Autism Spectrum Disorders-There’s More Than We Know

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“Anita begins to caress the material of a seemingly specific texture, no matter where the fabric is,”; “Vanche can ask the same question over and over, even if the answer is given.” There is. ” “Suhas suddenly begins to flutter his arms for no particular reason and lasts for more than 5 minutes without stopping.”

These are descriptions of specific behaviors found in people / children living with autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is more than just a single disorder

The term “spectrum” refers to a variety of symptoms and severity. ASD affects how the brain is wired. This wiring difference allows people in the spectrum to do certain tasks that others find difficult, such as math, music, and the arts. You can also do the opposite. There you will find activities that others find easy and incredibly difficult, such as socializing and making friends. According to a report released in 2018, 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with ASD. Symptoms usually appear in children up to 2 years of age.

Spectral children / adults experience difficulties in three main areas: communication, social interaction, and behavior.

Below are some of the symptoms and behavior types found in people diagnosed with ASD.

  • Someone fails to call their name or is slow to respond
  • He resists hugging and hugging, prefers to play alone, and prefers to retreat into his own world.
  • There are few eye contacts and facial expressions are insufficient
  • Do not speak, delay speaking, or lose the ability to speak previous words or sentences.
  • I can’t start or continue a conversation
  • Difficult to understand simple questions and instructions.
  • Emotions and expressions of emotions are limited or completely unaware of the emotions of others.
  • Repeated actions such as repeating words and phrases.
  • Strong and lasting interest in specific topics such as numbers, details and facts.
  • Get angry with the slightest changes in the routine.
  • Be more or less sensitive to sensory inputs such as light, noise, clothing, and temperature than others.

Those who are experiencing autism spectrum disorders have no control over any of these, but from others they are stoic, uncaring, selfish, or many other unfriendly and unfair. It’s easy to determine that it’s a method.

In addition to these symptoms, most people experiencing autism spectrum disorders also need to address biomedical problems such as seizure disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, psychiatric disorders, metabolic status, sleep disorders, and obesity. There is. However, these issues are often unaddressed and can exacerbate what appears to be inappropriate behavior.

As humans, our senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste) constantly send information about our surroundings and others to our brains. This will help you choose the right response. Still, to deal with discomfort and chaotic situations, each of us develops behaviors that help us calm down, such as fidgeting, biting our nails, and holding our hands over our hair. Autism spectrum disorders, in which the brain and its sensations are not well communicated, can overwhelm and confuse the brain and affect the way one sees the world. People in the spectrum shake themselves or are overloaded with sensory overloads such as bright lights, loud noises, odors and tactile sensations (which may feel normal to others, but may be extreme). Fluttering, shaking, spinning, and other things. These behaviors may seem unusual to others, but they are just their way of trying to feel calm. Looking at it this way, it means that you are having a hard time.

The easy thing is not to make them difficult by offending, ignoring, or mocking them. Instead, they need friends and family who need time and patience to understand and support them.

When in the spectrum, it is often difficult to understand and process social norms, especially in terms of social interaction. That doesn’t mean they are immature or they don’t care. This means that they may not know how they behave or react. Impatience and misunderstandings by others can often leave people in the spectrum, causing them to feel lonely, anxious, and isolated.

They are not broken even if they are ill.

No need to fix.

They have different ways of experiencing things around them and a unique view of the world. People who are experiencing ASD also have feelings and compassion for others, contrary to common beliefs. They may not be able to pick up the sarcasm, but often make some of the best and most honest friends.

“I don’t want to get autism. But I do, so don’t get angry. Please understand.” – Curly Fleischmann

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