Argumentative Essay On Autism

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Autism is possibly one of the most well known disorders due to its nature. By this I am talking of many things, the range that it can affect people, the diagnosis rates, and the unique symptoms that can occur. In most peoples minds, Autism is an extremely damaging disease when talking of the quality of life for the one affected, but this isn 't necessarily true. Along with quality of life, the reasons for autism are also misunderstood and possibly incorrect. With diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder rising every year, it is important that people become well informed on the topic. Surprisingly people don 't seem to fully understand that Autism is incredibly similar to many other illnesses and disorder in a way. Just like the common cold, …show more content…
At the same time these struggles gain the disorder attention which benefits those affected through monetary donations and the creations of special programs specifically made to help deal with and reduce symptoms. As stated earlier, not all people affected really need large amounts of assistance. Believe it or not there are many famous people who have ASD, or would have been diagnosed with it if they were still alive. The most prominent of these people consist of James Durbin, Daryl Hannah, Tim Burton, Courtney Love, and Jim Parsons. Now these were just people who are popular in modern culture right now, whats more of a surprise are the people in the past who would have been diagnosed with some form of autism such as Wolfgang Mozart, Lewis Carroll, and even Albert Einstein. It should be clear that all these people listed most likely only have mild forms of Aspergers, which usually results in social awkwardness and strange habits. Those affected with more common types of autism aren 't so lucky as they receive the more severe symptoms. They can suffer from speech impairment, an inability to connect with someone talking, poor coordination, poor comprehension skills, oversensitive hearing and visual processing, and much more depending on the individual. Most people with autism are never able to be self …show more content…
Chapter 4 covers many developmental milestones for a normal child, what I have seen in almost all studies about autism is that there is a large setback when it comes to reaching these milestones. Normal developing children generally walk before 18 months of age, while most children who will later be diagnosed with autism miss that milestone. Teenagers my age all have brains nearing the final stages of development, so when I was at the Autism run and my friend disappeared in the crowd, I knew that he was just behind some people. This is because before I was even 1 year old, I developed object permanence, which is the knowledge of knowing just because I can 't see it, doesn 't mean its not there. During the drive there and back conversation could flow smoothly due to forming of our theory of mind. Due to use having normal brains we could properly predict what the others intentions were, so we could all respond properly to on another. Now if one of use had ASD conversation might be very different, instead of proper smooth discussion there would be almost like speed bumps in the conversation due to the lack of

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