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Facts About Autism

What is autism?


Autism is a developmental disability in which people that have been diagnosed, have difficulties with social interaction, communication and restricted/repetitive behaviours or interests. Symptoms of autism can include problems with understanding people and their emotions, as well as problems with thinking, speaking, and playing. In order to diagnose autism, a doctor will look at at an individuals medical history and test them for symptoms of the disorder.


What are other Symptoms of Autism?


In addition to the above-mentioned issues, people with autism can also experience difficulties with academics, interests, and relationships. It is important to remember that not all need help coping with their condition; in fact, many parents find that they do well on their own without any assistance from professionals. However, if you think your child may be autistic, it is important to get them checked out by a doctor so that they can receive the best possible care.


The symptoms of autism spectrum disorder can vary depending on the individual, but most typically include difficulties with communication and social skills, as well as increased vulnerability to anxiety and depression. Additionally, those with autism may also suffer from problems with focus and concentration, poor self-esteem or identity development, and difficulty regulating emotions.


While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question – each person experiences autism differently – it’s important to understand the basics about how this condition works so you can make informed decisions about care for yourself and your loved ones.


What can we Do to Help?


The best way to help someone who is struggling with autism is by offering support and resources like books or therapy groups, joining local support groups. Additionally, it can be helpful to have friends or family members who are familiar with autism and can offer companionship during difficult times.


In some cases, parents may even find themselves needing professional help dealing with their autistic son or daughter while on vacation (for example)– this is something that should always be considered when planning travel around an autistic person.


It’s important to be aware of the different types of autism and how they impact different areas of life. If you have questions about autism, you can contact our team at AEHS.


How common is autism in Australia?


There is no definitive answer to this question as autism rates in Australia are highly variable. While it is not unheard of for people with autism to have successful lives, it is important to be aware that there are a variety of symptoms and challenges that may be associated with the condition.


Nonetheless, some general tips on living with autism could include:

- increasing communication and socialising opportunities for autistic children;

- seeking out support groups or other resources available to those affected by autism;

- making time for regular physical activity and outings;

- sharing any special interests or experiences with friends and family; and

- educating oneself on autisms specific information, such as educational materials or treatments available.



Mental health challenges?


When it comes to mental health, people with ASD need special care and support in order to thrive.


Autistic individuals face unique challenges when it comes to managing their own mental health and social life. For example, many ASD individuals may have difficulty understanding or communicating their feelings. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Additionally, some ASD individuals may have difficulties with paying attention in class or making friends due to their impairment in these

areas.


Unfortunately There is currently no cure for autism, but there are many ways to help those suffering with the condition. At AEHS we have specialised support services that help people with autism to live a better life.


You can donate to different Autism Charities in order to help support the research and treatment of autism in Australia. Additionally, you can find resources for autism here as well as use them to help improve your understanding of the condition. As a society, we need to do more to support people with autism and their families.



If you would like to find out more about how we can support you or your loved one, you can contact us via the contact form/email or via phone: 1300 209 414

(AEHS is a registered provider under the National Disability Scheme(NDIS).)


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