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Light it Up Blue For Autism Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Hi Guys! As you can probably tell by the topic above , today its all about Lighting it up blue for Autism Awareness Month which is why this entire post is in Blue. Haute People will be playing by our party by informing you our supportive Readers about this disorder.



WHAT IS IS

autism
ˈɔːtɪz(ə)m/
noun
  1. a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

Autism usually emerges during the first 3 years of life and is often indicated by repetitive stereotyped body movements such as rocking , pacing or hand flapping. In some cases there were children who have unusual responses to people , attachments to objects or aggressive and self injurious behaviors.




CAN IT BE CURED?

There is no known cure for Autism but this does not mean that there is no help for the Autistic person. It is important to know that each Autistic child is different and will show different behaviors. There are special schools and programs with trained instructors to help with the development and speech of each individual. Here are other ways Autism is cared for:

√ The child receives structured, therapeutic activities for at least 25 hours per week.
√ Highly trained therapists and/or teachers deliver the intervention. Well-trained paraprofessionals may assist with the intervention under the supervision of an experienced professional with expertise in autism therapy.
√ The therapy is guided by specific and well-defined learning objectives, and the child’s progress in meeting these objectives is regularly evaluated and recorded.
 The intervention focuses on the core areas affected by autism. These include social skills, language and communication, imitation, play skills, daily living and motor skills.
 The program provides the child with opportunities to interact with typically developing peers.
√ The program actively engages parents in the intervention, both in decision making and the delivery of treatment.
If you are in Jamaica reading this .. you can visit the Maia Chung Autism & Disabilities Foundation to see what is available to you.
For more information on Autism , visit Autismspeaks.org
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