Light It Up Blue for Autism
Today is World Autism Day. (Just in case you didn’t know) As you walk around today look for blue shirts, hats, and banners. Those people you may see are just like me spreading awareness and lighting the world up blue. Bes sure to post pics in blue or with your signs #LIBU on all your social media page. Please tag me. I wanted to focus today on spreading the awareness for Autism by providing a little insight on a fact about it.
What is Autism?
Autism is a development disability that is referred to as ASD. It is important to understand that ASD has nothing to do with how an individual may look. This is a mental condition that makes communicating and forming relationships a little bit more difficult with others.
What are signs of Autism?
- repeat actions over and over again
- avoid eye contact and want to be alone
- not point at objects to show interest (for example, not point at an airplane flying over)
- not look at objects when another person points at them
- have trouble expressing their needs using typical words or motions
Is Autism Common ?
I read that it is hard sometimes for many doctors to diagnose ASD. However, by studying a child’s behavior and developments answered are provided.
ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, but is about 4.5 times more common among boys than among girls.
Autism Spectrum Disorders that are sometimes called Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD):
- PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Delay – Not Otherwise Specified).
- Autism (sometimes referred to as Classic Autism, Early Infantile Autism, Childhood Autism, or
- Autistic Disorder)
- Asperger Syndrome
- Rett Syndrome
- Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Source: (Autism Science Foundation)