Autism Awareness Week
This Week is Autism Awareness Week
Around 700,000 people may be autistic, or more than 1 in 100 in the UK population and that does not include all on the autistic spectrum.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Hearing impairment, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.
I am aware of the challenges of growing up different than others as I am dyslexic, if I had more information and understanding of this growing up life would have been much easier and I hope less challenging. As it was I had a diagnosis of dyslexia at the age of 31 after I had trained to be an Enrolled Nurse and a Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist, having a good understanding how you function is a great help in life.
I feel strongly that it is so important so support those around us on the autistic spectrum. Traditional five element acupuncture can support those on the spectrum in many ways often there is anxiety and depression as well as physical problems that can relate to this such as muscle problems, pain and stiffness. Every single person is different and respond to the world in our own particular way, that is the beauty of traditional five element acupuncture as we treat each person as an individual looking at the source of the problem not just the symptoms.
Living and caring with a person on the autistic spectrum can be stressful and exhausting so I always remember the carers who need treatment and support too.
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