Can you live a normal life with Autism? Yes depending on what type you have and how severe it is. There are several different types of autism and some more severe than others. In this article from livegreaterhealth, we are going to do the best we can to go over them and to give you more insight on what those types are and what you can do to live as normal as you can.
Autism is a word that no parent wants to hear. Know body knows who is going to get autism but there are factors that we are going to take a look at. Learning all we can about this disorder is going to go a long way in having to live with it.
What is Autism?
A developmental disorder that involves problems interacting with people and communicating. Other problems are with restricted and repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. Starting early in a child’s life usually in the first two to three years of age. With normal growth, the signs start developing and then worsens.
Often called (ASD) Autism Spectrum Disorder where the word spectrum refers to the range of the different strength and challenges that each person with autism has.
The Five Types of Autism
- Asperger’s-a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social impairments and nonverbal communication. Asperger’s is part of an Autism spectrum disorder(ADS). Asperger’s disorders start later in life around 5 to 10 years of age. With average language and intellectual development, their social skills are mainly affected.
- Autistic Disorder – also known as Classical Autism-neurological and development disorder they’re known by the difficulty in communication skills, social interactions, and repetitive, continuous behaviors. There are some that have a lower than average intelligence most have a high to average intelligence.
- Pervasive Development Disorder, known as PDD-NOS(not otherwise specified) – sometimes called atypical autism, PDD-NOS is one of four Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD) and one of five disorders classified as pervasive developmental disorders. This refers to delays in social and communication development. The child might not be walking, talking, or other natural ways children develop at the right pace.
- Rett’s Syndrome (primarily a common type of autism in girls) – a severe neurological disorder, rare to get but occurs more commonly in girls. How this disorder works it affects the way the brain develops. It is usually found in the first couple of years of our lives. With Rett’s degeneration of the mental and physical will occur.
- Childhood disintegrative disorder also referred to as CDD – known as Heller’s syndrome and disintegrative psychosis this condition is rare and characterized by the late onset. That means the child may go up to 18 to 24 months living normal before symptoms start to affect them. Because this is so rare little research has been done on it.
Signs and Symptoms by the Number
- limited interests
- very sensitive to certain things
- delayed movement in motor skills
- speech problems
- not very good social interactions
- obsessive over certain things
2. Autistic Disorder
- repetition of behaviors
- inability to communicate
- sensitive to certain sounds
- not recognizing their name when called
3. Pervasive Development Disorder
- delays in the development of communication skills
- delays in social development
- hard time understanding
4. Rett’s Syndrome
- a decrease in cognitive abilities
- grinding of their teeth
- slow growth
- delay in motor skills
- loss of motor skills
5. Childhood disintegrative disorder
- children by around the age of two begin losing what they have learned
- loss of bowel control
- behavior changes in attitude
- loss of social skills
There are many different things we can learn about Autism, but we almost have to have a family member or someone close to us to really understand it. All children are precious and nobody wants their child to have it, many can grow up to live a normal life with the right care and help.
If you want to know more about Autism then I encourage you to watch this video to enrich yourselves in the knowledge of Autism.
From the mouth of an Autism parent, “it is very challenging to be a parent of an Autism child”. No two Autism children are the same, it is very rare to have two Autism children to be siblings.
Reason for this Article
This article was written to help give more awareness of Autism. Bringing awareness might help get more people to have a greater understanding of this condition. Everybody working together trying to just bring an end to Autism. Putting everyone in the know about this condition will make it easier for people to cope if this happens to a family member.
livegreaterhealth has tried to give you the best information to help you understand how Autism may affect a loved one. We have talked to Autism parents to get the real experience of how Autism children react to certain life situations. This may not be typical of your Autistic child, but there is no two alike.
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