It's been a while since I've spooned up a goodly dose of medicine to HuffPost friends. Today I ask you to open wide, say ahhh, bend over and cough all at once. Last month I was in Dallas speaking to a wonderful group called Metrocare that provides services to low-income families with children who have developmental disabilities.
Could I have autism? What does autism spectrum disorder look like in adults? How do autism symptoms change with age?
Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. The post below is by Lisa Smith, the mother of seven children, two with special needs. Her son Tate has autism.
Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm. Jennifer was not diagnosed with autism until she was 45 — and then only because she wanted confirmation of what she had figured out for herself over the previous decade. Most of her life, she says, she evaded a diagnosis by forcing herself to stop doing things her parents and others found strange or unacceptable.
Verified by Psychology Today. Caring for Autism. Two recent studies will undoubtedly shock individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder ASD.
Employment is one such table. Just like all other adults I need to pay the monthly bills, buy groceries, have transportation, etc. This all poses quite the conundrum for me.
I was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in my 40s. That none of us wake up cured at 18 still appears to mystify some professionals. That we might still benefit from some support, however late the diagnosis, does too.
Posted by Mike Burriss Aug 22, Autism 2. Even though Dana protested, I made the call to cancel his appointment that we waited 7 months to get. This gets a lot of parents, I know because it got me for so long.
Verified by Psychology Today. Caring for Autism. This is based on data and as such the actual prevalence in may be higher.
Stimming — or self-stimulatory behaviour — is repetitive or unusual body movement or noises. Many children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder ASD stim and might keep stimming throughout their lives. The amount and type of stimming varies a lot from child to child. For example, some children just have mild hand mannerisms, whereas others spend a lot of time stimming.