There is hardly a person on the autism spectrum that has not had to contend with the fact that their job prospects are not as bright as those of the next person. While this paints a true scenario, the situation is not entirely hopeless. There are many autistic people who go on to be gainfully employed, some in more than one job. Others go on to successfully start and run business, some in more than one endeavour. You can only go as far as your mind is willing to reach, and this is true even for those on the autism spectrum. That said, here are a few tips that could help brighten those prospects a little and make the process of job hunting easier.
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Many are the sleepless nights that will be earned when thinking of the right physical activity for your child who struggles with autism. Most sports have a limitation built in that makes them not quite right for those on the autistic spectrum. Virtually all team sports fall into this category. However, many people are catching on to the fact that some individual sports are quite capable of giving their child all the mental, physical, and social development that they need. One of these sports is Tennis. Tennis can help your autistic child in a number of ways:
Do you recall the icky, soggy feeling you get when you get caught in a rain storm and your clothes are soaked through? Or maybe the tooth-jarring the feeling that you get when you hear fingernails scrape across a board? Well, if these type of scenarios make you uncomfortable then they put you in a situation where you have experienced hypersensitive sensory dislike or aversion.
Of course, you are most likely able to take care of your problem by talking about your feelings with others and recovering quickly. However, things are not so easy with some other people. Some children suffer from sensory processing disorder (or SPD, a condition that was previously known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction), a condition where the messages transmitted by the senses are not properly regulated...
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Lee Passehl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was diagnosed with autism at age three. Two months ago Lee achieved a significant milestone in his life – he celebrated his 30th birthday. With Autism Awareness Month around the corner, Lee looks back at his life and realizes how he has coped with several obstacles in his life, being autistic, and how he has managed to overcome all of them, and make it to this very day.
It all started in October 1998, when his mother introduced him to a TV show on autism. The story in the show showed a small boy with behavioral pattern similar to him, like spinning in circles and struggling to make eye contact. Lee immediately related the patterns similar to him. After the show, Lee went and asked his mother, if he has autism...
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Autistic people are unique and interpret the world differently from other people. Their difference is most evident in their social interactions and ways of communication. Autistic people have their own language and implement systems that match them. If you are in contact with a child or adult who has been diagnosed with autism – ASD, it is important that you learn his / her language so that you can communicate with him and approach him in the right way.
In order to best address these problems of social interaction, it is necessary to clearly identify their nature. They have nothing to do with extreme timidity, nor are they the result of voluntary social withdrawal. The best way to understand is to observe the evolution of an adult completely.
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