Some individuals with autism experience emotional and physical “meltdowns” in response to feeling overwhelmed by sensory or mental stimulation. During a meltdown, a person may scream, cry, and become physically aggressive toward themselves or those around them. Meltdowns are most common in children and younger people with autism. However, experts note that “the state ofRead More.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted society on a global level, with countless families sheltering at home in hopes of staying safe and slowing the spread of the virus. Even as the United States begins to gradually reopen, it is clear that this virus will continue to have massive economic, social, and emotional impact onRead More.
Adulthood in autism is a very important subject, particularly because of how we define what adulthood is. Where do we draw the line between a child and an adult? If we are being honest with each other, we know it isn’t age. People don’t magically become adults once they’re 18. Some start taking on farRead More.
Autism is a complicated disorder that encompasses a whole spectrum of symptoms (thus, the autism spectrum disorder). However, one set of symptoms that many children and adults with autism share is a lack of important communicative skills. This can lead to problems with gaining social acceptance with autism, as children and as adults. IndividualsRead More.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a group of complicated neurodevelopment disorders. The spectrum, rather than just describing intensity, represents a long list of different symptoms that have been identified as autism. Symptoms begin to present themselves very early on in childhood, and the disorder affects all races and ethnicities, althoughRead More.
The term ‘autism’ was first coined by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who based it on the Greek word autos, meaning ‘self’. According to Bleuler, people with autism were self-absorbed within their own private world and were nigh-unreachable from the outside. Autism was not well understood in these days, and Eugen’s term was the first toRead More.
One of the main indications of autism is trouble with social interaction. Autism, or the autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a condition with a wide array of symptoms, many of which manifest differently from person to person. Social interaction is a complex facet of human communication that is generally part of our DNA and developsRead More.
Autism has been on a rise for decades – statistically, at least. The reality is that we are slowly approaching a point in time where we finally have a more accurate understanding of just how prevalent autism really is, not just among predominantly white families with better socioeconomic standing and access to quality healthcare, butRead More.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed through a series of different symptoms, yet few are as recognizable or common as the symptoms of ASD relating to social dysfunction. It’s noted that cases of mild as well as severe autism often exhibit some form of social dysfunction, particularly in the realm of subtle, non-verbal communication. WhenRead More.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological condition that affects children at an early age, causing developmental issues, as well as physical symptoms such as epilepsy and gastrointestinal discomfort. While autism can be linked to several potential factors, including prenatal viral infections and other risk factors, it is understood to be largely hereditary. As weRead More.