The presentation above is about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) it carefully walks viewers through what it is and what it means. It creates a better understanding for people questioning the spectrum. At the beginning of the video the 2 girls describe why they have made the video. They said it's because ASD is becoming a hot topic for discussion and they want to set the record strait about it. It is important to have videos like this that provide curious people about ASD with the facts on the topic. This topic needs to be discussed and taught more so that we are educated on the subject and these girls are taking the 1st few steps to help us all.
It is no secret that looking after someone with "special needs" or a "disability" isnt easy, and while that's not the cas for everyone it is the case for some and Mercy Care is one of many facilities here to help. Mercy care is a good way for someone to make sure that your family memeber/ friend etc is getting the best care possible if you have found yourself incapable of giving them what they need. Mercy care provides details of what they can do for your family member/ friend etc and explains what NDIS is and how it benefits you. It is important to have facilities like this so that people with disabilities are getting the right professional care so they are able to live their life.
'Iain Duncan Smith has been criticised for using the word "normal" when talking about non-disabled people. Why does this word make people angry?' The BBC website has reviewed the reactions of many, about Duncan Smith's claim, that disabled people are "not-normal" and therefore can't be apart of the working class. BBC has asked why the word "normal" ,when being used in the context of disabled people, causes such an uprising on social media. The reasons behind this is, as society continues to change and evolve, so dose the stance of what is politically correct and incorrect. It has now been established that more and more people are beginning to accept the differences of others no matter what might separate them from the rest of society, so the reason for this dispute is that the word "not-normal" poses that they are different from "normal human beings" which in turn takes away the human aspect of a person and makes them something else entirely. These "disabled" people are alianated enough from society as it has always been hard for others to accept these differences so they don't need comments like this to further seperate them. Our society is adapting more and more each day to accept and give back human features to the alianated, so a comment like the one from Duncan Smith is a major set back in this process of accepting other human differences.
Rosie King is a 16 year old girl who lives life on the autism spectrum. She describes herself as having a big imagination with thousands of different worlds all going on at the same time in her head. She then goes on to speak about how people try and fit the whole autism spectrum in to one check box where there is a very certain criteria for being autistic, however, autism is a whole spectrum of people with very different variations. For example one person who is autistic might be non-verbal while another one loves to talk and tell stories. She says that there are so many stereotypes around autism like most people with autism are good with maths or science, however, stereotypes are mostly if not always wrong! She says that it's because people are so scared of variety and that's why people try so hard to nail variety down in to certain boxes and it's not just with autism, it happens when anyone might pose something different to social norms (lgbtq, woman etc). One thing that really stood out to me was when she said that being autistic gave her something that was more of an ability rather than a disability, she said she had a very vivid imagination that aloud her to switch between worlds, from the real world to the one in her imagination which she describes as mostly being more real then the actual real world. What was really interesting is that she uses her autism to distinguish the good and real people form the bad and fake ones. She dose this by seeing who really wants to be friend with the "autistic girl" and who cares more about being friends with the "normal girl". She poses a question to the audience asking, "what really is normal?" Her brother and sister are bothe non-verbal and while most people just dismiss this and automatically characterise them as "not-normal" she goes and develops a meaningful connection to these people by communicating with them in different means. Even though Rosie is autistic she manages to connect with the audience, tell jokes and have a more "real" perspective on life then most. In the book, the curios incident of the dog in the nighttime, Christopher has no appreciation for jokes and is not good with human interaction or sensing emotions of others. This proves Rosie's point about all autistic people being different. So if they're all different are they not then too "normal"? Considering that no two people are the same, disability or no disability, they are in fact somewhat "normal". They don't need any other labels ,besides the only one that should matter, human. The label human makes someone similar to us, that label gives someone a Herat, a sole, a personality but most of all it alows them to feel hurt to feel pain just the same as the rest of us. These people are more alike us then we think and at the end of the day they are still human!
