If someone asks for examples of people who are more likely to acquire post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than anyone, what will you say? The most common sufferers, of course, are the soldiers who have gone to war and back. They have seen so much violence in the battlefield that it’s almost impossible for them […]
I was strolling in the park, and I saw a child with autism who was playing with his mother and brother. Out of nowhere, a speeding ambulance passed by with its siren on, and the child suddenly sat down rocking his body back and forth, mumbling something repeatedly like a chant, and […]
[Have A Peek Into Their World] Never judge, but listen, understand, and give your time and heart to a person with autism. Lend a helping hand to those organizations trying to find a cure and help change lives so that individuals with autism can function well in the society to which […]
Reaching the phases of adolescence is never easy for a regular teenager, because of the unfamiliarity of undergoing changes inside and outside of the body. Although it is a part of growing up, it can be a challenging stage, especially for an adolescent who has autism. Rejection And Bullying […]
Laurence Kim Peek, an exceptional savant, was the inspiration of the autistic character of Raymond Babbitt in the movie Rain Man. He was diagnosed with autism with an extraordinary memory being able to memorize every book he reads. Despite his exceptional ability, he still experienced social anxiety brought by his disability.
Looking back during my college days, it was a gloomy day, the first day of classes for midyear semester, and I came in late. I managed to wind up with this guy whom I later found out had autism. I noticed that he wasn’t able to catch up with the group activities. And sad […]
Gilles Tréhin Gilles is 34, a savant autistic. At age five, he became a self-taught artist, drawing a three-dimensional fictional city, Urville.