Autism. It is one of the fastest growing epidemics in the United States, yet people seem know so little about it. How it consumes the minds of children as it sculpts a new world of imagination. I believe parents should take precautions about the symptoms of autism and how it can affect the life of their children.
Autism is a developmental disorder developing in the first two years of a child’s life. Affecting the social and developmental skills, it is something you do not want to overlook. All autistic children develop different ways, some may be overly sensitive to smell, touch, hearing, taste. It can change your child’s mind from one day to the next, turning them into a ticking time-bomb. You never know when something will set them off, it can be from the slightest whisper to the loudest horn, and everything in between. Bad thing is, you don’t know what ignites the flame until it is long past lit. Autistic children may also develop distress when routines are changed, perform repeated body movements, also referred to as “stimming”, and some show great attachments to objects that interest them.
Most people look at children with this disorder and assume they are “retards”. When they are merely children trapped inside a glass box, with no way to tell the world how they really feel. Trying to fit in just like the rest of us. The only difference is they do not know. Their brains don’t know how to express what they feel, or why they feel it. Some express themselves with their emotion, kicking and screaming to get their point across. Others are slightly capable of expressing themselves, mimicking an act they have seen in a movie, cartoon, or from a human act.
Autism is also a highly controversial subject. It is said by many people that it is caused by a number of things. The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) shot, vaccine sensitivity, change in diet, digestive tract changes, and the body’s inability to properly use vitamins and minerals. Given to a...