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Autism Awareness

posted by Taalibah on 6th April 2014 - 0 comments
World Autism Awareness Day: Just because a person has a different way of communicating, it does not mean that they are impaired The myriad of difficulties faced by autistic people are not simply as a result of autism, but are often due to the lack of understanding among others By LUKE BEARDON Wednesday 02 April 2014 Autism is possibly one of the most misunderstood cognitive states in modern day society. Over the years the representation (or mis-representation) of individuals within the film industry and within the media has perpetuated many myths associated with the autism population. Films such as Rain Man have certainly raised the awareness of autism, in as much as most people within society will have heard of autism and many will have an opinion as to what it means. Sadly, the reality is that very few have a good understanding of what being autistic actually means to the individual and their families. Autism is still regarded very much within a medical model - diagnostic criteria and texts related to autism are rife with negative terminology such as 'disorder' and 'impairment'. Rarely do we see a celebration of the fascinating way in which the autistic mind processes information, the abilities that are often found within the autistic population, the value that the autistic person can bring to society. Rarely do we see a social model applied to the autism community.

Social Interaction

posted by Taalibah on 27th March 2014 - 0 comments
Difficulty with social interaction Socialising doesn't come naturally - we have to learn it. People with autism often have difficulty recognising or understanding other people's emotions and feelings, and expressing their own, which can make it more difficult for them to fit in socially. They may: - Not understand the unwritten social rules which most of us pick up without thinking: they may stand too close to another person for example, or start an inappropriate subject of conversation

Social Communication

posted by Taalibah on 21st March 2014 - 0 comments
Difficulty with social communication For people with autistic spectrum disorders, 'body language' can appear just as foreign as if people were speaking ancient Greek. People with autism have difficulties with both verbal and non-verbal language. Many have a very literal understanding of language, and think people always mean exactly what they say. They can find it difficult to use or understand: facial expressions or tone of voice jokes and sarcasm common phrases and sayings; an example might be the phrase 'It's cool', which people often say when they think that something is good, but strictly speaking, means that it's a bit cold. Some people with autism may not speak, or have fairly limited speech. They will usually understand what other people say to them, but prefer to use alternative means of communication themselves, such as sign language or visual symbols.

Whats the worse that could happen?

posted by Taalibah on 20th March 2014 - 1 comment

10 things about Autism

posted by Taalibah on 18th March 2014 - 0 comments

Dont try to Change us!

posted by Taalibah on 17th March 2014 - 1 comment

How Autism Effects The Brain

posted by Taalibah on 14th March 2014 - 0 comments
How Autism effects the brain.... Autism is a developmental disorder that can cause problems with social interaction, language skills and physical behaviour. People with autism may also be more sensitive to everyday sensory information. To people with the condition the world can appear chaotic with no clear boundaries, order or meaning. The disorder varies from mild to so severe that a person may be almost unable to communicate and need round-the-clock care.

About Autism

posted by Taalibah on 13th March 2014 - 0 comments
About Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. It is part of the autism spectrum and is sometimes referred to as an autism spectrum disorder, or an ASD. The word 'spectrum' is used because, while all people with autism share three main areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in very different ways. Some are able to live relatively 'everyday' lives; others will require a lifetime of specialist support. The three main areas of difficulty which all people with autism share are sometimes known as the 'triad of impairments'. They are: Difficulty with social communication Difficulty with social interaction

What is Autism?

posted by Taalibah on 12th March 2014 - 0 comments
What is Autism, are you on the spectrum? There are many people on the Autism spectrum who have gone undiagnosed, this thread is to give awareness of autism. Many children grow into adulthood unable to relate or understand the social and environmental factors that surround them, making them feel alienated and isolated, many going into depression, sufferring mental health issues, developing Ocd and anxiety related illnesses. For an adult to understand what autism is and where they are on the spectrum is vital. It is not only essential for the person, but the awareness is vital for carers, parents, close and extended family. How do people with autism see the world?

Becoming Allah's

posted by Taalibah on 4th March 2014 - 1 comment
Belonging to Allah (swt)

When Allah (swt) attracts someone towards Himself, the combined forces of the entire universe cannot succeed in drawing him away.

When the identity tag around the collar neck of a cat bears the ownership of a head of state, a commander-in-chief, or a general, nobody has the courage to tempt it with a few shreds of fat and make it his own. Everyone realizes that he will meet with dire consequences and that his very fate will hang in the balance.

One, whom Allah (swt) makes His, will not be tempted by the world of beauty, the glitter of wealth and riches, or the universe of power and politics. No power in existence will meet in purchasing him despite its magnetism. One whom Allah (swt) chooses for Himself is granted a countenance of awe and dignity. His ambition will be beyond compromise to such an extent that even if he, in a moment of weakness desired to sell himself, Allah (swt) by taking him into His special protection, will not enable him to do so.

Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb DB
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