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.More Like This
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
Autism: A Bigger AwarenessMore Like This
Autism it's just as important as breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, and even diabetes, but some people are not aware of autism and how much of the population actually has it. In fact, 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism. I live with victims of this disorder and I'm here to share mine experience and their experience about their life with autism and how it affects them.
I have a fourteen year old sister and an eight year old brother diagnosed with autism. As their big sister, I am always there to give them support and to help them out the best they can. We found out that my sister, Cailyn, had autism when she was three months old. Even though I was only a child myself, I will never forget the look on my parent's face when they found out. It was almost heart crushing. The doctors believed that it was all the vaccines they were giving her when she was born. She went from a normal, happy girl playing with her big sister to lying on the couch all day and screaming and having tantrums of