What is Autism?

" I hear things more loudly
I see things more clearly
I smell things more strongly
I feel things you don’t
I taste things differently
I have Autism. "

Autism, like a rainbow, has different hues to it. Even though it can mean rough weather at times, it can be beautiful as well.Autism is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate with and relate to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition which means that it affects people in different ways but everyone with Autism has common areas of difficulty such as:

1. Social Interaction
2. Social Communication and
3. Social Imagination

There are three recognized disorders in the Autism spectrum:
1. Autism
2. Asperger’s syndrome
3. Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

Autism is the 3rd most common developmental disorder in the world.

The Possible signs of Autistic Disorder :

Behavioural : inappropriate social interaction, poor eye contact, compulsive behaviour, impulsivity, repetitive movements, self-harm, or persistent repetition of words or actions

Developmental : learning disability or speech delay in a child

Muscular : poor coordination

Cognitive : intense interest in a limited number of things or problem in paying attention

Psychological : being unaware of others' emotions or depression

Speech : speech disorder or abnormal tone of voice

Also common : lack of empathy, anxiety or hyper-sensitivity to sound

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a type of learning disability. A person with a learning disability has trouble processing words or numbers. There are several kinds of learning disabilities; dyslexia is the term used when people have difficulty with learning to read, even though they are smart enough and are motivated to learn.

The word dyslexia comes from two Greek words: dys, which means abnormal or impaired, and lexis, which refers to language or words.

Dyslexia is not a disease. It's a condition that you are born with and it often runs in families. People with dyslexia are not stupid or lazy. Most have average or above-average intelligence and they work very hard to overcome their learning problems.