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A School Girl's Guide to Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior. I decided to write about autism because it's a really interesting topic and I happen to have almost all the symptoms (I'm not self-diagnosing I just have almost all the symptoms). Donald Triplett was the first person to be diagnosed with autism. He was born in 1933 to a family in Forest, Mississippi. His family was well known and well respected in their small community. Before his diagnosis of autism, Donald had been placed in an institution. Leo Kanner first described autism almost 70 years ago, in 1944. Before that, autism didn't exist as far as clinicians were concerned, and its official prevalence was, therefore, zero. There were, obviously, people with autism, but they were simply considered insane. The word "autism" comes from the Greek word "autos," which means "self." It describes conditions in which a person is removed from social interaction. In other words, they become an “isolated self.” Eugen Bleuler, a Swiss psychiatrist, was the first person to use the term. Autism is known as a “spectrumdisorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments, and services can improve a person's symptoms and ability to function. Some famous people with autism include Hans Christian Andersen, children's author, Benjamin Banneker, an African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer, Susan Boyle, a singer, Tim Burton, movie director, Lewis Carroll, the author of “Alice in Wonderland", and Henry Cavendish, a Scientist. Some characteristics of autism are problems with social interaction with others, unusual interest in objects, need for sameness, great variation in abilities, under or overreaction to one or more of the five senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, or hearing, and repeated actions or body movements. Autism is something many people view as wrong or bad however it isn't like that at all, autistic people's brains work slightly differently in a really cool way. They're different, not less. I hope you enjoyed reading this. I apologize for not posting as frequently as I used to. I also apologize for not having part three of A School Girls Guide to Zodiac Signs. I was about to finish when it all got deleted. I promise you'll get a part three soon. Also, remember that on 21 of December I will be making a podcast. It's the same concept as this blog except for the fact that it's a podcast. I want to make it for people who are blind or dyslexic.



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29 gen 2021

my brother has autism ❤️

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