I’m not a psychiatrist or a psychologist to be talking in depth about this topic. What i wish for is that society would have a better understanding about people who are suffering from it. It could change a lot to these people in terms of job opportunities and many more. There is a certain stigma that society give towards these kind of people. It saddens me actually.
Autism is actually is a lifelong neurodevelopment disorder that manifests with a different characteristic, behaviour and communication skills. You can have a further look into this disorder here at the given link below.
I have always been fascinated by this family called adamsautism family. You may find them on instagram. They share their love and struggle raising an autistic son. I find it sweet and inspiring that regardless of what happen, they keep moving forward in life and continue to inspire other people and families that are going through the same struggles.
Anyways, this disorder differs in different individual and you can see in both childrens and adult. Some children and adults with ASD are fully able to perform all activities of daily living while others require substantial support to perform basic activities.
Common signs and symptoms are like difficulty in engaging in typical communication and interaction. It’s more challenging for them basically. They also usually does not make eye contact and prefers to be alone. But it all differs in different individual as they have different severity.
Another symptoms are repetitive and characteristic behaviour . They can either be engaging in repetitive movements or being obsessively interest in a particular thing. A break in routine or exposure to loud, overstimulating environments can overwhelm a person with ASD, leading to outbursts of anger, frustration, distress, or sadness. Regardless of what signs and symptoms they have, they must be diagnosed and evaluated by experts.
Our role as society is to always make them feel they are loved and welcome. We can help by breaking the stigma againts mental health disorder.
What does stigma againts autism means?
Let me explain to you, have you ever seen a parent in public holding their screaming and making noises child? What would most of us thought? The first thing that the parent will receive are the dissaproving looks and cold eyes. They will make all sort of assumptions such as ” you don’t know how to control your child”, ” they never discipline their child good enough”, ” look at their parents, no wonder the child behave such ways” etc.
And please do note that people with autism does not have an identifiable characteristic face such as down syndrome. They also do not necessarily need to be on a wheelchair or walking with cane to prove their dissability.
Another fact i’d like to share is that people with autism can also have depression and anxities. You may don’t often here this, because autism person usually have difficulty to express their feelings. So can you just imagine what they are going through?
Bottomline is, we are unique individuals that are created in our own ways. It would be wonderful if most of us would educate ourselves a little to help others in need. They don’t ask much, but just our little kindness. 🙂
I wouldn’t change you for the world, but i would change the world for you