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Each persons brain is different.

When I was given this task to write about, I kept myself thinking Will I be able to write this on
my own?, What do my readers aspect from me? and Will this writing be interesting to my
readers? After the few readings and research, I came to a conclusion that Each persons brain is
different. True. Can you feel it when your brain develops differently and has trouble with ONE
very important job making sense of the world. Everyday, our brains interpret the things we see,
smell, hear, taste, touch and experience. But, when our brains have trouble processing these
things, it can give us difficulties such as talking, listening, understanding, playing and learning.
No one really wants this to happen to them.
Have you ever thought to face your own child who is quirky that something is just
isnt right with him or her. Have you ever thought of raising a child who has never made any eye
contact with you since infant? Any parent would love to hear their child calling them by Mama
or Papa by the age of 15 months. But have you ever thought of facing your child who cant
even call you by that, by 15 months old? You would know that something is not right
somewhere. How would you feel? Mad? Scared? Uncertain?
The symptoms mentioned above are closely-related to autism. Based on my readings and
research, autism consists of a group of developmental conditions that involved delayed or
impaired communication and social skills, behaviors, and cognitive skills. According to
autismspeaks.org, studies have shown that autism is four to five times more common among
boys than girls. Therefore, the assumption is that the probability of boys getting autism is more
than the girls. There are also few trusted sources that refer autism to as autism spectrum. This is
due to autism is included in the group of disorders known as the pervasive developmental
disorders; which includes Aspergers syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, and
childhood disintegrative disorder.

IS AUTISM REALLY A DISORDER?


I personally think that there are other counter arguments against the statement above. All
these while, we are told and we read everywhere on the internet having said that people with
autism lack a Theory of Mind, Executive Functioning, have poor central coherence, have
developmental delays in communication and social understanding (Haugh, 2007). Based on
what I experience, it is undeniable that this causes difficulties for the individual and family.
However, have anyone of us think of the counter-side to this: the honesty, the straight-talking,
the saying as what they think as opposed to making things up, the very genuine nature found in
so many individuals with autism? (Haugh, 2007). Haugh (2007), in his article, argues that the
only reason we use the term disorder is because there are more neurotypical people than there
are people with autism. [WHAT IS NEUROTYPICAL] On top of that, I personally feel that
what we should be looking at is the difference, not disorder; whereby we should recognise that
just because a person with autism develops differently, it is not automatically a negative state but
a DIFFERENCE that needs ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. The thing that I would suggest is that we
should be looking at the other side of view of autism and with the right guidance, attitude,
willingness and acceptance, we could change ones way of thinking and behaving better to suit
those with autism.
The next thing that I would like to point out is that, are we right to say that people with
autism are impaired? I would argue not. The communitys perception of autism should be fixed.
Our lack of understanding of autism directly causes huge amounts of anxiety, confusion, stress
and distress to people with autism. (Haugh, 2007) This statement I shall agree to for it is indeed
true that those with autism should be fairly treated like the rest.