Autism - what we know (and what we don't know yet) | Wendy Chung

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In this calm and factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder - for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we've learned through studies, treatments and careful listening.
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@thysdreyer6886 4 жыл бұрын
I'm 31 years old , born autistic and life growing up was very hard , not uderstanding why i see the world differently and struggle to make friends . I am an engineer today and am my own biggest support framework , parents please support your children and help them cope . It's not easy and never will be but you can try to make it work .
@jayd3337 4 жыл бұрын
I'm REALLY close to the spectrum. Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder is what I have.
@soroushhindjamshidi3945 4 жыл бұрын
Thys Dreyer Thank you, I really appreciate your insight.
@c_farther5208 4 жыл бұрын
EVeryone is on their own; when you are an adult, you're not coddled in this world, you have to handle your own feelings.
@anjelicasanders1271 4 жыл бұрын
I was 30 before being diagnosed.
@cutestkittensanimalrescuep8531 4 жыл бұрын
@kaiceecrane3884 6 жыл бұрын
As an autistic person who sees a lot of misinformation about about autism, I wanted to write a short description of not only what autism is but what it is like to have it. This is based off of my own experiences as well as other autistic people I have talked to. Autism is a different way the brain can be "wired". Some observations may lead an outside observer to think one way, but without the rest of the context it can be very misleading. People with autism take in more information from their surroundings. While doing some activity the neurotypical person (not autistic) may take some time to process said activity and some of their surroundings, an autistic person takes in everything around them that is going on while doing an activity. Take eating lunch in cafeteria for example; while sitting with their friends a neurotypical person will be eating food, talking with their friends, and listening to what they are saying while an autistic person will be doing the same while taking in every sound difference in their friends voice, eye movement, body language, and doing all of these things with anything they also see and hear. Because of that a delay in time to respond may occur as they are taking in and processing more information before they can respond. A lot of autistic people also have Sensory Processing Disorder, which is a disorder that manifest itself in such a way that the individual with it processes their senses either more dramatically or less. Let’s use the cafeteria example again: the autistic may be hearing every noise and conversation at once in that room, and while the lights may be fine for some people, they may be so bright for an autistic person it is physically painful. This can get overwhelming as all of this stimulus can be too much. Stimulus is any information gathered by any of your 7 primary senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell, taste, proprioceptive (sense of where you are in space and movement), and vestibular (sense of balance). While these are external stimuli, internal stimuli can affect an autistic person in the same way; internal stimulus being things such as stress or anxiety to name a few. It is important to let an autistic person know how they live and process information is normal and fine, there is nothing wrong with them. They are perfectly normal people, just with a nerotype that isn't typical. Too much stimulus can cause a meltdown sometimes, or a shutdown. A shutdown is straightforward as they just shutdown like a computer and need to rebute away from all that stimulus. A meltdown is when the autistic person goes into a fight or flight response, where they will act accordingly as does anyone when their subconscious feels threatened. Keep in mind, too much stimulus is painful, and can be drastically so. You could say that a shutdown is when the fight or flight response goes so extreme they freeze. To combat all of this stimulus an autistic person needs to do one of two things, and may sometimes need help doing them: 1.) Remove the negative stimulus, say like going somewhere darker or quieter 2.) Stim. Stimming can be with any of the 7 primary senses as it replaces bad information, or stimulus, with good. This may be repeating some sound, rocking back or forth, touching some textured object, or hand flapping. These are just a tiny few examples of stimming. Stimming is good stimulus, so an autistic person may stim sometimes just because it feels good to do so with no other reason or maybe to express themselves as is natural and feels good to them. Sometimes when an autistic person has too much negative stimulus they may become nonverbal, or in other words may not be able to talk or use their words. Sometimes they may still be able to make sounds, write, or communicate in some other alternative fashion. Some autistic people take in more stimulus than other autistic people, and can be prone to experiencing more meltdowns and being nonverbal. Nonverbal occurs when the mind and body has to divert resources to dealing with other tasks. An autistic person may normally not be nonverbal but become so during a meltdown or when overwhelmed. Sometimes instead of being nonverbal, there might be a stutter instead. An autistic person has a certain amount of “spoons” they have for every day. Spoons are the resources (mentally, emotionally, physically) you can use to do some task. Some days you may have more spoons, and other days you may feel like you have none. Getting up out of bed cost spoons, dressing oneself cost spoons, brushing your teeth, showering, eating breakfast, going to work, going to class, anything you do cost some amount of spoons; with little resources of spoons available, you may only be able to accomplish only a few tasks, and that is perfectly okay. Sometimes a task can cost a lot of spoons, and sometimes the same task may cost more spoons than other times. Sometimes looking at a person's face or communicating with someone can be difficult. Communication is like a dance, and can be very difficult to follow. There are 3 ways of communication: what is said, how it is said, and body language. A person's face goes through a lot of changes over a short period of time to reflect how they are feeling, and looking at a person while talking can take a lot of spoons at time. It can be very overwhelming to try to pick up on a lot of cues people have in any form of communication. A lot of times an autistic person may only focus on one form of communication, if any, to be able to communicate. Communication in of itself (talking, listening, changes in subject) yet alone looking at some, taking in all the noise, and light, among some many things happening at once can be too much. If things feel that way, that everything is overwhelming, it is okay to remove yourself from that situation or choose not to be there in the first place. There is nothing wrong in taking care of yourself.
