Thursday, April 8, 2010
What is Autism?
Every child with autism is different. If anything, autistic individuals shatter the concept of ‘typical’ anything and break the mold of life. They view the world through a lens few can even fathom. In addition to seeing the world differently, autistic individuals can struggle with communication as they struggle with relating to others.
Symptoms often fall within the following categories (to be discussed in future posts)
• Social Situations
• Repetitive Behaviors
• Sensory Processing
• Physical and Medical
There is so much that we don’t know about Autism. What we do know is that it’s far more prevelant than we ever knew. Whether it’s actually happening more, or we are simply recognizing and diagnosing it more is unknown.
Either way, with 1 in 110 children being diagnosed chances are that you know someone with Autism. How has Autism affected you?