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Mar
2014

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
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Mar
2014

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.
20
Mar
2014

Whats the worse that could happen?

posted by Taalibah on 20th March 2014 - 1 comment
18
Mar
2014

10 things about Autism

posted by Taalibah on 18th March 2014 - 0 comments
17
Mar
2014

Dont try to Change us!

posted by Taalibah on 17th March 2014 - 1 comment
14
Mar
2014

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.
13
Mar
2014

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
12
Mar
2014

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?
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