Category: Autism Reality


Broken Nights and Lost Days: Inside World of Severe Autism

On February 1, 2009, Jamie, who has a history of health issues, began showing new patterns of severe self-injury and seizures. Despite switching from Depakote to Lamictal and using Diazepam for seizure control, his behavior remained erratic, and his health deteriorated, losing 25 pounds. Medical investigations, including a CT scan and an endoscopy, were inconclusive. Years of various psychotropic medications were ineffective, and his tendency towards self-injury persisted despite restraints. His condition suggests a deeper medical issue that requires further investigation to uncover the underlying cause. Continue reading

Understanding Autism: A Spectrum of Differences 17

Autism reality

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological condition presenting challenges in social interaction, communication, and behavior. It ranges from Asperger’s and high-functioning autism to nonverbal forms. ASD may involve genetic factors, and requires societal understanding and support. Early intervention is crucial, and rethinking binary labels helps celebrate autistic individuals’ strengths. Continue reading

Kids with Autism May Be Over Diagnosed with ADHD 0

Kids with Autism May Be Diagnosed with ADHD

A study reveals children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) risk misdiagnosis with ADHD due to symptom overlap. About 30% of children with ASD have concurrent ADHD, complicating diagnoses. Analysis showed that the ADHD rating scale, developed in the 1990s, may not be fully applicable to children with ASD, as some questions do not distinguish between ADHD symptoms and ASD-related social comprehension issues. Consequently, experts call for new diagnostic tools that consider ASD symptoms and urge clinicians to differentiate between the two conditions. Continue reading

Recognizing and Testing for Autism in Adults 5

Recognizing and Testing for Autism in Adults: A Comprehensive Guide

Many adults live undiagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental condition that varies greatly among individuals. This article provides a guide for recognizing adult autism signs, the diagnostic process, and support after diagnosis. It details assessment tools, further evaluations, therapy options such as behavioral and social skills training, and importance of self-advocacy. Resources include books, websites, and online courses. For personalized support, consultation with healthcare professionals specializing in autism is advised. Continue reading

Is the raads-r test accurate 5

Is the raads-r test accurate

Intro The RAADS-R (Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised) test is a widely recognized and validated tool for diagnosing and assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Developed by Eric Veit Ritvo and his colleagues, this self-report...

Understanding Autism in Adults: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support 5

Individualistic… or just Autistic?

Introduction In today’s rapidly evolving world, individualism has become increasingly vital for personal growth, societal development, and overall well-being. This article delves into the concept of individualism, examining its significance and impact on various...