Autism And How Can We Help An Autistic Person?

1562 Words Oct 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Have you heard people talking about Autism? Nowadays, Autism seems to be more and more common, it is essential to educate ourselves and to put aside all the prejudices that hurt people with autism and their families in the process of adapting to this syndrome. For this, it is important to know more about: What Autism is? What are the characteristics of an autistic individual? What are the causes? And how can we help an autistic person?

According to the NAA (2016), Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3. “From birth to 5 years, children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak and act. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of an ASD or other developmental disabilities” (CDC 2014). It is a syndrome characterized by the incapacity of maintain a conversation, contact with other people, and the necessity of having steady surroundings. It is also one of the most common conditions in the group of developmental disorders. Autism is not a sickness; it’s a syndrome, a set of symptoms that characterize a degenerative disorder of bio-psychosocial development, as well as a disorder of the central nervous system. It is a severe and chronic developmental disability and it affects three areas in the neurobiological development, which are: social interaction, communication, and the area of imagination and play.
There are three types of autism, Autistic disorder (also called classic autism), Asperger syndrome, and…
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