Autism : A Neurological Disorder

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Autism is a neurological disorder that affects many people all around the world. This disorder can be either moderate or severe and affects the body in several ways. People who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have their expressive, receptive communication, social skills, and socialization disrupted. It has not been until the past several years in which this disorder has received more attention and awareness than it had ever before. Approximately twenty years ago this disorder was considered very rare with statistics of 1 in 1,000 children being diagnosed. Now statistics have changed and approximately 1 in 88 children are being diagnosed with this disorder. Autism is defined as a developmental disability which significantly affects…show more content…
Since all cases of Autism are different based on the person it is hard to find treatments because doctors stumble upon new symptoms or rare symptoms and it is technically just a matter of time because they have to do extensive research. This disorder changes as the person changes. The older the person gets the more severe or moderate the disorder might get. There is no way in actually knowing for sure what will happen as the patient ages. There are many therapies/ activities that can help children or over all people with Autism. Some of these therapies include Animal Assisted Therapies or Animal Assisted Activities. Among these Animal Assisted Activities there are Dog Assisted Activities even Equine Assisted Activities. Equine Assisted Activities include non-riding activities with the horse or horses, vaulting, carriage driving, and therapeutic horse back riding. These activities allow the patient to get out of their comfort zone and as we know children/patients with Autism don’t like to break their daily routine let alone try something new that might seen scary to them. These activities allow them to learn to trust the animals as well as their trainers and the people around them. Some parents have difficulty coping with the fact that their child has this disorder, therefore they might not be able to provide the support their child needs. These activities also help the parents cope and learn ways to help their children outside of
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