The Influence Of Autism
The ‘prevalence of autism’ means how many people have autism, however, it’s very difficult to know the exact figures. This is because any information that has been collected is based on epidemiological studies, these studies are carried out on certain populations within the UK. In addition to this, the latest prevalence studies of autism, there is evidence that roughly 1.1% of the UK population may have autism, this equates to 700, 000 people. Furthermore, research also shows that autism in children has risen from 1 in 200 pupils in 2006 to 1 in 125 pupils in 2012, this indicates that more people are being diagnosed.
There are many different symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and these symptoms can be grouped …show more content…
Furthermore, they tend to take people’s speech literally and are unable to understand sarcasm, in turn this can make it difficult for them to communicate with other people. Moreover, the behavioural symptoms can include having repetitive movements and playing with toys in a repetitive way. As well as preferring to have a familiar routine and can get very upset if there are changes to their normal routines
Finally, they have difficulties in interacting with and responding to other people and this can be broken down into numerous characteristics such as being unaware of other’s personal space, not enjoying situations that most children like, such as parties and they have the tendency of rejecting cuddles or any signs of affection initiated by a parent/ carer. Due to autism being a spectrum disorder, there are an abundance of symptoms and characteristics that can be found in each individual that has been diagnosed with autism, due to this not each diagnosis is the …show more content…
This is illustrated in a study which shows that roughly 10% of children with autism show some improvement over time, nevertheless, there were still roughly 80% had symptoms that changed very little over time. In some cases there are individuals whose conditions can worsen upon leaving school, which can be due to the fact that people who have autism benefit from the routine and structure that school life