The Effects Of Autism Spectrum Disorder On Children

918 WordsSep 9, 20154 Pages
According to Australian Bureau of Statistic in 2012, about 46% of autistic children in teenage age told their parents they were victimised at school. Unemployment rates for individuals with ASD are around 65% in comparison to the whole population with only 6%. A 5 years old Indonesian boy, Adi Sutanto, was born with autism. Recently, at his age, he still cannot speak even a word, and he is acting like 2-year-old child. Adi has limited ability where people are only able to comprehend his thought-process through his movements and actions. More than that, due to his slow mental development, this has affected some physical problems to him, where he is not able to use his legs to walk like normal kids. Some of his relatives felt embarrassed to have him in the family. Devastatingly, he was even bullied by his kindergarden teachers, as he is different to others. In his case, how he could take part in social activities to cope with other children? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is known as a complex developmental disability caused by brain abnormality. People with autism have issues with non-verbal communication, a wide range of social interactions ad activities that include and social activities. Moreover, autism is a life long developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. . Children with ASD engage in repetitive movements such as twirling and rocking, or in
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