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17 years 2 months ago #253 by tim_c
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If anyone needs help or information please ask.

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16 years 9 months ago #701 by Mystery-Man
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Hm, need help with what, and what kind of information can you provide me???

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16 years 8 months ago #939 by Scott_1984
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Hiya Tim Channon :)

Welcome to Ablehere.Com :)

I thought I put up some informtaion for other use of Ablehere.Com on: Autistic Spectrum:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autistic_Spectrum

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), also called autism spectrum conditions (ASC) or the autism spectrum, with the word autistic sometimes replacing autism, are a spectrum of psychological conditions characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior.[1]

Autism is one of the five autism spectrum disorders. Of the other four autism spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome is closest to autism in signs and likely causes; Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder share several signs with autism but may have unrelated causes; finally, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) is diagnosed when the criteria are not met for a more specific disorder.[2]

Unlike autism, Asperger's has no significant delay in language development.[3]

The terminology of autism can be bewildering, with autism, Asperger's, and PDD-NOS sometimes called the autistic disorders,[4] whereas autism itself is often called autistic disorder, childhood autism, or infantile autism. ASD in turn is a subset of the broader autism phenotype (BAP), which describes individuals who may not have ASD but do have some autistic-like traits, such as avoiding eye contact.[5]

One review estimated a prevalence of at least 1.3 per 1,000 for autism and 6.0–6.5 per 1,000 for ASD; PDD-NOS was the vast majority of ASD, Asperger's was about 0.3 per 1,000 and the atypical forms childhood disintegrative disorder and Rett syndrome were much rarer.[6]

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www.actionasd.org.uk

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16 years 8 months ago #940 by Scott_1984
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What is autism?: www.mind.org.uk/Information/Booklets/Und....htm#What_is_autism_

Autism is a problem people grow up with, affecting how they interact with the world around them and other people.

An American doctor, Leo Kanner, first identified autism in 1943.

Today, we refer to these disabilities as \"autistic spectrum disorders\" (ASDs), because some people are more severely disabled than others.

ASDs cause difficulties with the ability to communicate and to interact socially with other people, and also restrict the way people lead their lives.

Unlike some disabilities, you can’t tell that a person has an ASD just by looking at them.

Some people feel that because an ASD is 'invisible', it’s harder for others to understand or empathise with them. Although it’s not thought of as a learning disability itself, a large number of people who have ASDs have some level of learning disability as well.

Most people with ASDs receive services and support from learning disability organisations.

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16 years 8 months ago #941 by Scott_1984
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What is Asperger syndrome?: www.mind.org.uk/Information/Booklets/Und....htm#What_is_autism_

Someone with Asperger syndrome may have autistic symptoms but be of average or above average intelligence.

In many ways, this condition can be harder to cope with because it is much more subtle and more difficult to diagnose.

People with Asperger syndrome may not receive appropriate help and support, because the problem is not officially defined as a learning disability and they tend to fall between services.

Other people may also be less forgiving of their difficulties; people with Asperger syndrome often become the target of bullying.

Someone with Asperger syndrome is also more likely to be aware of the restrictions and loneliness they face, and there’s a high rate of mental health problems among them.

But many people with Asperger syndrome go on to achieve highly in terms of employment, develop satisfying relationships and lead fulfilling lives.

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16 years 8 months ago #942 by Scott_1984
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What is autism?: www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=211

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them.

Children and adults with autism have difficulties with everyday social interaction. Their ability to develop friendships is generally limited as is their capacity to understand other people's emotional expression.

People with autism can often have accompanying learning disabilities but everyone with the condition shares a difficulty in making sense of the world.

There is also a condition called Asperger syndrome, which is a form of autism used to describe people who are usually at the higher functioning end of the autism spectrum.

\"Reality to an autistic person is a confusing, interacting mass of events, people, places, sounds and sights.

There seems to be no clear boundaries, order or meaning to anything. A large part of my life is spent just trying to work out the pattern behind everything.\"

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