@shawncrawford3146 5 жыл бұрын
KaiCee Crane - Thank you for allowing people a glimpse into what daily life is like for someone with autism. I work with people all across the spectrum on a daily basis. I really appreciate your emphasis on communication, because I think that's what neurotypical people get wrong most often. I wish your comment could be read by more people for its insight and truth. I realize it is just a small piece to understanding your world, but it's invaluable information and I hope you'll continue to share your story. You're very brave and I respect your willingness to be so introspective. I wish you well. Peace
@kaiceecrane3884 5 жыл бұрын
Shawn Crawford Thank you ^-^ I don't remember what made want to write this in the first place, I just felt like one day it was something I should do. Ever since I've been trying to share it in the appropriate place so everyone can see it. Thank you for taking the time to read it and take time to understand people on the spectrum
@edm3784 5 жыл бұрын
KaiCee Crane - Thank you for taking the time to explain so clearly your experience of everyday communication, it's lovely to read such a lucid explanation and very helpful to me. I'm glad I bothered to keep scrolling down!
@andreachristine2419 5 жыл бұрын
I've never been diagnosed with autism but everything you described hit home for , since I was 5 I have always been in special education classes for some subjects in school, I didn't grasp information like everyone else, I also have severe anxiety and adhd.
@melanieshepherd8443 5 жыл бұрын
Thank you so much! I am a kindergarten teacher in New Zealand and we are becoming more educated in our sector about autism. We are trying to help tamariki ( children ) in our care to be able to form friends, but I know that we need to understand them and celebrate their differences. What you have written is absorbed priceless, coming from someone who knows how it feels. Thank you so much for this. Now myself and the other teachers will know how to work with our beautiful kids. They are so precious and beautiful. 💕💕💕
@User417_ 4 жыл бұрын
I also was diagnosed with this when I was a little little kid and now I’m proud to be who I am
@bolinhong2598 Жыл бұрын
Doc Oyalo can reverse autism with herbs and it’s completely perfect. I used it for my son and so far his speech and behavior is normal and he can now also respond to everything positively on his own
@luginewton9908 4 жыл бұрын
I’ve just been diagnosed with Autism and I ‘ m a tender 72 years old.
@MsDonttrythisathome 3 жыл бұрын
That gives me hope that it's not too late for me.
@sirigirl16 3 жыл бұрын
Dang! I would be death right now!
@ThePickledOnions 3 жыл бұрын
a unicorn!
@maba6125 3 жыл бұрын
I'm sorry you had to go so long! I had an inner something with autism growing up but was too scared to say anything about it. 21 years old and get told by a psychiatrist to look into an autism diagnosis and changed my life! It wasn't just me thinking it!
@gilajacobsen2881 3 жыл бұрын
My father in law is probably on the spectrum and it's 78.
@Life_Quester 4 жыл бұрын
For some with Autism, they are treated like specimens whose feelings and thoughts are not taken seriously because they are seen as lacking both. But you better believe they have meaningful things to say, even if they can't communicate them as you would expect.
@meghname4005 4 жыл бұрын
Tbh anything that's taken in the lab is treated as a specimen and that's just inhuman.
@mariaf4702 4 жыл бұрын
Oh my. You know! I could use your help with a fun fairy story about the superpowers of those on autism, but no labels used. I am learning so much. Only if you are interested, please connect on I could use your honest input. The last line of this book is from a nonverbal 25-year-old woman: "Nature is the most magical fairy of all."
@dvchel 2 жыл бұрын
That's what my dad says! Agreeing they're meaningful, because, he knows I'm genuine and not mean-spirited or with ill-intent.
@bolinhong2598 Жыл бұрын
Doc Oyalo can reverse autism with herbs and it’s completely perfect. I used it for my son and so far his speech and behavior is normal and he can now also respond to everything positively on his own
@ameliapeligro4947 Жыл бұрын
@@bolinhong2598 pls tell us where can we connect with your doctor.
@youngster396 3 жыл бұрын
The love of my life has autism and she is the most amazing women I ever met
@georgegabriel4933 2 жыл бұрын
Same! ♥️
@AutisticBrain Жыл бұрын
@@jellydamasing1059 what do you mean when you said,but he was a good guy?
@rihdatulaisy7951 Жыл бұрын
hy guys, Me too, sometime i amazed to my self why iam fall in love with the special men
@BlackSnakeHQ Жыл бұрын
I have autism myself so that’s inspiring
@saintstorm7 Жыл бұрын
Lol you're dating a disabled person
@RRR-jd2oy 5 жыл бұрын
I have a son who is 7 and diagnosed with autism spectrum. my biggest fears is leaving him alone in this cruel world.
@tashasparks570 4 жыл бұрын
get him to DAN doctor to be tested for heavy metals and microbes. He still has a chance to get better. At the very least more independent and self-aware. And diet change helps tremendously. It's all about the gut!
