Just a quick reminder that autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have needs that challenge not only an individual but a family as well as our systems of care and the financial impact upon the individuals and their world around them. Within this paper I will discuss the emotional,
The lecture “Life on the Spectrum: Living, Learning and Growing as an Autistic Person” presented by Howie Jordan was given on October 27, 2015 at USC Upstate. This speech was about the struggles one with autism faces on a daily basis and the adversity they must overcome. Jordan tells the audience about autism through his eyes and the lessons he has learned through his struggles. Lessons such as how to overcome bullying, physical and mental obstacles, and educational struggles. Jordan’s purpose is to shine light on the idea that a person with autism is just that, a person. No matter what disabilities one may have they are still human and deserve to be treated like one in every part of life.
Over the course of this semester, my experience in IDHP 300 and mentoring at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, has been everything from educational to eye-opening. Originally, I enrolled in this course strictly for the experience with adults on the spectrum, mainly due to my over abundance of experience with children on the spectrum. However, I am leaving this course with much more than the experience aspect, I have gained an increase of knowledge about Autism, the struggles adults on the spectrum endure and societies role in these struggles, as well as stereotypical views. I am coming out of this class with a completely different view of Autism and the individuals on the Autism spectrum.
I feel very fortunate to be able to work with families and help them to navigate the daily life of Autism providing support, resources and trainings. It’s so gratifying to see the look in a families eyes when they realize they are not alone and know that we will be here for the whole journey.
In 1994 my oldest sister, Christina, was born. She was always peculiar and could never understand or read social cues. When she began puberty, these traits intensified. As an adult, we discovered that she had high functioning, level 1, autism. When I first received a job offer to work with Jake, a 10 year-old autistic student, I believed he would be extremely similar to my sister with the same personality traits and struggles. However, to know one autistic individual is just that, knowing one singular autistic individual. My work and observations of Jake have moved me to consider autism in a new light. With so many adversary stereotypes surrounding autism, I was faced with a sweet little boy who merely needed a little extra help, if only the
All of my psychology degree has led me to this point-from talking about different careers in Psych 101, to learning about child psychopathology, to discovering behavior modification, to meeting my boss at an internship fair, to receiving and accepting a job offer at Utah Behavior Services, and to love it so much that I’ve decided to start my career in this work. The BYU psychology program has helped me see the benefits of ABA, as well as learn about the struggles of children and their families when they receive an autism diagnosis. I’m grateful for BYU, for the psychology program, and for this internship class that has helped me feel even more comfortable in pursuing a career in ABA therapy as a
Background Information The rate of autism spectrum disorders has risen exponentially in the past forty years from 1 in 10,000 in the 1970s, to 1 in 1,000 in 1995, to a staggering 1 in 68 today; (CDC.gov) which means many families are impacted and coping with this devastating disorder. (CITE)
I am in a behavioral therapist position for kids with Autism and related disorders at a
My visual schedule project was made specifically for a young, Latino student of Mexican descent who was diagnosed with having Autism-Spectrum disorder at the age of four (4) years old. The student, male, is currently eight (8) years old and is currently enrolled in a public school where he is
The recent rise in the diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASDs, is alarming parents and doctors alike, and has also given rise to the question of why the rates of diagnoses are increasing. There are many hypotheses on why the Autism rates have been increasing, and they range from
body at Cardinal Middle School. Earlier this year, STARS teacher Kelly Oblaczynski approached CMS Principal, Dr. Jennifer Sabol about launching a school-wide project to raise awareness for Autism for Autism Awareness month in April. “Dr. Sabol was on board with the idea from the
Autism affects one in every forty five children in the United States (Autism Speaks 2015). Autism is an extremely broad behavioral disorder that affects a person’s social and communication skills. Each autistic person’s case is different. Although Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) cause a daily struggle, it is immensely possible for a person with autism to live an ordinary life.
The Over- diagnoses and under-diagnoses are higher for children from racial and ethnic minority communities, because of diverse social and institutional factors or barriers that affect the children by having lower or higher prevalence documentations. The problem with the documentation process is that it increases racial and ethnic disparities and decreases the quality of assessment and intervention. The factors or barriers that contribute to over or under diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder in the racial and ethnic minority communities could be factors coming from biases from service providers, parents’ beliefs and social status, and environment.
Autism Definition This disorder was first recognized and named by Leo Kanner, a celebrated psychiatrist and physician, in 1943 (Sauner, 1990). It is distinguished by interrupted development; extreme or no response to stimuli; difficulties with speech, language and cognitive capacity; and problems relating to people, events or objects “[all signs that appear] before the age of 3” (Heward, 2003, p. 489). Of these, the most notable are serious deficiencies in verbal and non-verbal communication as well as social interaction.
Autism spectrum disorder is a disability which children and young adults have; some people are normal about the disability and some people have difficulties about it. The three difficulties that cause the autistic people to go through are social challenges, communication problems, and repetitive behaviors. In addition, the disability is a condition that lasted long through the lives of autistic people. It states here in the article of Autism Speaks (2017); “while autism is usually a life-long condition, all children and adults benefit from interventions, or therapies, that can reduce symptoms and increase skills and abilities. Although it is best to begin intervention as soon as possible, the benefits of therapy can continue throughout