Looking at what is autism
Recent autism information research suggests that an autistic person has several genes, which may contribute to the disorder. It is also said that some brain regions show forms of abnormalities also.
It was also said autism information research into the causes of Autism, report a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and sometimes other factors may contribute to autism.
Possibilities suggested for possible autism causes were that neurotransmitters in the brain may not be working normally, or even a faulty immune system could be the cause, or a virus.
Some autism information suggested the autistic individual may have been subjected to an increased level of protein in the mother’s blood during birth.
Or other suggestions were extreme stress in the mother whilst pregnant.
However as yet “no reasonably complete answer to the question what causes autism has been found”. With autism research continuing into this complex disorder.
Scientists have also been exploring the possibility of genetic imprinting…which could help determine the parental donor of the abnormal gene.
The autism spectrum ranges from low functioning autism where an individual may have little or no speech, severe mental disabilities, maybe seizures, and will use stimming, like hand flapping and rocking.
To high functioning autism or aspergers syndrome, these individuals are less impaired with odd social approaches, narrowly focused interests, social impairments and communication difficulties.
Which ever end of the spectrum you autistic child is on there are common traits with autism spectrum disorder:
All of these issues will be present in autism no matter where on the spectrum you child falls.
There are many resources available to parent, individuals, educators and guardians of autistic individuals…One of which and probably in our opinion one of the easiest to implement and use is autism social skills stories.
Autism social skills stories are short precise instructions to the autistic person. Giving them clear guidelines on situations and circumstances they may struggle with.
Brushing their teeth, using deodorant, good eating habits, saying Hi, saying thank you and many more covering possibly all situations your autistic child finds stressful or hard to understand.
Written specially for autistic individuals, research suggests that autistic and asperger individuals are visual thinkers and learners and find the visual context of social stories useful and easy to use. Reports also suggest autism social stories are an excellent autism tool and resource that can be used for all situations effectively.
Autism social skills stories are a significant autism tool used widely in schools, colleges, in the individuals home, clinics and by professionals working with or caring for children with autism spectrum disorder. Suitable social stories can be downloaded and used from