@alinaalexandra8812 4 жыл бұрын
Tasha u are absolutely right!It s all about gut! Raul Rey try the gaps diet.👍🏻
@MonsieurKonthaar 4 жыл бұрын
@@tashasparks570 Oh for the love of god please don't spew out the heavy metals argument. I know you want to help but that has absolutely nothing to do with autism.
@ParkieLi 4 жыл бұрын
My cousin was diagnosed to be autism in kindergarten. He was good at math and very poor to communicate with others. He was curious about girls and did a lot of strange action to girls. Other people always took advantage on or laugh at him but he didn't care. He is extremely kind to elderly and able to initiate conversion with them. He is interested in watch ads in TV rather than normal program. He used to work as a messager, office clerk. He got pretty serious injury in the swimming pool around 10 years ago. He is 38 now and still living pretty well. I believe there is still love in our society and I wish your son can enjoy his life.
@notareallifetiger4817 4 жыл бұрын
Tasha Sparks no, autism cannot be ‘cured’ not has it got anything to do with metal. I have autism and I can 100% say, OP, your son will find ways of dealing with his condition and he will be fine. Einstein and Newton had autism, yet they were fine. He’ll get help.
@cori8489 4 жыл бұрын
We're wired differently, yes, but I don't so much agree with being re-wired or retrained or medicated. Maybe it's the terms I'm getting hung up on, but if I am, then the terms should be changed. Why do we have to conform like this? I have told my friends what I struggle with and I'm self aware and tell them, for example, I struggle with social cues and hints, so please be straight up/blunt with me. I don't pick up when someone is trying to end a conversation. So my friends they are gentle and kind and tell me that they need to go, etc. And it helps a lot. Maybe it's the rest of the world that needs to be trained on how to have empathy for people who lack in this stuff, because as someone who does, it's too complex to be trained. Human behaviours has too many variables, and no matter how you calculate you can be mistaken. I prefer just educating people about Autism and what my needs are and why I am the way I am. Also, of all the things to medicate, I don't agree this is one. And I have a ton of genetic conditions and a genetic mutation. And medical comorbidities. The world just needs to be taught to accommodate better.
@azulizachan7595 3 жыл бұрын
First of all, I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt like she was talking about autism as an illness or similar. She didn't say a single positive thing about us. I get that she wants to help, but that specific kind of wording does not help. Secondly, Christine, were you paying attention? It was already stated in the TED Talk that there is no credible evidence that vaccines cause autism. And autism is not equivalent to brain damage. On top of that, this person has never said they have brain damage, so why did you mention it?
@killicalgirl 3 жыл бұрын
Christine P that person doesn’t have a brain injury, they have different brains
@gendaextraordinaire8931 3 жыл бұрын
I AGREE. If you Neyrotypical people can poke around with our bodies and minds because YOU thing you have the right to alter other humans because you don't like the way we are, we have the same right, theen? We Aspies can involve NT childre nand adults, remaking them in our mage, because the rule is "Humans can remake humans if they want to???? What scurrilous rubbish! Leave us alone!
@digiscream 3 жыл бұрын
For what it's worth, I think that *if* they can isolate and medicate for the more severe deficits that can occur with autism, like being completely nonverbal, then that's potentially a good idea because it can massively reduce the quality of life for the individual (not just in terms of interacting with the world, but also the frustration at _not_ being able to interact with the world). That's as opposed to the temporarily nonverbal (ie those who begin nonverbal, and then spontaneously develop language skills). Like you, I'm autistic; I have a large database of social cues in my head that I mostly manage to use, I struggle to understand many social subtleties until long after the fact, and sensory overload means there are many things I fundamentally cannot do. I'm also rather gifted in a number of areas that society finds really useful, with the result that people often "forgive" my social ineptitude out of practicality to begin with, and out of a slight understanding as the relationship develops. I'm under no illusions, though; I'm one of the luckier ones, because I have very little in the way of severe deficits that I can't work around, and I have no comorbidities that I know of.
@mlh3604 2 жыл бұрын
And get to know the values this world receives through autistic perception. So original and potent insights from other but very real perspectives on reality.
@hvymtlangel 4 жыл бұрын
After 24 painful years, I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and it almost feels like closure. Now, I have an explanation for so many of my complicated thoughts, feelings, pain and my inability to effectively communicate with others. It's been awfully difficult to connect with humans and maintain friendships, so I've always shared a deeper connection with animals. You don't have to think about what to tell them or worry if you're boring them. Instead, you share a bond on an entirely different level. I hope, someday, we will take care of our beautiful and innocent companions. ANYWAYS, if I went 24 years without any treatment/therapy, I can do ANYTHING in the world!! You just have to believe in yourself :~)
@jonmars9559 4 жыл бұрын
I appreciate what you are saying. I was in my early 50s when I finally received enough information to understand the root of my difficulties, anxieties and depressions. Of course along the way, I'd developed ways to compensate, strategies, scripts, rehearsals that allowed me limited successful interactions with others. I didn't know why I needed to do these things, only that I had to do it. It was torture that was necessary to get along, make something of a living but never with great success. Animals have always proven truer friends than most any person in my life. I don't know that I'll ever have closer friends than my furry ones. With better understanding of what afflicts me, things have improved. I don't seek treatment per se. It's just easier knowing I'm not alone and that others experience some of the same difficulties that I do. There are patterns I can now make sense of. I still often times require conscious, rehearsed strategies to get things right in the right circumstances. I still require a great deal of time in isolation, my safe zone. I have a sense of hope for the future and that the time I have left in life will be meaningful. Thank you for your comment.
