Unit 44
Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
By knowing individual’s needs, abilities, strengths, gifts and interest we can   focus on the     individual and create a safe environment for them to work, rest and play without feeling pressured or anxious a person centred plan will give them a chance to grow as a more confident person.
Impairment in imagination – They have deficits in flexible thinking, they don’t understand the feeling of another person or views. They can’t cope with change and show this by being aggressive or agitated. They only have their own interest and are not interested in anyone else’s view or opinions there is only them in there world.
Impairment in social relationships – They have problems in how to behave or be around people, they can touch in an inappropriate manner and have trouble understanding how to communicate in an non-verbal manner like for example facial expression or hand gestures. Their whole interaction with others in normal day to day life is a struggle for them from talking to friends and strangers and working alongside members of staff.
Impairment in social communication – They have trouble communicating effectively with others they can’t understand what we might be trying to say they take on board what we say is what we are saying (reading between the line). They are very selfish in that it is all about them they don’t have any interest what others are saying or doing even though you might have a conversation about someone else they will talk about themselves.

The spectrum is a line in which the different degrees of autism are placed. There isn’t just one particular condition of autism that we can have. They come in varying degrees and conditions hence the spectrum’ a child could live quite a normal life at one end of the spectrum with little help or attention, whereas at the other end of the spectrum a child could have a lot of disabilities that can cause...