Description Of The Chosen Disability

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1. Description of the chosen disability. Autism is a life long disability, however each person is affected differently. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the name used for describing the different types of Autism. These include Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (The Australian Psychological Society Limited, 2017, para. 1). The word spectrum is used as children who are diagnosed have different characteristics. These characteristics can be present very early in a child’s development, assisting in early intervention (The State of South Australia, Department of Education and Children’s Services, 2007, p.2). The main characteristics young children with ASD have are social and…show more content…
2. Summary of the home background. Chase was born in Australia on December 30th 2010 and was the first-born child for both his mother and father. English is the only language spoken in the family home with both parents born in Australia. He has achieved most physical and cognitive developmental milestones, which are expected of him so far. His social and emotional development are the areas where is not achieving at the same rate as his peers; this is due to his High Functioning Autism. Toilet training was an area of particular concern, which was achieved at a very late age (fully trained by six years). Chase lives in the southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia with his mother and father. His mother is a primary school teacher and works full time at the College where Chase attends school. His father works as a ceiling fixture supervisor and works six days a week. His parents have both worked full time since he was seven months old, resulting in Chase attending day care while they worked. He is an only child. His mother’s parents also have a large influence on Chase’s home life with both grandma and grandad having Chase after school each Wednesday afternoon. Chase attends school five days a week arriving at school by 7:30am and leaving by 4:30pm. Thursday afternoons he attends swimming lessons, which is held at his school. Saturdays in summer Chase plays T-ball, while on Sundays in winter he plays football (Auskick). Mum and Dad want Chase to be successful and
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