AUTISM How it can affect communication.
For those of you who have read ‘Love, Secrets, and Absolution’, written by K.L.Loveley, it will be quite clear to have worked out the difficulties that young Alfie experiences. However, difficult his childhood years were, his young adult life is also peppered with challenging situations.
Below is a short extract to reinforce the above statement.
‘I desperately attempt to remember the counselor’s words of encouragement. She encouraged me to bring hidden issues to the surface where I can talk them through and deal with them before they poison my mind.’
Over the last decade, there have been tremendous amounts of research into Autism resulting in a better understanding of the condition.
Although it is still not clear what triggers Autism, we do know that a number of factors, genetic and environmental can affect brain development, thereby increasing the risk of autism. Currently, there is work underway at Cambridge University to identify if raised levels of estrogen in the womb can increase the likelihood of developing autism. This study along with multiple other studies are leading the way through medical research to a better understanding of this condition.
Autism is not an ‘illness’ and cannot be ‘cured’. There are however many interventions that can be helpful for people with autism to enable learning and development.
Please take a look at the following link to see how many people are working towards improving communication with the autistic community.