The term Autism comes from the Greek word autos which means “self” – thus, in a way, making those affected by it “isolated selves”. It’s a developmental disability that appears before the age of three.
There are five types of Autism which are largely divided into two categories, high functioning Autism and low functioning Autism.
There is no particular way that Autism is medically detected and there is no cure for it. It is difficult to diagnose because there are no specified or prescribed blood tests or ways to detect it. Autism is mainly detected by observing children, their symptoms and interviewing parents, though certain standardised tests are also involved.
You as a parent may need professional help if your child does not reach these milestones or doesn’t show them later on:
Early interventions in Autism lead to better results in children. Interventions need to be
As parents, you are the first source of comfort for your child and rush to you whenever in need. So, here are a few of the things you can do, to reassure them:
Try to understand them, allow them to express their most inner needs. Help them with coping and calming skills and also assist them to preserve and build new routines.