Autism Awareness

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the Eldest Elder

Post Tue May 24, 2016 5:15 pm

In light of some of the recent discussions on these forums, as well as being asked to take down my avatar, even though it doesn't vilify autism, but glorifies it; I find myself motivated to promote awareness for this Developmental Disability, as I believe that understanding it will promote acceptance of it. On one hand we have people using it as an insult, which is very belittling to people with autism, and on the other hand we have a forum moderator trying to censor all mentions of the disorder, even one's that are said not with the purpose of being insulting, but embracing. So what I'm going to do is quote the Autism-Society's explanation of what the disorder is, as they could articulate it far better than I could:

About Autism. What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity.

In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDM autism prevalence report. The report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United States – nearly twice as great as the 2004 rate of 1 in 125 – and almost 1 in 54 boys. The spotlight shining on autism as a result has opened opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve families facing a lifetime of supports for their children. In June 2014, researchers estimated the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism is as great as $2.4 million. The Autism Society estimates that the United States is facing almost $90 billion annually in costs for autism. (This figure includes research, insurance costs and non-covered expenses, Medicaid waivers for autism, educational spending, housing, transportation, employment, related therapeutic services and caregiver costs.)

Know the signs: Early identification can change lives

Autism is treatable. Children do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. For more information on developmental milestones, visit the CDC’s “Know the Signs. Act Early” site.

Here are some signs to look for in the children in your life:

Lack of or delay in spoken language
Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects)
Little or no eye contact
Lack of interest in peer relationships
Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play
Persistent fixation on parts of objects

The signs of Autism are not always obvious, and there are varying degrees by which one may suffer from it. You may even know people that have Autism and not even realize it. You may even exhibit some symptoms of Autism and not even realize it. So please, be wary, and be mindful, and be accepting of people with Autism.
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Post Tue May 24, 2016 5:38 pm


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Post Tue May 24, 2016 6:27 pm

what a fucking joke bane is
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taquanda [LNR]
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Post Tue May 24, 2016 10:26 pm

So Bane IS a u t I s t I c?
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Post Tue May 24, 2016 10:44 pm

Topic moved to general discussion since it has nothing to do with UO.
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