@hvymtlangel 4 жыл бұрын
​@@jonmars9559 Yes, I know exactly what you mean! I created a "formula" for meeting new people or even small talk. Thanks for sharing!
@claudiaghiotto2094 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for your comment, I was feeling a little down and you made me feel included. I also just discovered that I have Asperger's syndrome, and I'm 26. It is such a relief to know why life has been so difficult for me, why I always felt like I am lacking some special, mysterious skill that everyone else has. I find difficult to create bonds with the majority of people, but on the other hand I have to say that I have a few friends who like me as I am and who don't judge me. Looking at the bright side of my life, I think it's also because I know such wonderful people that I discovered just now that my brain functions differently than theirs: when I am around them, I don't feel so different. It really doesn't make any difference to them. I feel extremely lucky. I can relax and be myself around them: it is so good to put down all the masks, tricks and strategies I have to use with everyone else and just be appreciated for who I really am. (sorry if my English isn't perfect, I'm from Italy :))
@hvymtlangel 4 жыл бұрын
@@claudiaghiotto2094 thanks so much for sharing :-) When I was diagnosed with AS, it was as if everything suddenly made sense--all my pain and hardships. You're right about that. My true friends love me or appreciate me because of my quirks and awkwardness. I'm really happy you feel better too!!
@jeanclaudewellness8274 4 жыл бұрын
@@claudiaghiotto2094 Ciao.....di dove sei? Sto creando un gruppo speciale di noi....sono di Milano. Hai veramente capito quali vantaggi abbiamo rispetto a loro? Hai compreso a pieno il superpotere Asperger?
@ingridfarming 4 жыл бұрын
Many women on the spectrum believe that there is a problem of underdiagnosis for women... I did not figure it out till I was 30, and it helped me tremendously! Specifically with becoming aware of other people's feelings. Women have different expectations, social roles, and are allowed to express emotions with more social freedom then men, so women and girls on the spectrum blend in more! I was masking for years.
@1GTX1 4 жыл бұрын
Woman are also more social than man on average
@emilyouimette2668 Жыл бұрын
@a.b.n.5447 11 ай бұрын
I was diagnosed in 2020 going on 62 ... I can tell a story, too.
@supergalaxyfist7730 10 ай бұрын
I agree with you here, My partner and my mother I believe are both on the spectrum however neither have been assessed. I was assessed at 35 and received a positive diagnosis of ASD. I believe women and girls mask more easily than men and boys and also believe boys mature slower than girls that also factors in in my mind.
@nefelibata4190 8 жыл бұрын
what I hate bout having autism at the moment is that when I try to get to know someone, they instantly have super high standards that they want me to follow and Im not able to keep up for long so when they notice I don't they just drop me completely, they don't give af. they don't even bother trying to tell me what I misunderstand and not .. like why is this so fucking hard for people? its annoying.
@jamesdeegan7365 8 жыл бұрын
+tardcakez same
@AdolphusOfBlood 8 жыл бұрын
+tardcakez Why do you want to hang out with morons that are like that is what i'd ask you if i cared. :-/
@PervyBetterKnownAsOswald 7 жыл бұрын
i feel ya dude.. story of my life.. +AdolphusOfBlood there is only so many people in teh local area that are like minded who are NTs.
@AdolphusOfBlood 7 жыл бұрын
TauHunter Ahh, i'm sorry to hear that.
@MidnightAhri 6 жыл бұрын
well it happened with my first partner, she even had autism herself, and she didnt want to tell what i did wrong, its pretty annoying because i want to know where i went wrong. like i explained my side to her but she just didnt do it in return, :c as for the its human nature to avoid someone. some of the best friends i have are the people with autism, they sometimes hurt your feelings unintentionally and i know that and its fine, i sometimes do the same, but since i think the social queues are totally not needed and they dont think it, we have an easier way of talking with eachother. and its not we that have the problem, its all the rest that has a problem with us.. i mean if you would accept people that have worse social skills instead of bullying them in school, you could have a lot of great extra friends. like you might meet a person 20 years later that you knew in school and they were awkward and you now talk again and you see how they got way better at it, still a bit awk but definitely were able to make things work. just takes time and acceptance and a little bit of help.
@toniavila837 2 жыл бұрын
My older brother has been diagnosed with autism (he is a non-verbal type). I hated him because I was annoyed by his sudden yells and tantrums, and he also took my personal items, but I am beginning to regret my hatred for him because he is always reaching out to and hugging me as if he was still loving me despite the fact that I had done so many cruel things to him... I was touched by a piece of art he created for me in which he wrote my name with his name inside a heart and beside it canceled the word "hate." I just want everyone reading this to know that these people are having difficulty expressing themselves, but they are doing their best; we need to give them our understanding and patience because they deserve it.