This video was created by a mother of a child. This mother has a disability that makes her week and doesn't allow her body to function like the a average person. In this video the mother explains that her "disability" doesn't stop her from living her life to the fullest. She has "normal" goals for a woman her age and is currently studying at university. The truely amazing thing about this video is that this woman has made it possible for people just like her to achieve what society tells her is unachievable. Wanting a child is a pretty "normal" dream or want that people grow up with, it is a desire many people carry around with them and always picture it as it being a reality for them in the future. This is the same reality for any other "disabled" person, they too have these desires and these wants much like this "disabled woman". She has turned her dreams into a reality and didn't let the doctors who refused to help her stop her form achiving her goals. She now lives with her daughter and a nanny for her daughter and doesn't speak much about the father. She is happy and doesn't let her "disability" disable her from being and achiving who she wants to be.
Sophia is a you tuber with a 13 year old autistic brother. In her video she has explained what she goes through on a daily basis living with an autistic brother, as well as what he dose in his day. I believe that it is also good to have an understanding about how family members deal with these "special needs" kids because it most certainly isn't easy for everyone. What really stood out to me about this video was that she said that even though it can be hard for her at times because she feels as though there is more pressure on her, she wouldn't change a thing because the way her brother is has made her who she is. She even went on to thank him and said she's learned a lot from him. It's really amazing to realise that you don't just change the lives of "special needs" kids they too change yours.
"Marketed as a stress-relieving toy that helps with nervous energy, a fidget spinner is a small device you hold in the centre and then flick to make it spin rapidly." The newest craze to hit the markets are fidget spinners and many schools are actually starting to band them, but what dose this have to do with special needs kids? Although fidget spinners do nothing but distract any other kid, it dose however improve concentration for special needs kids and in some cases calms them down. In fact fidget spinners were originally created for the purpose of special needs kids. These spinners are important for some specific autistic people on the spectrum as sometimes it may be hard to calm them down but this a good way to do the job quickly. More things like this are defiantly required as it seems to be helping these kids making the lives of parents and carers easier and that is never a bad thing.
Lori Sealy lives her life on the autism spectrum. She states that the most common question she is asked is "what dose autism feel like?" She said she is always very afraid to answer this question and this fear comes from 2 places. She said the 1st reason is that she doesn't want other people to hear what living on the spectrum is like for her and then think of it as the universal experience for living on the spectrum. There is a lot of diversity on the spectrum and that is exactly why it's called a spectrum. She used a very interesting quote by Dr. Stephen Shore who said, “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism." What this means is that you can't assume that they're all the same after one encounter with only one autistic person, there is a spectrum for a reason, to decipher these differences. She has used this quote to help readers understand her fear of letting other people know what it's like for her living on this spectrum to show that you can't just have one general consensus after one encounter with one person. Just like the way you view and live your life is different to every other person, the same goes for her and any other autistic person. Her 2nd fear is the reaction she has gotten in the past for explaining the way she feels. Many have called her harsh words mostly leadin towords the fact that they think she's crazy! But I pose this question, who isn't? Do we not all have something that makes us unique something that makes us stand out? Lori Sealy here's everything that goes on in a room from the quitest whisper on the other end of a room, to the shouting man next to her ear and even the movement of other people's hair. This would be quite digressing for any average human being, and it is no different for Lori. Hearing all these things have caused her to have many panick attacks, can you even imagine hearing so many things at once? It's enough to drive any sane person crazy! So in turn dose that not then make her like the rest of us? Lori says that autism feels really awful but if you take the book, the curious incident of the dog in the night time, as an example you'll see that the main character, Christopher, has little to no problem with his autism. Lori then goes on to use an analogy to describe what autism is. She compares autism to a "frayed wire" saying that the frayed wire is like the brain of someone with autism and somtimes a frayed wire in a radio can cause a noise that hurts you and other times the radio works perfectly. What this means is that people with autism fell a lot of pain but they can be happy but sometimes they do feel hurt and the pain that most people refuse to aknowlede and instead label and chatagorise them. In short autism is different for everyone there is a whole spectrum of people with autism and no two poeople living with it are the same.