Seth M of Expanded Consciousness writes:
From every perspective, whether you’ve never known someone with autism or have a loved one who is autistic, education and information regarding this condition is important for the empathetic and aware individual.
What is it? Autism is a largely misunderstood condition that affects about 1 out of every 68 children.
Officially known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this disorder is largely characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
It is also largely associated with intellectual disabilities, poor motor coordination and problems pertaining to one’s attention span, ability to sleep and ability to digest foods. However, some autistic people have shown extraordinary skills in music, math and art.
ASD currently affects over 3 million different people across the United States, and tens of millions globally.
Take a quick glimpse into what the life of an autistic person is like and ponder how much of it you could handle on a regular basis. It might just give you some perspective the next time you see a person with ASD throwing a fit or having a meltdown.