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Green dot stuffsTo be honest, kids with disabilities used to scare me; it's not nice to say, but it's the honest truth. I didn't know how to treat them or how to react around them. Most of what I knew about kids with Autism I learned from a two-day lecture about mental disabilities in my psychology class last trimester, and we barely covered how to treat them, mostly talking about what was happening in the brain to make them the way they were.
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Autism, I learned on the first day lecture, was really a blanket term. If you had only a few of the symptoms you could be labeled as Autistic, so the cases ranged from acute to severe, and it depended on the individual person.
It wasn't hard to tell who was 'officially' autistic and who wasn't, kids with Autism must have three symptoms to be declared that way: Eyes are farther apart from each other than considered 'normal', the philtrum (that little dip under your nose) must be pretty much non-existant, and your upper lip must be very thin. Even though I see kid