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Embracing the difference


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Embracing the difference

  1. 1. Alyssa D., Rachel N., Katelyn P., Melissa M.
  2. 2.  To reach out and try to get people to better understand people with autism
  3. 3.  Autism is a mental condition, it presents in early childhood and it is characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people . There are five types of autism: autistic disorder, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrorme, Childhood Disintegrate Disorder, and Rett Syndrome.
  4. 4.  PDD-NOS-this is used to describe individuals who do not fully meet the criteria for autistic disorder or Asperger Syndrome Pervasive Developmental Disorder is the full name for PPD-NOS
  5. 5.  Childhood Disintegrative Disorder-is a condition in which children develop normally through ages 3 or 4, then over a few months children lose language ,motor, social, and other skills that they already learned.  -the cause is unknown, but has been linked to brain and nervous system problems.
  6. 6.  Although childrens intelligence appear normal, the children lack nonverbal communication skills, fail to demonstrate empathy with peers, and were physically clumsy.  -Children with AS want to know everything about their topic or interest and their conversations.
  7. 7.  Rett Syndrome- this is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to development reversals, especially in the areas of expressive language and hand use  -Rett Syndrome –occurs almost exclusively in girls and may be misdiagnosed of autism or cerebral palsy
  8. 8.  60 people are diagnosed daily with autism 1% of the U.S. population is affected. Measuring brain activity in infants as young as 6 months can help predict the future development of autistic symptoms U.S CDC suggest that autism related disorders are more common than previously though.
  9. 9.  Medications Occupational therapy Physical therapy Speech therapy
  10. 10.  The best way to communicate with autistic children is to make them feel comfortable. Autistic kids react different to what’s going on around them, normal sounds may really bother them A kid with autism aalso has trouble linking words to their meanings. Sometimes they can’t come up with the right words to express their feelings.
  11. 11.  The majority of teens with autism lack contact with friends outside of school They aren’t called or invited to social activities
  12. 12.  If you met Max today (at age 19) you would never suspect he had been autistic. He is a college student at a top university who gets all As and Bs, belongs to a fraternity, and is outgoing, friendly, and popular socially. In Maxs case, it took two years of treatment until he was testing at age level and another four or five years until they felt he no longer had any vestiges of autism.
  13. 13.  The main point of this PowerPoint is to show you why autistic kids, teens, and adults are the way they are. We hope that after this presentation you are more aware and are now more accepting of them. Everyone deserves a chance just like you.