or has become affected by autism (and most definitely if it were yourself), know that embracing differences should always hold priority at all times. Love them like friends/family unconditionally irrespective.If they need assistance seeking therapy sessions/mentors /networking opportunities with organizations geared towards providing resources catered specifically toward people living being diagnosed with autism – be their wingman- supporting individuals struggling proves crucial allowing them maintain sanity within a world often comparing pineapples oranges despite anatomical dissimilarities…
Let’s break down what we’ve covered today:
1) Autism Spectrum Disorder sounds scary = (It’s not)
2) The condition manifests differently among each individual affected, i.e., NO TWO people with autism are alike.
3) AUTISM IS COMMON! SO now you’re equipped to recognize early signs in individuals and offer a helping hand if necessary because frankly…that’s all we need more of – this world right?
That’s it folks. Until next time, take care of yourselves, embrace diversity and remember: everyone is fighting their battles; be kind always!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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