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Thursday, 15 July 2021

ABCNEWS: Small changes you can make to help make the lives of autistic people easier

This is a very important and interesting article, I feel that this is something that people need to take into consideration when interacting with others. Be mindful please, because the person who you speak to may have ASD. Sensitivity, respect and mindfulness are paramount; so that no one feels uncomfortable. 

Watch for subtle cues, it is not always lack of eye contact, (lack of eye contact is also a cultural thing, in many cultures looking directly into a person’s eyes is considered downright rude)

Not all people with ASD are children or young people, there are many older people with ASD. This disability has always been around; but with modern times we are seeing many more people being diagnosed. Some experts have predicted this could be 1 in 3 people in the years to come, one thing is for sure the numbers are increasing. Oh by the way, having lack of numeracy skills and being very poor at spelling and reading can sometimes go hand in hand with this also. But do remember these individuals can also be very intelligent and think outside the box. Please don’t undervalue these lovely people.

Grief of late autism diagnosis.

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