Autism Essays


Autism in the United States and Canada Essay

Essay Prompt Research a specific disability: autism — trace the effect of policy, practices/services, and perspectives related to that disability over time in the United States and in another country. Compare and contrast now and then in the United States with regard to the disability in terms of policy, practices, and perspectives and draw comparisons Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Student with Specific Disability

when I was two and my therapist recommended testing me for autism spectrum disorder, a test which came back positive about the time I turned three. During preliminary assessment, my score fell within the ADI-R's (autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised) clinically significant levels in every area. My intellectual capacity couldn't be assessed using standardized means at that age. While a nonverbal tool was used, I ended up being fixated on the response cue cards provided for answering test questions. Likewise, I developed an unnatural interest in a spiral-bound stimulus book for the entirely wrong reason: the binding and not the books… Continue Reading...

How to Treat Schizophrenia and Autism

Disabilities Saks (2009) displayed symptoms of schizophrenia while Kirtland (n.d.) displayed symptoms of autism. Saks would have auditory and visual hallucinations, have thoughts that were completely disconnected from reality, exhibit confused thinking, and sometimes completely breakdown and be unable to function in any capacity. Kirtland lacked the ability to effectively socialize or connect in a typical “human” way: he did not want attention, to be held, to cuddle as a child, and lacked social understanding to be able to make friends outside his immediate circle or to hold a long-term job. Saks’ (2009) case was different from Kirtland’s (n.d.) in… Continue Reading...

Philosophy in Education Being and Inclusiveness

organizations such as churches to accommodate individuals with special needs. Quite often people with autism, developmental disabilities, or physical disabilities can experience tremendous benefits by being integrated into a community of faith which supports them. But it cannot be assumed that members will automatically feel comfortable and welcomed by simply treating them the same as other members. Physical and educational accommodations may be needed. As noted in one of the forum posts, even when a church wishes to be inclusive and not treat individuals with special needs with bias, there may be obstacles of education and subconscious prejudice. The… Continue Reading...