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AUTISM

Autism is a mental condition that is already present while still young. The condition is characterized by communication difficulties and forming social relationships to the direct caregivers and eventually with other people.

Autism also is known as ASD or autism spectrum disorder is characterized by social, verbal and non-verbal communication problems. They have strict adherence to routines and repetitive patterns of behavior, activities or interests. However, individuals with autism don’t have the same exact symptoms or the same problems. The following are some of the symptoms autistic individuals may exhibit.

Social Skills

An autistic person won’t be able to communicate or relate well to other people. They don‘t have the social skills to do that. He is basically trapped in his own world. It is hard for autistic individuals to share their time or attention with another person, play or share toys with others. They cannot understand feelings or make much more keep friends.

Communication Skills

Individuals with autism may not be able to do well in communicating with others such as understanding, talking, reading or writing. In fact, there are instances that he or she might lose words or the skills they have before. They would have trouble using nonverbal communication or gestures, examples are pointing, showing objects to others or waving. They can’t follow directions; use words appropriately to start and hold a conversation.

People with autism may also like to rock, spin, stare or flap hands, use tantrums to communicate, don’t like certain sounds and have very limited scope of interest.
With autism, communication is one of the most common problems experienced. It includes problems with vocabulary, grammar, reading or writing. Autistic children can be frustrated because of this symptom. They are not able to share their needs and want which leads to certain behavioral problems.

For more information about Autism, please visit:
http://www.asha.org/
http://www.webmd.com
https://medlineplus.gov

If you think you are suffering from Autism you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Autism as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).