AUTISM

AUTISM IS A CONDITION THAT AFFECTS AN INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY. OFTEN TAKING THINGS VERY LITERALLY. AN INDIVIDUAL WITH THIS CONDITION WILL ALSO HAVE DIFFICULTY IN SOCIAL INTERACTION, FOR THE HIGHER END OF THE SPECTRUM MAINTAINING FRIENDSHIPS CAN ALSO BE VERY DIFFICULT. THESE INDIVIDUAL'S ARE OFTEN BULLIED AND END UP EXTREMELY UPSET AND STRESSED WITH THEIR LIVES. THEY TEND TO BELIEVE WHAT IS SAID TO THEM. MANY AUTISTIC PEOPLE SUFFER FROM EXTREME ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ANGER, STRESS, SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

IN MY LIFE I WORKED WITH AUTISTIC CLIENTS BEFORE MY NURSING CAREER. AFTER NURSING I HAD RELATIVES WHO WERE DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM AND HAVE SPENT THE LAST 6-7 YEARS AIDING AN AUTISTIC CHARITY AND HAVE HAD LOTS OF SUBSEQUENT TRAINING IN VARIOUS TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES THAT CAN AID THESE INDIVIDUALS. SIMPLE THINGS LIKE ROUTINES OR SOCIAL STORIES WHICH ARE USED TO AID THEIR DIFFICULTIES. I HAVE HAD ALOT OF MEETINGS IN SCHOOLS SO THAT THE CHILD'S NEEDS ARE MET.

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THE TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES I HAVE CAN ALSO BE USED ON AUTISTIC PEOPLE TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND BEING ABLE TO COPE WITH THE SENSORY STRESSES THAT THEY SUFFER. INDIVIDUAL'S WITH AUTISM CAN HAVE "MELT DOWNS" AND CAN SCREAM, SHOUT, AND SOMETIMES GET VIOLENT WHEN THEY ARE OVERLOADED OR OVERWHELMED WITH SITUATIONS (TOO MANY PEOPLE SO TO MUCH NOISE). I CAN TEACH DIFFERENT METHODS THAT AT THESE TIMES THE CHILD/ ADULT CAN USE TO AID THEIR FEELINGS. NOT ALWAYS EFFECTIVE BUT FOR THE MAJORITY WORKS TO HELP CALM AND DE-STRESS

AUTISM Autism-Definition

AUTISTIC  PEOPLE OFTEN HAVE ANXIETY, STRESS, DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND STRUGGLE TO SEE A THERAPIST