The Three Functional Levels of Autism

By |2021-09-08T16:08:02-04:00August 16, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs|

When talking about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it features various levels starting from mild to severe symptoms. People diagnosed with the disorder are further diagnosed into the level of symptoms they have. The levels pave the way for more clarity for a person's diagnosis of where they fit in on the spectrum. To be precise, there are three levels of ASD; level 1, level 2, and level 3. These levels define the severity of the autistic's social skills and behaviours – the two domains of symptoms to which the levels are assigned. They are based on the individual's strengths and limitations [...]

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Lesser Known Signs of Autism

By |2021-09-09T23:53:52-04:00August 13, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs|

We are all aware of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its signs and symptoms. Its common symptoms are difficulty in communicating, displaying of social skills, and repetitive behaviours. However, there are certain signs that we may not know and are not that obvious to recognise. It is best to stay aware of all of the signs to detect the disorder early. Here are some signs that one should also look out for. Inappropriate laughing or giggling Many autistics show signs of laughing or giggling inappropriately. This can be due to sensory sensitivity, lack of communication skills, or trouble with high-level thinking. [...]

Myths About Autism

By |2022-01-18T12:38:16-05:00August 11, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs|

Over the past years, so much has been written about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that at times one is unable to distinguish between truth and fiction. Because autism is characterised in different ways, many believe in a lot of myths and misconceptions. Let's debunk some common myths related to autism. Myth: Autistic people can't feel emotions Truth: People often believe that autistics are unable to feel emotions; however, this is not the case. Autistic people do feel emotions, but struggle to communicate them, and have a different way of expressing. Autism can impact a person's ability to communicate, because of which [...]

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