@veggiechip 2 жыл бұрын
aw this was a really touching story, thank you for sharing your experiences. that must be very tough to deal with, but i’m glad you are very nice and understanding. thanks again for sharing your perspective : )
@josephinewinter 8 жыл бұрын
autism for me has meant no friends, no work, no relationships, inability to hold conversations and constant suicidal feelings, so i hate it. I'm glad other people enjoy it. I kind of hate it when people go on about how great it is though, what it's like varies so much the diagnosis is worse than pointless as it tells you nothing. But it's helpful for children as they get help at school
@StephanAltena 8 жыл бұрын
+Josephine Winter ''autism for me has meant no friends, no work, no relationships, inability to hold conversations and constant suicidal feelings'' Same over here too. Don't have the suicidal thoughts anymore though. I don't really agree when people talk about autism in the comments in a positive way. I don't see alot of positives. One of the only positive things I can think about is that people with autism are more likely to be able to think objectively and critically. And less likely to go along with the way everyone else thinks. But when it comes to functioning in the real world, especially when it comes the the social aspect. It's just a curse.
@turicaederynmab5343 8 жыл бұрын
*Anime profile picture*
@seatbelttruck 8 жыл бұрын
***** I don't have all the answers, of course. There are some things you cannot change. I'd suggest seeing a psychologist for anyone with autism, whether they like their disorder or not. For those that don't, it may help them come to terms with their autism or even discover some of the positives. And cognitive/behavioral therapy can help people learn to deal with their symptoms, as well as any depression, anxiety or co-morbid conditions. I've heard that occupational therapy can help, too, in some cases, though more with lower-functioning autism. I apologize if I came across as brushing off anybody's feelings. I hate it when people do that to me, and it was not my intention. I was trying more to explain the reasoning behind "Autism Pride" type things, and to assure that liking who you are doesn't mean you can't get help for the things about you that make your life difficult.
@seatbelttruck 8 жыл бұрын
***** Um... I don't quite understand your last phrase, but therapy, or at least some kind of support is the only way I know of to work through that sort of thing. Refusing to see a professional is just shooting yourself in the foot. I would continue to encourage you, or anyone, to see a professional. If you really refuse to do that, you can try talking to other autistic people online about your specific problems and see if they have advice for dealing with them. You can learn to deal with some aspects of it on your own if you work at it and have a little luck. Since I've been getting help from a psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner (for my anxiety and depression) and family members who are in the medical field, I haven't looked into online communities much, but I have heard that the "Autistic Self-Advocacy Network" is a good place to check out. As for sensory issues, I have dealt with those. Mine sound different than yours (I experienced extreme discomfort, distress and dread rather than physical pain with mine), but I have experienced or heard of several ways to deal with them. I used desensitization (well, my parents did), which is where you expose yourself to sensory input that distresses you in small, but increasing amounts for small but increasing amounts of time so that you can learn to endure it for a short while, or, in some cases, stop being bothered by it all-together (I can wear my socks right-side-out now, for one). You can also protect yourself from unwanted sensory input: bringing earplugs or earphones with you to block loud noises, sunglasses in case of bright lights, wearing long sleeves and long pants to avoid contact with unpleasant sensations, etc. Both are really better supervised by somebody with experience.
@seatbelttruck 8 жыл бұрын
***** Earplugs or earphones do help some people. Not me, but then I have more tactile issues than auditory ones. It might not help you, but it will help some people. If you don't want to take steps to help yourself, that's your problem. Enjoy your misery. You can't help somebody who doesn't want to be helped.
@autumn.breann 7 жыл бұрын
How Wendy described Gabriel was me. I used to have problems speaking and starting conversations but I'm getting to a point where I talk to people and feel comfortable talking to anyone. But I'm still have problems starting it and feel uncomfortable and awkward at the same time
@FlorenciaVM1 4 жыл бұрын
@@alegriart that's a fallacy. She explained clearly that sometimes it helps, for certain people, and others can be helped with education. Don't come here looking for fight.
@FlorenciaVM1 4 жыл бұрын
@@alegriart good for you and I agree a little bit, but that's not what she's saying. That's the thing I'm discussing. It's better just to say what you think and prefer insted of putting words in other's people mouth just to start a debate and get attention.
@FlorenciaVM1 4 жыл бұрын
@@alegriart but this girl never talked about meds and you came up with that and saying that the doctor is promoting pills. I think we're not discussing the same thing. I'm talking about form and you're talking about content. It doesn't make any sense for us to keep on talking.
@FlorenciaVM1 4 жыл бұрын
@@alegriart there's a difference between informing and promoting. And now you're discussing about calling Autumn Lee a girl or a woman? Sorry but I can describe myself as a girl and a woman, they're no exclusive. I'm getting tired of you.
@mohaklondhe3020 2 жыл бұрын
my niece is diagnosed with Autism yesterday. She is 2.5. What can we do the best to get her out of it?
