Autism is a relatively new disease that many parents don’t know how to deal with or possibly even know about. The powerful advertisement above shows what can happen if a child with autism is not given the proper therapy. The author utilizes the text in a creative way. We start by easily reading the words “The longer a child.” Of course children hold a special place in our hearts, so those first few words bring us in. But as the words go further down the wall, the smaller they become. We read the rest of the long sentence to discover how distant the little girl with autism is from her family. It is worth noting that the lighting is the same on both sides of the table, but is dark in the middle. This could signify that the daughter is in fact part of the table, but is separated by darkness. Most autism commercials that I have seen have dealt with the importance of diagnosing autism early. Many have displayed the signs of autism such as “preoccupation with objects, and lack of eye contact.” Autism ads also use the term “1 in 88” very frequently, meaning that one of 88 kids has the disease, a number higher than most parents would imagine. The idea and image is simple but powerful, and probably didn’t take many people to create. Computer animation was a necessary tool, to go along with a designer to make the lighting and furniture seem like a normal kitchen. Above all, the author(s) are familiar with the potential devastating consequences of leaving an autistic child to fend for itself. This ad can show people who are not familiar with autism what effects it has on the child. She cannot even eat dinner with her family and hold a normal conversation. In addition, the viewer will see a regular family having dinner: a mother, a father, and a daughter. Everything seems perfect, but the father glances down the long table to see their other daughter. This could symbolize the daughter acting out because she was never taught how to cope with her disease. The mother is preoccupied by her daughter. This is not unlike a normal situation, where the healthy child takes most of the attention. The camera is in position to let the audience see the whole kitchen and down the long table in which the autistic child is located at the end of. The picture is so emotional to us because of how emotionless it is to the child. The father obviously shows a form of despair that his own daughter is “lost” and that he could have prevented it. The daughters face is stone cold. She stares right back at her family which she can’t really be a part of. It is a scary image, which will help young parents realize the importance of diagnosing a child with autism. I have a very close relationship with a child with autism. Peyton is my 12 year old cousin who I am extremely close to. From an early age, Peyton showed mild but classic signs of autism. He was fascinated by animals and insects. He would play games on the computer all day if he could have, and had trouble being social towards others. When he was 6, he was given a test. The test revealed that Peyton had Aspergers, a form of autism. We were very lucky that Peyton lives in a beautiful home with a loving family to help him every step of the way. At school, Peyton stays with a specialist that helps him throughout the day. She guides him through situations that might be difficult for him to handle. He is also one of the smartest kids in his grade. The last time I asked him what he wanted to do for a profession, he told me he wanted to be an archeologist, which fits his love of dinosaurs perfectly. Peyton is the most innocent, pure person that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have never heard him tell a lie, which is unheard of for a boy his age. I have never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. He is extremely compassionate towards his younger brother, Mason. Much more than anyone his age would be, even when they fight. When I think of the perfect person that God would want us to be, I think of
After experiencing an environment where individuals with autism were in utter isolation by living at a residential unit for adults with autism, Ami Klin began his journey to inform people about autism. In his lecture, he urges to diagnose individuals with autism at an earlier age to prevent them from the isolation that the adults at the residential unit had experienced. Klin’s lecture is centered around a new way of diagnosing autism. He reveals the novel method of using an eye tracking device…
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism is a general term that people use to describe a series of complex brain development disorders. This disease affects a person’s social skills and causes the brain to react differently in social situations than most peoples. Autism is most commonly found in a child’s first 3 years of their life, but it is not uncommon for an adult to be diagnosed with autism. ASD affects more than 2 million people in the…
many different types of mental disorders, and Autism has been a disease that has made enormous strides and some that are unexplained. This paper will discuss the history, neurological symptoms, and treatments associated with the disease.
The history of Autism started before the disorder was named. People and patients with the disorder were named retarded or even mental insane. Autism’s name is Greek meaning “autos", which in English terms means “self" Autism is a disorder that removes a person from social…
Autism 101 - What is Autism?
Autism 101an online course
Autism 101 Course Objectives What is Autism? Diagnosis Early Recognition in Autism Causes of Autism Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 Characteristics of Autism: Communication Characteristics of Autism: Social Characteristics of Autism: Cognition Characteristics of Autism: Ritualistic Behaviors and Sensory Issues Effective Programs Partnership with Families How did you do?
What is Autism?
Autism is a life-long neuro-developmental…
Autism is a disorder that affects 2 million individuals in the United States. It is a disorder that affects the way a child or an individual see the world around them and how they function within that world. To understand Autism, people need to understand the symptoms, treatments, and what it is like to live with it.
What is autism exactly? There are five different forms of autism, and all of them are different and have different affects on a child. Three of them are very conmen where the last…
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, has no apparent cause for happening, but scientists are getting closer to being able to spot the specific genes that could increase the risk for ASD. It's a disorder that can vary greatly in severity, symptoms, levels of impairment, and skills. There are five different types of autism, autism disorder (classic autism), Asperger's syndrome (AS), pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett's disorder…
The word “autism” comes from the Greek world “autos” which means “self.” The term describes certain conditions in which a person isolates themselves from social interactions. Eugen Bleuler was the first to use the term in 1911, when he was referring to a symptom of schizophrenics. It wasn’t until 1940 that “autism” started to be used to refer to children who have social and/or emotional problems. From the 60s-70s research related to autism treatments focused on medications likes LSD, electric…
Autism is something that is very hard to deal with. It can turn even the strongest into the weakest. Parents with children who have this horrible disorder have to cope with many things that are unknown to someone who has never experienced it. Autism can be a complex, unknown disorder; however there are many ways to help out the people with the disorder.
Autism is a unique disorder because not any person who has it has the same symptoms and issues. There can be very mild cases of it, or…
Evolution of Autism Support and Understanding Via the World Wide Web
Phyllis B. Matthews
EDUC 521 – Foundations of Exceptionality
Dr. Erik Mullinix, Ed.D.,
January 26, 2014
The article Evolution of Autism Support and Understanding Via the World Wide Web is written by Chloe J. Jordan, American Associate on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The article discusses features of the internet and their relevance to Autism Spectrum Disorder, virtual communities…
Discovering the Cause and Effect that Autism Spectrum Disorder Have on Children
University of Phoenix
Discovering the Cause and Effect that Autism Spectrum Disorder Have on Children
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that is a complex brain development disorders. This disorder can hinder you social skills, makes it difficult to communicate with others and also creates a learning curve. The earlier the diagnosis of the disorder the better for the…