Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is..
April is the month of world autism month. One in 150 kids is autistic these days. The autism spectrum is growing. I wish, every parents must be well aware of autism in today’s date.. Let’s get briefly into the topic to enlight the awareness in each one of us..
Disclosure:- I am not a medical expert or a doctor but I am sharing my thoughts from my experience what I got to know from my friend who is a psychiatrist.
What is autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition. It has many types and stages.
Autism spectrum disorder appears in infancy and early childhood, causing delays in many basic areas of development, such as learning to talk, play, and interact with others.
If you find one of the above disorder or lag in your child or in your family. Don’t accept the wait-and-see approach. Many parents and family members say, wait-and-see some may take time. But kindly do not pay attention to their terrible advice. If you feel something wrong with your child’s behaviour, then never ever delay your approach to the doctor.
Some children with autism starts to develop communication skills but tend to regress when they age between 12 and 24 months. For example, children who say mamma and pappa may stop using the entire language. Likewise, children who used to play peek-a-boo or waving hands may stop playing social games. Loss of any speech, social behaviour, gestures are needed to be taken as a serious issues. Regression to these behaviours is a major red flag for autism.
Parents support to the child:-
A diagnosis of autism is difficult for both the parents and the children. Although these disorder cannot be cured, most children can lead a happy life in taking part in the therapy. Parents must be the pillar of strength for the children especially for the autistic children. Mostly those parents are the very strongly willed people, I must say. They face various kinds of challenges on their daily basis. A big salute to those great people.
Let’s make a change:-
As a contribution to those lovely kids, let’s all join our hands for the support and accept the people with autism. If autistic souls are near you, stop starring at them instead spread love and kindness to those sweet people. If you can, kindly donate financially to the autism society. Last but not the least, if you are not facing such kind, pay your loads of gratitude to the God.
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With this note I am signing off from this post, and expects yours valuable comments and tremendous support.