@planetjassi3131 4 жыл бұрын
I was diagnosed with intellectual disability by aged 3 years and later autism.My parents were told I would never learn much I am now 23 years old and I have proven them wrong. For me autism is a way of being and I want parents and teachers to see the potential in kids with autism we are so much more than a label . A diagnosis is a way to get help what you do with the diagnosis is up to you. I encourage parents not to give up. My parents set on a pathway to prove them wrong it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as we keep trying. Thank you Wendy Chung your work is much appreciated.
@AsktheSpirits 4 жыл бұрын
My 3 year old son is Autistic and He is the sweetest lovable boy. 💚
@saurabhgarg5g 4 жыл бұрын
My 3 year old is autistic too. Can we connect to see how can we exchange best practise?
@rishadar 4 жыл бұрын
@@saurabhgarg5g how is he now
@ahmetcemiloglu7213 4 жыл бұрын
GMaria -Ask the Spirts Buy the book and fiercely stick to GAPS diet. You can heal him. It’s the guts leaking toxins. I have a 27 month old son who’s been on the diet for 3 months. It’s night and day!
@MomOfBoys-uw1hj 4 жыл бұрын
My 6 year old is.on the spectrum as well.. hes a sweetheart nonviolent!
@Lifelines090 4 жыл бұрын
hey there .. i'm doing research on language development of Autistic children ... can you help me in filling this questionnaire please .. it will help alot of children....thank you so much...
@thegreyman1575 6 жыл бұрын
I have autism and it ruined my childhood due to my family actively telling everyone; "My son has Autsim", even though it's very subtle and slight. I was bullied to the point where I was in a fight almost weekly, and I almost got expelled from my elementary school. I have easy frustrations, but at the very least I can explain, see, and hear what I want to say, but I simply can't due to not upsetting others. I can feel, sense, and express myself in so many different ways and yet I've been told it's simply due to my Autism instead of it being ME and not what a doctor says. I've made it to where I DONOT WANT anyone to find out, cus I want people to see Me, not my diagnosis and im going to make it to where my family won't spread it any further BECAUSE of my history with humanity
@unicornfarts8811 4 жыл бұрын
Same here
@p.p9857 4 жыл бұрын
Try not posting this globally if you would like to keep it private. I'm sorry you feel this way, you shouldn't have to suffer for other people's ignorance.
@jravak487 4 жыл бұрын
@@p.p9857 it's not like he's using his full name here. Sure, someone *could* dox him, but who's really going to dox someone just to say "hey! he's autistic!"?
@p.p9857 4 жыл бұрын
@@jravak487, the point is this person is pouring their heart out and KZbin is not the best place for it. People can still post nasty things about this post piling on more stress than what already exists. Getting professional help is a good option, years of research goes into helping us deal with our mental health. Don't feel bad about it either, we are a social species we rely on each other to deal with issues. You're not alone. In my opinion we all need some from time to time.
@slayerpoint-dr1pn 4 жыл бұрын
@@p.p9857 , he found one platform where he felt comfortable in sharing what he had in him for years.. letting things out is not that easy, I know it cuz I travel on the same road. Can't keep things inside for a long time too without saying it. Better to tell it to strangers than sharing it with people we know who already judges you with your condition. It's hard to understand
@austinsomogyi1437 Жыл бұрын
Im high functioning autism and im studying autism so i can help kids have an easier time then i did
@tomholmes473 Жыл бұрын
So am I. Great work
@MV-kk3nh Жыл бұрын
That's awesome!!! God's speed!!! 🙏🏻👍🏻⚡💪🏻
@JustNow42 Жыл бұрын
One of my worries is that the so called normal do not understand what talents these children have. Remember a very large percentage of scientists and engineers are somewhat autistic and we do not like to loose that.
@shadi9951 4 жыл бұрын
I don't want my personality to be changed, just because my Asperger Syndrome affects it. Please don't say that we need to be "rewired" or "fixed", because it makes me feel like I can't be my real self, and I need to change it just because i'm diffrent from other people.
@anjelicasanders1271 4 жыл бұрын
People do it out of jealousy often we are very intelligent and we don't apologize for it. So they like to remind us In suddle ways of our differences. Pretend It's a complement. I used to play dumb when I was a teenager. I'm to old for that mess.
@sahelsabet8263 4 жыл бұрын
@TheDoobidoob 5 жыл бұрын
12:19 My mum says that I didn’t give eye contact as an infant and was slow to reach developmental milestones. She blamed herself for it, thinking that she just didn’t try hard enough with me. Then I was diagnosed a few years later. Now my mum is pretty much an expert on spotting autism in infants and even correctly predicted that my younger cousin was on the spectrum pretty much days after he was born (as he also didn’t give eye contact).
@zenatube7829 Жыл бұрын
@PRISTINE JOEL Can you stop this nonsense please. you must be a trouble person trying to sell your product on this site
@tundepizzle7255 5 жыл бұрын
I am autistic and I just found out from my family because my son who was born in Europe was diagnosed with the spectrum. I remember everything I did as a child just by looking at my son repetitive behaviors. The only thing I didn't remember was CAS disorder my son has. I said all of this to say, I see myself as a normal and successful human even now knowing some of my intelligence in Mathematics may have been associated to autism. However, I hate when she said we are an epidemic. That was mean.
