Getting Comfortable with Autism

Getting Comfortable with autism
COM/156               Kaitlin Berg
October 13, 2012

October 13, 2012

Kaitlin Berg
Getting Comfortable With Autism
Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism, and it is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. With autism growing so rapidly in our society it is necessary for those that may be around people diagnosed with autism to feel comfortable and confident that they are able to communicate with them in a successful way.
There are several different areas within the autism spectrum. One of the most popular is known as Asperger’s Syndrome. There are so many varieties of autism ranging from some mild cases to some very severe cases. Asperger’s is one of the milder forms of autism. The children and adults who have Asperger’s Syndrome typically have a hard time socializing and are focused on a few distinct things and like set schedules. Motor development could be delayed but only on a mild range. Asperger’s could go completely unnoticed to those who aren’t aware the person has it.
Mild cases of autism, such as Asperger’s, are hard to notice sometimes. Those affected in mild cases could have some repetitive actions, some very distinct interests, some mild clumsiness, etc. The signs are most definitely there but, they aren’t as pronounced as those with more severe cases. It’s very unfortunate that with many cases of autism, whether it be mild or severe, the child doesn’t tend to smile or show joyful emotions very often. They do show them, but not nearly as often as someone without the disorder.
In more severe areas of autism the child or adult could have the very same signs as those in mild cases but, they could be more “in your face” about them. Those with severe cases could get physical or loud with another person in their...