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
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDECELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE5 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
RELATIONSHIPSRELATIONSHIPS6 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.
Samson's Prostitute: To You... To MeTo youSamson's Prostitute: To You... To Me1 year 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;
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.
Are You Gay, Bi or Straight?Are You Gay, Bi or Straight?5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
DETERMINING SEXUAL IDENTITY
For many people, there is no question at all about what their Sexual Orientation and Identity are, starting at a very young age. But for many others, it can be very confusing and traumatic. ALL of us are a blend of Straight and Gay. People who are almost completely Straight or Gay usually know how they are different from very young ages. Everyone else will have some someone degree of Confusion and Questioning. Many young people have a small amount of latent homosexuality, enough to confuse them, but not enough to be a Bisexual. Others can be confused by having a friend they love dearly. Some young people are late bloomers, becoming sexually aware later than most others. For others, there is also confusion about Gender. For others, they may not have sexual feelings at all.
Some people may not become aware of their homosexual nature, or may not recognize, realize, or acknowledge their homo
Aspergers - The Curse We Bear:~ AloneAspergers - The Curse We Bear:7 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
~ Dark minded
~ Kids with Asperger's/Autism feel like they're alone. No one understands them. It's like everyone you know hates you and you don't know why.
~ The rate of Autism:
20 years ago: 1 in 10,000
5 years ago: 1 in 500
Today: 1 in 166
Twenty years from now: ?
~ The puzzle pattern on the ribbon reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism/Asperger's. The different colors and shapes represents the diversity of people and families living with this disorder. The brightness of this ribbon signals hope - hope through research and increasing awareness throughout the world.
~ Everyone is unique!
~ Autism and Asperger's are life long disorders.
~ Love make
The Prison WithinThe Prison Within6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
THE PRISON WITHIN
Child too old, why do we build the prisons within.
Pain and fear, alone we are cast, sanctuary we seek, a prison we find.
A freedom most difficult to find.
Better safe in our prison, than lost outside?
Some prisons seem nice and cozy, while others are filled with horrors.
Chains bind tight, it is impossible to grow, is this what life is all about?
Know your prison first, seek the cracks of light, a glimpse of what freedom could be.
Courage is what you need, change is your key.
What is inside, behind the door
that is not outside, on the other side of the door?
We are choice, so choose, unlock the door?
Imagination, beauty and love, all contained behind tall walls.
Outside, these things know no bounds.
Imagination's only limit is within yourself.
Freedom once found, how sweet it is...
© Matthew Barry 2008
Lonely GirlThat lonely girl over there is a misfit.Lonely Girl3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She cannot do anything without
Making a mistake.
Everyone thinks she's trash
To be thrown away and
Be forgotten like trash.
Always lonely, always lonely.
Why doesn't anyone help her
from her darkness?
"I'm fine," a lie through
No one asks her how
She feels at all.
Just alone, just alone.
There's nowhere she can
Go at all to be safe.
There's nothing she can
Do to be praised for at all.
Why can't she be saved at all?
Forever alone, forever alone.
"Can I please speak no--?"
Shut up stupid girl,
Shut up stupid girl.
You're not even worth listening to!
"Why are you living?"
"Is your life worth it?"
There's nothing I can do
Without a cruel remark of my life.
Forever alone, the misfit girl is.
There's nothing she can be seen
In a good light.
Why does everyone ignore and
Continue to hurt her?
"I'm just fine," is a
Lie through clenched teeth.
Nobody praises her for anything.
Why doesn't anyone help her
To stop her crying?
Will someone ple
Essay from an AspieHi there friends! Have you ever woken up with a sudden bolt of inspiration in your brain? That happened to me just recently. I rolled out of bed at the crack of noon and the first thought in my head was that I wanted to write about something very personal to me: Asperger's Syndrome. It's something I've had to live with for my entire life, so I thought it be a good idea to share what I know with anyone who wishes to take the time to learn, and tell a few stories of how Asperger's has influenced my life. First off though, I think I should answer the obvious question of "What is Asperger's Syndrome?"Essay from an Aspie3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Well, to put it simply, Asperger's Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that causes a decent array of symptoms. It presents itself through awkwardness in socializing, tics, a preference for strict routines and rituals, difficulty reading emotions and social cues, obsessions, and coordination problems. Despite all this, those afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome tend to have average to well a
Brief history of Celtic art AgesBrief history of Celtic art Ages2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Brief history of Celtic art Ages
Celtic art is the art associated with the peoples known as Celts; those who spoke the Celtic languages in Europe from the Neolithic age through today. Celtic art is also applied to the art of ancient peoples whose language is uncertain, but have cultural and stylistic similarities with speakers of the Celtic languages.
Celtic art is a difficult term to define, covering a huge expanse of time, geography and cultures. One could make a case for artistic continuity in Europe from the Neolithic age, through the Roman Conquest and up to today. "Early Celtic art" refers to the Hallstatt period (before the 5th century BC). Art historians typically begin to talk about "Celtic art" only from the La Tène period (broadly 5th to 1st centuries BC) onwards. The Early
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 neuro-chemical 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). F