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Mental Health Brochure

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wHAT IS autism?

  • Autism is a neurodevelopment of impairments.

  • A person with Autism they are likely to have difficulties in social and communication interactions, and have behavioral problems all in which are REPETITIVE.
  • Autism is usually recognized in the first 3 years of a child’s life and can go into adulthood.
  • Being diagnosed with Autism can make it difficult for someone to communication and interact with other people because they have delays

When Being Diagnosed By a Professional, thing that they look for are:

  • Communication (lacking, speech, language; repetitive)

  • Social (lack eye contact, don’t engage with peers (age appropriate)
  • Behavioral ( parent report play interactions, eating and sleeping habits

(Dr. Amy Cooper McComas, EdD, BCBA)

  • 1 in 150 in 2007

1 in 68 in 2012

1 in 59 in 2017

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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS AUTISM?

I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical. Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the plants spin" - Jerry Newport, Your Life is Not a Label

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"Do not fear people with Autism, embrace them, Do not spite people with Autism unite them, Do not deny people with Autism accept them for then their abilities will shine" - Paul Isaacs


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If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn" - O. Ivar Lovass

Treatments:

  • Medications
  • Trainings
  • Focusing Interventions and Intensive Behavior (improve social and communication)
  • Pivotal Response Training
  • Speech/ Language Therapy

(Center for Disease Control)

Parent involvement is important  to continue thing tips learned at interventions at home as well. Treatment improve over time but last into adult head.

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AUTISM STIGMAS

  • Autistic children are not disciplined
  • People who hear stigmas are afraid to have their child diagnosed
  • Their brain is wired different

Reference:

Kincaid D.L, Doris M., Shannon C., Mullholland C. (2017) Psychiatry Research Colume 250 pg. 99-105

McCamas A.C (2018) Exceptional Parent Autism Sign and Symptoms Renew Hope

Lui T., Kaareiengala V., Litchke L.G. (2019) Journal of Physical Education and Sport, Motor Competition and Social

CDC. GOV

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