Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Common Symptoms of Some 'AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS'
PLEASE Click on UNDERSTANDING AUTISM and READ it before reading this paper.
This is meant to be a relatively Short way to help you see if you are part of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, which includes:□ High Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Asperger Syndrome
□ Developmental Coordination Disorder (Developmental Dyspraxia)
□ DysgraphiaMost kids and adults who are in the Autism Spectrum and who do not show significant obvious symptoms, are SELDOM diagnosed. If the problems and symptoms are not glaring, no one bothers. Even Kids with obvious symptoms are often not diagnosed, since many teachers are not trained to know what to look for and of course most parents do not know what to look for
Understanding AUTISMUnderstanding AUTISM4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Click on Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders to get more information about some of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The following is a simplified explanation of autism, followed by more detail. Near the end, I talk about HOW TO OVERCOME AUTISM. I will also talk about my own personal story of growing up Gay and overcoming much of my Autism. Just know that I finally got there I learned how to connect with people and make many friends, to find real love, not just people using me, and to find a measure of joy and happiness in life.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
It used to be that people were diagnosed with a specific Syndrome, like:□ Asperger Syndrome
□ High-Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Developmental Coordination Disor
Positive Traits of Aspergers SyndromeMany of those with Asperger's syndrome have a number of positive characteristics, including integrity, intelligence, endurance, and freedom from prejudice.Positive Traits of Aspergers Syndrome3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Often referred to as "autism lite" or a "shadow syndrome" of autism, Asperger's syndrome is relatively common, with up to 1 in 250 people in North America meeting the diagnostic criteria (Brasic, 27 April 2011).
Those with Asperger's, or "Aspies" (a term coined by Liane Holliday Willey in Pretending to Be Normal) are high-functioning in the sense that they are better able to maintain social relationships than those with autism. Unlike those with autism, Aspies often score highly on measures of verbal intelligence.
When contemplating disorders such as Asperger's syndrome, there is a tendency to focus on negative aspects, such as difficulty in reading social cues. But many of those with Asperger's syndrome have positive traits as well, which has led some people to question whether it should be viewed as a difference rather than a diso
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDECELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE6 years ago in Emotional More Like This
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE - An Older Gay Man's Perspective
Straight people keep asking, "Why do 'you' people need GAY PRIDE when there is no need for STRAIGHT PRIDE?" This is my answer:
Straight people do not need to be proud of being straight, because they do not need to overcome and survive vilification, hatred, bigotry, discrimination and suppression, for being straight. Sexual Minorities deserve great pride and respect for overcoming all of that, and more.I call this a "Celebration of Gay Pride" because it is a celebration of my journey to self-acceptance and pride-of-self. I was 13, an Altar Boy wanting to be a Priest, when our priest told us boys, "Boys who are physically attracted to other boys are an abomination in the eyes of God, doomed to burn for an eternity in the everlasting fires of Gahanna." I could not understand it. I was simple, autistic, and I lived to be a good boy. I had not done anything to make these feelings for boys happen. God must
RELATIONSHIPSRELATIONSHIPS7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
WHAT WE SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
When you are getting to know a potential friend or lover, pay particular attention to how he or she:
reacts to stressful or unexpected circumstances
interacts with family membersexpresses affection, anger, and other emotions
responds when you express your feelings.Questions to ask yourself when you are becoming more involved with a possible partner (Ideally, your potential partner would ask himself the same questions):Am I capable of loving, trusting, and sharing myself with this individual?
Can I accept this person as he is now, without trying to change him or expecting him to change himself?
Am I willing to tolerate his imperfections and respect his thoughts and feelings even when they are different from my own?
Can I give to or be in a relationship with this person without going against my own values or sacrificing my own needs?
Do I respect him?Do I feel safe with him?
Do I trust him?Do I enjoy his company?
StereotypesAll right people, time to tell you about stereotypes:Stereotypes3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
"Oh, you're Jewish, you must have a big nose."
Yes, it is so big that I can play it like a flute.
"You must have a tail and horns."
Well, duh. Can't you see I have hair and bottoms? I am obviously covering them.
"You must have a lot of money"
Yes, of course. Don't you see my giant mansion and rolls royce?
"Oh, you're bi. You must be confused."
Yes, of course. Because it's not like anyone else is confused about their sexuality EVER."
"You must want to be different."
Yes. I love it when I get bullied and hated for my sexuality. It's so much fun!
"You must be very promiscuous."
Duh, don't you see all the people I've had relationships with? All zero of them.
"Oh, you're white, you must..."
"Oh, you're part Canadian, you must..."
Sarcasm can only go so far to cover up my hatred of stereotypes. And how much they can hurt. So please, for the love of pete just stop.