@JohnDoe-lz3oo 4 жыл бұрын
From my experience with the subject people with autism on the higher part of the spectrum have brain superhighways and slow zones. Each one is different, and each one has something they are really good at and interested in. The key to integrating them into society is to find what they're really good at, put them in that kind of job, and let them figure it out. May be rough at first but if you let that person figure things out it increases the efficiency in a lot of ways.
@bolinhong2598 Жыл бұрын
Doc Oyalo can reverse autism with herbs and it’s completely perfect. I used it for my son and so far his speech and behavior is normal and he can now also respond to everything positively on his own
@QWithoutTheU 9 жыл бұрын
Thanks for getting this information to the masses :) I have Autism and have supressed it almost completely so people can't tell, most people have no idea about it and i didn't want them to get involved in my struggle. Your information and the way you put it, can help these people know how to understand. Thank-you x
@dvchel 2 жыл бұрын
Be free and proud of who you are.
@bolinhong2598 Жыл бұрын
Doc Oyalo can reverse autism with herbs and it’s completely perfect. I used it for my son and so far his speech and behavior is normal and he can now also respond to everything positively on his own
@zenatube7829 Жыл бұрын
@NEW HOPE INSURANCE LTD Can you stop this nonesense. This is not a place to advertise your Dr. herbs. i check the channel. it doesn't have any thing that can help Autism
@AbsoluteLad9785 4 жыл бұрын
I feel like I have been somewhat relieved of it, I used to be very socially awkward but now I talk to a LOT of people with ease. I used to avoid everyone and have some pretty bad OCD but I'm fine now. Anyway have a great day if you read this
@tubester4567 2 жыл бұрын
Good for you.
@mohaklondhe3020 2 жыл бұрын
my niece is diagnosed with Autism yesterday. She is 2.5. What can we do the best to get her out of it?
@Zentalem 4 жыл бұрын
My son started reading surprisingly the whole sentence and any phrase by the age of 3. Surprising to us, he is still struggling to have conversations till now at the age of 6. He has a best support environment and love. He is a joy to my life and will be my treasure to all my life. There was a time that I get worried but I developed to believe he is a special gift from the almighty God and he is in no way broken or less from anyone. I love and treasure him forever.
@laurencasey7203 7 жыл бұрын
I hate it when people talk about autism in a negative way, my brother is autistic and he is the best-behaved child I know
@sikandaranddominicbff4381 6 жыл бұрын
Lauren Casey thank you
@christinateresabrown 5 жыл бұрын
Well that’s not the case for everyone.
@C.C.4sho 5 жыл бұрын
Hello, Listen to on youtube..(The Dr Goldberg Approach). But Onl if u Really want Ur kid Better
@amybe3 5 жыл бұрын
@RobertAustin 5 жыл бұрын
but that is NOT the experience of EVERY person (and their loved ones) on the spectrum. Just do a simple KZbin search for "this is autism" and tell me that, for at least SOME people, they NEED a cure .. please, go ahead, do that right now, and come back here and tell me that THEY (those in the video) are perfectly fine how they are!?!?!
@BugSplat 9 жыл бұрын
We Love More and we Feel Stronger Feelings than most people... We just don't know how to SHOW it. Just sayin....
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
BugSplat again and again I encounter this. We are the easiest empathy to abuse also, probably because we see the good in people as a default as well...
@nickmagrick7702 4 жыл бұрын
well, I think that might be true but theres no way of actually measuring who feels more.
@selenetran9636 4 жыл бұрын
My son is 10 yrs old and has autism. I have had a hard time going to places and having someone tell me that my son is too old to be in the women's restroom. People that don't know about autism don't know the challenges we parents go through. It would be amazing if people were AWARE of it. For example, businesses should be able to allow kids with autism be themselves and have signs that they support autism
@rudypurwono2776 Жыл бұрын
You are not alone. We have same problem here. Keep train him for toilet practice. He will get better
@shinzantetsu 8 жыл бұрын
I'm on the spectrum, i like having to see everything different and not follow the crowd. Neurotypicals and people on the spectrum grow up differently. NT's imitate alot and don't question the things they learn, we on the spectrum have to run it through a filter and question it.
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
It’s very much like the difference between automatic and manual transmission cars...
@taniesro 2 жыл бұрын
can you please explain that point of view, on how NT don't question what is taught?
@susielee8101 4 жыл бұрын
Miss Chung has given such a long lecture performed without script. She spoke with great clarity and provided valuable educational informations on autism. Thank you very much, Miss Chung 🙏
@FlorenciaVM1 4 жыл бұрын
And at the end you can see how she almost cracks. She really wants to help.
@Soetman Жыл бұрын
@@FlorenciaVM1 you actually think people hold a presentation on this level without a script…
@thatmusicfan6907 5 жыл бұрын
its 2018 and i have autism and im crying if wendy chung reads this i just whant to say thank you
@ironyofthedead9581 4 жыл бұрын
I have PTSD it sucks man I'm mentally abused and I have this flashback of my dad shoving me over and over
@jacksonlampin3505 4 жыл бұрын
Julia The suga bear it feels like a curse saying your not good enough to do something I need mine cured Now
@kittyhatchsep1842 4 жыл бұрын
Please don't cry! Surely You are a wonderful person. Have faith in yourself.
