Adult autism symptoms

What is autism?
Autism is a disease that is basically a retarded neurological development and occurs generally in boys. It begins to develop in infancy itself but can be detected by the age of three. It is characterized by abnormal and aggressive behavior and a low level of intelligence. Its cause has still not been established.

Adults with autism may live without support may be reclusive or eccentric. Some of them may be labeled with obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizoid personality, simple schizophrenia, affective disorder, mental retardation or brain damage.
Those who probably had suffered autism as children may suffer from general assumptions that they have a poor prognosis as adults. It may not seem to professionals and policy-makers that they are worth much in resources. In recognizing other subtypes of autism disorder, we may tend to overlook the needs of adults with the most distinctive and severe forms of the disorder.
In any condition the symptoms of the disorder may be masked by the person's life and treatment experiences, the effects of drugs, and her/his own efforts to cope with the disorder. The challenges of adults cannot be understood purely and simply in terms of autism. On the other hand, knowledge of the autism and past treatments may help in assessing their capabilities and challenges as adults and in considering helpful approaches-including mature versions of therapies and strategies that may have been mainly designed for children, but too recently for today's adults.
In our view, a less interest is paid to adult autism as a general category of disability or to individual adults who have the symptoms of autism. Yet adults with autism are said to have normal life expectancy. It would be sensible as well as humane to assess each person's needs and abilities as part of individual plans for supports that will enable them to use their abilities, realize their dreams, and attain the best possible quality of life.
An appropriate treatment procedure is one which is based in detail on the individual symptoms and requirements to the adult. Generally speaking, the procedure should involve a series of simple steps, active engagements of the adult interests by means of highly structured activities, and by providing regular control on the adult's behavior. It may include teaching communication skills, interaction skills in social gatherings and other measures. With proper treatment, adult with the syndrome can understand how to cope with their problems although they may still find social situations and personal relationships taxing.

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