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  • Open Question: is autism real or is it a myth?

    is autism real or is it just an over exuberant hyper sensitive approach to everyday mannerisms and behaviour isms that we all express? only most of us know how to control ourselves or are kids/ people with diagnosed autism, more intelligent than others and they know how to get what ever they want by expressing themselves differently... my son is at present attending an autism diagnostic group.. we always new there was something a little different about him but the more i listen to so called experts in the field i am beginning to doubt that it really exists..with out going into the whole triad of impairment thing for those of us who know of this i would like to share my findings.. we are told that autistic children cannot lie? this is not true, my son can lie openly but when faced with the truth he cannot hide his guilt but also if he is telling the truth he can nearly be led to believe he isn't telling the truth as he shows the same characteristics. maybe he is not believing this but he seems hard to cope with the pressure of the questioning rather than the guilt or truth, they tell us kids with autism cannot look at you when you are talking to them one on one, this is the same for my child --- to a point, if i talk to him one on one and move his chin so his eyes meet mine and talk to him slowly and precisely he will hold my gaze and will talk to me... they tell us an autistic child that has problems eating because they cannot stand the texture or taste of food etc would inevitably have to eat like liquid lunches.. my child will also say he does not like food but from being with him all his life i know he would have previously loved the food he is now turning down and the point im making is that if i sit down with him and sternly tell him he is not going to leave his dinner or he will not have the reward of going to his grand mothers, he will eventually eat it and come to me with an empty plate and with a smile on his face, so where is it that autistic children differ because most kids will do these things but perhaps not as long as a diagnosed child.then it is also said that an autistic child lacks in social skills and can either find it hard to mingle and play or has to be the main player (in charge) or will just follow every one else well is there anything else left to do? i think these three things are what other children do daily?? although my child loves to disappear into his room with his xbox and preferres his own company , he can play with his sisters and brother ,if he has been bad and has been rep-remanded and his x box removed... everything that is attributed to autism can be attributed to normal behaviour, they say autistic child has poor social skills and he or she can learn them to "fit in" i would agree , but don't we all learn our social skills? we are born only with the instinct to feed breath and sleep.and if its so that an autistic child can learn to fit in . can he or she not also learn a certain way to behave?(autism?)

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    Autism is Real

    Knowledge bot, yes, Autism is real. It's as real as Fragile X Syndrome, Diabetes, irregular heart beats, and other genetic disorders.

    Autism is a genetic disorder of the mind, a behavioral definition that results from an increased awareness and sensory overloads caused by one or both of two things: Increased neuron growth in the brain, and a lack of neuron pruning after the age of 2.

    You see, people with Autism have larger and more dense brains than neurotypical people. As a result of such, they are hypersensitive to their environment, and can only cope by blocking out as much as they can. Speaking is difficult, because the process is complicated by over-stimulation in the mind. Large crowds are difficult to manage, because an autistic person can hear EVERYONE, no matter how far they are, and find it very difficult to isolate a single speaker without intense concentration.

    There are currently 22 genes identified that will, when a mutation occurs, cause autism. The more mutated genes in a person, the more severe the autistic symptoms.

    Autism is more than just the meltdowns and anti-social behavior that are the symptoms, it's a complete rewiring of the brain making learning difficult from example (unlike neurotypical children). Instead, every step needs to be outlined and explained, thought through, and focused on. Autistic children that seem to behave normally do so only because they have a preset list of processes they are able to use to navigate through the complex social structure of modern society.

    Of course, the result of the increased neuron transmissions mean that if the brain is properly trained, autistic people become very focused and determined. People like Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, and Vincent van Gogh. These are famous people that had confirmed autism (based on analysis of descriptions of their social behavior).

    If you are interested in more information about Autism, feel free to check out my Autism category on my blog. I include the scientific resources and studies that back up the information I have provided here. Scothoser’s Corner autism