This is a poem written by Julie Code who’s 34 and has autism. She wrote this poem about her brother who is now 24-years-old and also has autism. She wrote about the good and bad times they shared and about them growing up together. This is an important poem because it shows that people who do have Autism do grow up and are like other people even if they do have some difficulties in life, but when they do have difficulties, they get through it with the help of other people and support. This is important to realise because it is important to just not judge people who are autistic but rather to help them with things they are incapable with or have some patience with them and to also give them support. This poem is also meaningful because it shows how much love the sister has for her brother, even though he has autism.
The autism spectrum shows what disorders or "developmental disorders" are involved with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). This image is good to be seen by people who are unaware of ASD because many people when they first hear that it is a spectrum, imagine a number line. On this number line they imagine the point "not autistic" on one end and on the other end they imagine the point "autistic". This is not the spectrum and this is not true at all because how can you just be a little autistic or a lot autistic, that is not possible, it is not measured that way. You can have different forms of autism but these include social problems, and how well you can communicate and interact with others. It can also include what talents you have, like some people with autism can not interact well in social circumstances but can remember a whole song and then play it on an instrument only after earing it once, or some people who do not react well in certain social circumstances can speak five different languages fluently, learning them all in a short amount of time. By people knowing the autism spectrum it would make people with autism feel better because they would know that people understand the disorders they have and it would also make autism a lot clearer and knowledgeable to other people.
Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism. This is a children's book about how two kids, who are brother and sister want to go to the park and feed the ducks. The little girl is called Julie and her little brother is called Ian. Ian is diagnosed with autism and so he does not have the same reaction when feeding the ducks as Julie does and Julie thinks that Ian looks silly. This is a good resource for children because it allows them to understand that some people do have autism, and it will make them want to learn about Autism more to find out what it actually is. It also teaches them how some children with autism react differently to certain things and that they should not laugh at people or judge people who are different to them.
"I was diagnosed with Autism in May 2015, at the age of 28. At first, I cried, I ran out of the room. I felt like I was sucker punched right in the gut and it left me gasping for air. So many thoughts...". This girl named Juliana sharing her story "I'm not only my autism". This caught my attention because I feel like when people find out that one person is autistic, they automatically start labelling that person as "the girl/boy who has autism" and that is not how it should work. Throughout the story. Juliana tells us about when she found out about her autism, her dislikes about It and her likes about it. She tells us about how people act and view her and I feel like all these things which she mentions and tells us about is important because it will allow people who keep giving people with autism labels, to stop and to realise a personal viewpoint on what they really feel about it. She also states that no one knows what autism is completely, everyone who either has it or doesn't have it are still learning more and more about it all the time, which I personally think, makes people feel more comfortable about being diagnosed with it, or knowing people who are diagnosed with it.
African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages than white children, missing years of potential intervention and treatment. Special correspondent John Donvan and producer Karen Zucker meet a black family who struggled to find community and resources for their son with autism, but are now helping others who need answers and support. The family, who live just ouside Chicago, are being disrespected in their community because their 29 year old son, Jason, has autism. He would stand up in church, and the community would complain to the head of the church that he was being disturbing and the family had a lack of support from their community and neighborhood. Jason became one of the first black males diagnosed with autism who became a model and this was very heart-warming for his family. Throughout this video, they portray a lot of situations which Jason had to go through and I feel sorry for him and his family because this world that we live in, should and is meant to have equal rights between coloured people and non coloured people and I feel like it was hard enough for Jason and his family to miss half the treatment for people with autism because he was diagnosed with it at an older age and that people within the community should show love and support because he needs to feel like he is accepted into society and Jason did not chose to be diagnosed with autism.
This is a video about the top 10 famous people who have autism. Most of the people in the video are not commonly known in the modern society except or a few, and most of them are presidents but it is important to recognize these people because many people who are diagnosed with autism never thought that they could do anything. Amy Mullins, a girl who was disabled looked up the definition of disabled and it came up with synonyms which were all bad words like "crippled" or "incapable". This made people believe that she could not reach her goal because she was different to humans in the rest of the world who aren't disabled. She then grew up and reached her goal and she is now famous and proved everyone who thought she could not make it wrong. I feel like this is what happens with autistic people. People speak so badly about them sometimes and they begin to believe that they can not reach their goal or do what they want to do because they are diagnosed with autism and it limits them from doing certain things, but then when they watch this video it is proof that they can do whatever they want, especially after seeing the worlds most famous scientist in the world, Albert Einstein. Overall, this is a good resource because it allows people to see that anyone can do amazing things and become whoever they want whether they are disabled or diagnosed with autism or if they are just normal people.
This article is about how a childhood show, which has been around forever, has brought a new Muppet in which has autism. This is a good thing because it raises awareness about autism to little children. This new Muppet, names Julia, is also part of the Sesame Street friends group throughout the show, she is not just an "outsider" who has no friends. This shows the kids that they can be friends with someone who has autism and that people with autism can be smart at certain things even though they are not good at other things. This is mentioned in the show when Julia helps her friends spot shapes. It also makes kids diagnosed with autism feel better because I feel like they will feel more comfortable in society since many children are aware about what autism really is and that they understand the good and bad things and that they will not be left out at school because certain kids will understand and help. By teaching kids about autism and showing them the good things about having autism within all the bad things, it raises awareness to the kids which is good because it makes people feel more comfortable and less embarrassed and also happier.
This picture raises awareness for people to realise who people disgnosed with autism really are. When you search up the word "autism" on google, the definition which appears is: "a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts." This makes many people who do not actually research the topic, think that people diagnosed with autism are dumb or disbaled, but really they can do amazing things which not everyone in the world can do. This picture is good because everyone who sees it will realise the true meaning of autism behind the actual word. By using the words to make three ideas by using an acronym makes the image eye catching for the viewers, which will make them come and read the image, allowing them to create a new idea about who people with autism are, which helps people with autism because it will make them feel more comfortable in society and more happy.