Autism Case Study

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Autism is a neuro development disorder causing many problems throughout the growth process (Adler, Dvash & Shamay-Tsoory, 2015). Some of the side effects of the brain disorder are speech impediment, social interactions with others such as being shy or overly comfortable, verbal and nonverbal communication or consistency of actions (Adler, Dvash & Shamay-Tsoory, 2015). Those who have autism are treated differently, because most people do not know how to interact and talk to someone who has autism. The general population needs to be aware of why those with autism are treated differently and what we can do to help those who have autism feel more comfortable. This topic is important because the community needs to be informed that those who have …show more content…
Socializing for a member of the autistic community can hold many problems, and these problems can be social impairments, difficulties with social communication, and interpersonal interaction (Kuo, Orsmond, Cohn & Coster, 2011; Scheeren, Banerjee, Koot & Begeer, 2015). Though socializing may come with these problems, for someone who has autism these problems tend to never decrease and only can increase as a member of the autism community approaches adulthood (Kuo et al., 2011). Those who have autism spectrum disorder tend to be less social when already arranged play dates with peers by parents, but according to another study, during the summer those with autism spectrum disorder are very social and are more engaging with peers (Kuo et al., 2011). Those who have autism spectrum disorder tend to have friends of the same gender and are less socially involved (Kuo et al. 2011). Those with autism spectrum disorder who have mixed gendered friends tend to be more physically involved (Kuo et al., 2011). Many people with autism spectrum disorder tend to show no interest in social interactions (Scheeren et al., 2015). People with autism spectrum disorder found socializing to be much easier with friends than with someone unknown (Kuo et al., 2011). Interviews with children who have autism spectrum disorder found socializing …show more content…
Easing into communication online is also much easier for those with autism spectrum disorder rather than in person (Mazurek, 2013). By using social media some participants mention that connecting with those who have similarities online is much easier than trying to connect with others in person because they start to feel judged (Mazurek, 2013, Gillespie-Lynch et al., 2014). Having social media for those who have autism spectrum disorder makes connecting with others easier to avoid feeling alone (Mazurek, 2013, Gillespie-Lynch et al., 2014). Having friends makes connecting with someone similar to a person with autism much easier for the person with autism to feel comfortable having a close friend and someone that they know can be there for support (Gillespie-Lynch et al., 2014). Autistic adults are known to connect with others through online connections as well, but these relationships are not being put forth outside of the internet (Mazurek, 2013). Friendship quality scales (FQS) are used to find how those with autism perceive what friendship actually is in their own thoughts; the five measurements of this scale are: companionship, closeness, helpfulness, security, and

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