Autism Awareness Day

 

World Autism Day 2018

 

We are approaching the eleventh annual autism day of 2018. A day when autism organisations around the world, celebrate the day, by way of unique fundraising events and raising awareness of the condition.

Raising awareness is fundamental in the strides forward that need to be made in order for this developmental disability to be recognised and fully understood.

Autism is a developmental disability that remains with a person for their entire life. Each child or adult with autism is unique. For this reason, a person is described as being on the spectrum. This describes the condition as having a range of similar traits of various degrees.

Most notably autism is characterised by noticeable impaired social skills, difficulty with communication and restrictive and repetitive behaviour.

This spectrum is why each person with autism, is unique and as such, their treatment plan should be bespoke. Early intervention, involving the entire family is the most effective treatment.

Asperger’s is a form of autism. It is characterised by impaired social skills, repetitive behaviours and often a narrow and limited set of interests. However, linguistic and cognitive development is not delayed.

Asperger’s is explored in the story of Alfie, the protagonist in Love, Secrets, and Absolution. Love, Secrets, and Absolution - novel

Alfie is not like other little boys, that much is clear from a very young age. He is a lonely boy, full of obsessive thoughts and repetitive behaviours. His young life is one long struggle for him.

Before the increased awareness of Autism, such children, all over the world were considered naughty and strange. No professional help was offered, or even available, and their lives and the lives of their families was made difficult.

 

Thankfully, the whole world is moving forward with the understanding of this neurobiological condition.

                                                                   Together we can make a difference.The Inner Wheel club of Warsop has been hosting events in support of Autism East Midlands.