A PATH TO HAPPINESSA PATH TO HAPPINESS4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
A PATH TO HAPPINESS & FULFILLMENT
This was written to help ANYONE find a Happier and more Fulfilling life. I wrote it especially for those of you who feel Depressed or Stuck in Life.
It is my hope that all of you can find a measure of happiness, contentment, and fulfillment in your lives, no matter what the circumstances of your lives are. It is my hope that you will be able to look in the mirror and see the true beauty of who you are, and love yourself.
I know this seems like a lot to read, but isn't happiness worth the effort? I believe that these steps can truly help you in a major way, as long as you actively choose to improve your life, and commit yourself to the process. Some people have plenty of Dopamine and Endorphins to keep them feeling good, motivated and riding high, but even these people can find there lives feeling empty and unfulfilled, and all of us will experience depression at some point in our lives.
THE CHEMISTRY OF LOVETHE CHEMISTRY OF LOVE6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
THE CHEMISTRY OF LOVE
When we have a CRUSH ON SOMEONE, it really does change your brain chemistry in a positive way. How strong your crush is will determine the strength of your brain's response.
When you get a crush or start falling in love, you can get huge surges of energy, euphoria and exhilaration. Beside the rush of endorphins, high levels of dopamine suppress the calming and sensible influence of serotonin, another neurochemical that influences mood. In normal doses, serotonin is the antidote to stress; the chemical that calms and relaxes us. But when the brain is drenched in dopamine, serotonin is silenced.
The silence of serotonin serves genetic purposes too, as low levels make us obsess about our newfound lover. New love can look like a mental illness and, during the early stages of romance, the chemical make-up of men's and women's brains is no different from those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Fo
Pray for EnglandEngland is part of the United Kingdom and makes up the central/southern part of Great Britain.Pray for England3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It is bordered by Scotland in the north and Wales in the west, the Irish Sea
in the north west, the Celtic Sea in the south west, the North Sea in the east
and the English Channel in the south.
The country includes over 100 smaller islands including Portsea Island,
the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Sheppey.
London is the capital and largest city.
The population is over 53 million.
The name 'England' means 'Land of the Angles'.
English is the most widely used language in the world.
London was founded by Rome in 43 A.D.
According to legend Glastonbury Abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea
during the 1st century.
Sherwood Forest is a Royal Forest in Nottinghamshire, England.
It is famous for its association with the legend of Robin Hood.
The University of Oxford (founded 1096) is the oldest university in the English-speaking world,
and the 2nd oldest surviving unive
Samson's Prostitute: To You... To MeTo youSamson's Prostitute: To You... To Me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you're strong and powerful,
vanquisher of your foes,
avenger of your people,
sent by God.
This enemy ground
holds no terror for you,
who can walk out unscathed,
stealing the gates,
putting us to shame.
I am a piece of meat,
a ware to buy,
a bit of cheap fun
for half a night
to make you feel good,
feel manly and strong;
a pretty body
you'll soon forget.
you are coins in my hand
to pay tomorrow's bread;
a stranger in my bed
whom I have to please,
pretend to love,
for half a night;
Pray for GermanyGermany is a country in western-central Europe.Pray for Germany3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It is bordered by Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria
and Switzerland in the south, France and Luxembourg in the southwest,
and Belgium and the Netherlands to the northwest.
The population is over 81.million.
The capital and largest city is Berlin.
Other important cities are Munich, Cologne and Hamburg,
Germany is the 7th largest country in Europe and most populous state
in the European Union.
The German word 'Kaiser' is derived from the Latin title Caesar.
The word 'Reich' means ‘Kingdom’ or ‘Empire’.
During it’s history Germany was part of three Reichs.
The 1 Reich The Holy Roman Empire (962-1806)
The 2nd Reich The New German Empire (1871-1918.)
The 3rd Reich The Nazi Regime (1933-1945)
Germany has been famous throughout history as a center of learning and culture.
The printing press was invented in Germany.
What Feminism Has Taught MeFeminism has taught me many things,What Feminism Has Taught Me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
and these things I've grown to hate.
When I see the word “feminism”,
I want to purge it's putrid name.
I'll start with the most obvious,
that people seem to ignore,
“Let's care about our looks and body images here!”
And ignore those women who are suffering abroad.
But was it really ever only women,
or should we consider men too?
Because I once believed Feminism,
was about equal rule.
However that's another lie,
but honestly, you shouldn't be surprised.
Because that's what the they do best,
spew their ugly perjuries,
and conveniently ignore their self induced mess.
The next one is sensitive, and my opinion may be my own,
but I never stood behind killing babies,
as feminist say, “monster's” nestled in a woman's womb.
And the Old Testament may be sexist,
but every person knows,
that it was written in the age of sticks and stone,
over two thousand years ago.
And may I add when Jesus came,
to change the world we know,