For a long time, autism has been perceived as a mysterious and obscure pathology. For a long time people with autism have been considered “ineducable”, impossible to socialize and incapable of learning. When “autism” was first diagnosis and acknowledged, parents of autism affected children were told that “there is not much to do”.
The same prejudice was seen back in history, during the nineteenth century, when the deaf were considered as mentally retarded and placed in the asylums. Till today autism evokes a thought of “mental illness”, a “psychiatric disorder” and are put under priority care. The moment a child has been diagnosed with autism, he /she is recommended to a psychiatrist and access to education or schooling is often incidental.
Today, there are thousands of adults who suffer from untreated autism and have difficulty finding information and programs to support their needs. There is much written about children with this condition, however very little is spoken about adult autism, and there may also be so many adults living undiagnosed. Knowing some of the common symptoms and facts about autism will help you figure out whether you are living with autism as an adult.
“Let’s help our children become the poets of their inner lives. “ -Stanley Greenspan (photo: Dr. Greenspan; DIRFloortime®)
Play is a voluntary activity and is differentiated from social skills training in which specialized skills are methodically taught. These skills are learned subtly through assistance and exchanges with others. Floor Time is based on child initiations that are supported by adults. In this model the child is the center of this universe.
Just like most other children and teenagers, developing romantic feelings and develop sexual urges is part of growing up.
A caveat however, because they struggle with autism, the development of kids with autism is sometimes hampered and delayed in many areas – this includes sexuality as well.
Routine Basic Exercise for people with autism.
Many of the activities which we perform in everyday life are possible because of the physical skills and developments which we adopt in our early childhood. Over time these are generalised to cover a host of possibilities that enable us to perform various physical tasks.
Let’s face it, the days of ‘children should be seen and not heard’ are well and truly over. These days, children expect to be consulted, reasoned and negotiated with when they misbehave and there are sound psychological reasons for this. Giving children a voice and engaging them in behaviour improvement is more likely to be successful than the old school, ‘you can’t behave like that because I said so.’
Autism is a disorder which affects the ability to communicate and in a way which is considered to be normal or typical. Nowadays, number of children diagnosed with autism is constantly increasing. It lead to the fact that one in 68 children suffers from a disorders of some spectrum. However, autism is multifarious since there is no only one type and symptoms can vary greatly. Here, I have listed five things every person should know about autism, since it is common, and affects many people around us.