anastasiamutia:

Symptoms of Autism
Source: Sahabat Anak

anastasiamutia:

Symptoms of Autism

Source: Sahabat Anak

(Source: ladyofcroutons)

fiarago:

I’m kind of beating myself up because I should have done this a few days ago. But, listen up. It’s Autism Awareness Month. An entire month dedicated to educating people on autism. But really we should educate people about this all the time. Autism is basically a developmental disorder that prevents individuals from having typical social relationships with others. Other characteristics include difficulty communicating, and stereotypic behaviors. There isn’t a single definition that fits every child; it’s a full spectrum that ranges from kid to kid. Autism is only ever a noun. If I hear it used otherwise, I will repeat what you said and correct you. Children are never “autistic;” they have autism. My kids are not a disorder, so don’t you dare define them that way.  They are different, not stupid. My kids are incredibly smart and learn quickly. Some of them are even more well-behaved than most typical kids I know. Also, individuals without autism are typical, not “normal.” These parents are doing the best they can with what they have. I don’t judge the messy houses, or the mom taking a cigarette break. These moms and dads are not just there to cater to these kids. They’re people struggling too. But when I ask how they manage to do it, they always say “I don’t know any other way.”  Autism is not preventable; anyone can get it. 1 in 88, boys more often than girls. I have a mom who took all her vitamins, ate healthy, exercised, and avoided chemicals in her daily products. One of her twin boys has autism. You can do everything right in the baby books, and still have this affect your child.  My kids mean so much to me, and I want people to understand that they aren’t bad kids. They’re just different. So educate yourselves and show your support.

fiarago:

I’m kind of beating myself up because I should have done this a few days ago. But, listen up. It’s Autism Awareness Month. An entire month dedicated to educating people on autism. But really we should educate people about this all the time.
Autism is basically a developmental disorder that prevents individuals from having typical social relationships with others. Other characteristics include difficulty communicating, and stereotypic behaviors. There isn’t a single definition that fits every child; it’s a full spectrum that ranges from kid to kid.
Autism is only ever a noun. If I hear it used otherwise, I will repeat what you said and correct you. Children are never “autistic;” they have autism. My kids are not a disorder, so don’t you dare define them that way.
They are different, not stupid. My kids are incredibly smart and learn quickly. Some of them are even more well-behaved than most typical kids I know. Also, individuals without autism are typical, not “normal.”
These parents are doing the best they can with what they have. I don’t judge the messy houses, or the mom taking a cigarette break. These moms and dads are not just there to cater to these kids. They’re people struggling too. But when I ask how they manage to do it, they always say “I don’t know any other way.”
Autism is not preventable; anyone can get it. 1 in 88, boys more often than girls. I have a mom who took all her vitamins, ate healthy, exercised, and avoided chemicals in her daily products. One of her twin boys has autism. You can do everything right in the baby books, and still have this affect your child.

My kids mean so much to me, and I want people to understand that they aren’t bad kids. They’re just different. So educate yourselves and show your support.

(Source: fiarago)

pixienoir:

AUTiSM AWARENESS : 8 Tips For Living With & Loving Someone With Autism

webdarek:

Even if you don’t think vaccines and autism are related … these are some staggering numbers !!!

webdarek:

Even if you don’t think vaccines and autism are related … these are some staggering numbers !!!

xime2:

#respect #different #abilities #visible #disability

xime2:

#respect #different #abilities #visible #disability

(Source: iammyfather-sdaughter, via dispellingthemyths)

Light it up Blue! Check out Autism Speaks to learn more and get involved in the cause! 

Light it up Blue! Check out Autism Speaks to learn more and get involved in the cause! 

10 Facts About Autism That We Didn’t Know A Year Ago

1. High-quality early intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can do more than improve behaviors, it can improve brain function.

2. Being nonverbal at age 4 does NOT mean children with autism will never speak. Research shows that most will, in fact, learn to use words, and nearly half will learn to speak fluently.

3. Though autism tends to be life long, some children with ASD make so much progress that they no longer meet the diagnostic criteria for autism. High quality early-intervention may be key. 

4. Many younger siblings of children with ASD have developmental delays and symptoms that fall short of an autism diagnosis, but still warrant early intervention. 

5. Research confirms what parents have been saying about wandering and bolting by children with autism: It’s common, it’s scary, and it doesn’t result from careless parenting. 

6. Prenatal folic acid, taken in the weeks before and after a woman becomes pregnant, may reduce the risk of autism.

7. One of the best ways to promote social skills in grade-schoolers with autism is to teach their classmates how to befriend a person with developmental disabilities.

8. Researchers can detect presymptom markers of autism as early as 6 months — a discovery that may lead to earlier intervention to improve outcomes.

9. The first medicines for treating autism’s core symptoms are showing promise in early clinical trials.

10. Investors and product developers respond to a call to develop products and services to address the unmet needs of the autism community.

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April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Light it up blue!

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Light it up blue!