#Autism is more than the sum of its parts

This question may seem weird, especially coming from me.  However, I think it’s not only interesting but important to learn from each other.

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If I asked you, what is #Autism? How would you answer that?

The reason I ask is because as we try to spread #Autism Awareness, this is something that we should all think about. 
How would you explain to someone what #Autism is? Would you be very clinical and state the symptoms? Would you quote statistics? I think that they would both be correct. 

However, I personally think that autism is more than the sum of its parts.

For me personally, autism is devastating, amazing, perplexing, beautiful, fascinating, exhausting and insightful, all at the same time.

I think that autism is best described by the individuals experience with it. 

For something as profoundly dynamic as autism is, having a single definition seems inaccurate, at least to me.  In my opinion, if we want the public to be more educated and accepting, we need to portray autism in a way that is much more personal and far less clinical.

So, I ask you, what is Autism?

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agapeautism

Agape autism is a site about the causes and treatment of autism.The purpose of the site is provide parents with information on how to treat autism with a natural approach.

jeenasmith1

Totally agree with you, that keeping yourself about autism, is really very necessary becasue sometimes you are the patient or may the parent of a children with autism and you will even not realize this.
So, it’s better if you already know the basic symptoms and effects of autism so that you can identify and recognize it.
 I want to congratulate you that you are dedicated about Autism Awareness.
 
Reference:  http://cluas.ie/children/autism/

hudginsvicky

My definition of autism is constantly changing, as my child grows and matures. I generally tell people that autism is a brain disorder on a spectrum which ranges from mild to severe. I tell them not enough is known about the condition, and therefore diagnoses, treatment, and support is in a constant state of flux. I usually stop there. People who know us understand that autism is the engine that drives the car in our family.

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