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Autism ~ Therapy, acceptance and community

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”Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.” – The National Autistic Society.

I wanted to share this article about young autistic adults and parents finding acceptance and community at unique Autism Movement Therapy workshop. If you have spent any time with autistic adults or children you will know how important the little breakthroughs in communication are for these people and their loved ones. Please click on the picture below for the very interesting and informative article..

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click the pic for the article. Picture from ‘The art of autism’

The Difference Between Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

The Sensory Spectrum

With my recent post about Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism (click here), there has been a lot of discussion about what the difference is between Asperger’s and Autism as well. The Autism Society has written up a terrific round-up of the perceived differences between Asperger’s and Autism.

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Asperger’s Syndrome from the Autism Society

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