@specialneedsmusic4610 4 жыл бұрын
I would recommend that she refer to a person as currently non verbal as opposed to non verbal. Over the years, I have worked with students who have learned to speak. Also, it's been my experience that if one sees a person as currently non verbal, they will approach them in a much more open way.
@fmsltd9502 3 жыл бұрын
Preverbal. Not yet verbal.
@HeatherCrouch 5 жыл бұрын
I remember when IDEA was implemented and spoken about positively in the news about who and how it helps. She knew a few people who were Autists and Aspie, she and I both are adult diagnosed Aspie, she cried, she was so happy for her old friends.
@notverysur3rightnow145 4 жыл бұрын
If my family wasn’t as supportive, I’d be a mess. Luckily my family are incredibly loving and understanding
@jenm.8673 4 жыл бұрын
We need more access for testing for the spectrum because I have found very few options in this are. Schools fight you and don't want to offer services. My oldest wasn't diagnosed until high school and suffered through it with school..bullies etc. There has to be easier access..
@Jbonha100 4 жыл бұрын
As far as that little video thing goes my son used to make eye contact and then All of a sudden at about 16/18 months he started to regress. My sister and mom even have mentioned it. Thanks for this video it was good
@chaosjacky 9 жыл бұрын
My older brother has autism. One of the worst kinds and he will never be able to be educated, there's basically nothing he can do. There's no "ressource" that could help him. Not all autistics can be helped. A lot of people look down on parents who "give up" and let special state homes look after them instead. People think that with "love", and better understanding autistics can always evolve and improve. For some autistics like my brother, that totally isn't true. It's a shame Wendy Chung didn't address this matter in this speech.
@wangyushina 9 жыл бұрын
My nephew in China is the worst kind. Nothing his parents can do but draining all resources, trying all kinds of remedies, some of which sound like witchcraft. The poor boy of 21 years old age, often wipes his penis out and pees in public. He loves music! what to do?
@sorrycantspeakfrench 9 жыл бұрын
***** The thing is that they first told the parents that Jacob didn't have any potential, nor that there was any hope for his case. But look what happened. Autism is a really complex neurodivergence.
@chaosjacky 9 жыл бұрын
At a young age there's no telling how it will develop, but I think it's safe to say that my 35 year old brother who tries to bite himself to the bone non stop, bangs his head until he bleeds, can't say a word, lashes out at other people for no apparent reason, there's not really any potential... He's been living in a special state home since he was 7, with specialists who have tried all kinds of things..
@falconheight1526 9 жыл бұрын
I'm glad Im not alone :)
@dylaniusaurelius8880 9 жыл бұрын
well, not really impossible.... see I've got high functioning autism or Aspergers, and I've researched it a lot. I found that with low functioning autism, even the lowest functioning autistics can learn to be social to a degree with EXCESSIVE amounts of therapy, doc visits, and practice. it's possible, but really really hard.
@asdme3950 5 жыл бұрын
As a person with ASD, it does limit my spoken communication, but I am able to think my way through things a lot of people cant. Still comes with the meltdowns though, its like a trade off.
@nickmagrick7702 4 жыл бұрын
totally, its a trade off. Not better or worse but a trade off. Better at some, worse at others.
@butteheadbuttrack4728 4 жыл бұрын
I would never argue with a parent about what caused their child's autism, I would just give them support and empathy.
@lightningstar6668 4 жыл бұрын
I have two beautiful children with autism and they are an absolute joy to me
@jefferyford5309 2 жыл бұрын
So much is not yet known or perhaps not even knowable (at least for now) about autism. I just try to embrace my differences and that's why my TED Talk is titled, "An Autistic Genius Discusses How Differences Make Us Special." I'll leave the genetics of it to you and embrace my differences with a spirit of gratitude! All my best to you and your work.
@henburg1709 2 жыл бұрын
wendy chung you are great and intelligent woman with a very clear english diction like a genuine Philippine lady i appreciate it, indeed you made a very good research about autism spectrum . i do hope that TED will help more kids worldwide having this handicap God bless your organization
@AlRubyx 8 жыл бұрын
Can there be a ted talk like this about schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder?
@velvetindigonight 5 жыл бұрын
There are several TED talks about this.
@j.narxoxo6468 4 жыл бұрын
can someone share us the link pls ..if they did .ty.
@Cam-gk4dk 4 жыл бұрын
Maybe look it up?
@wadell19 4 жыл бұрын
Please investigate the Nemechek Protocol for Autism. It helps with your concern too. The problem with autism is that it's in the gut. Same with your concern. Please research it. It's all natural, unless you need an antibiotic. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LOOK INTO IT.
@nickmagrick7702 4 жыл бұрын
why? What do people not already understand about the condition? Schitz is something thats pretty well understood compared to something like autism, not that they both don't have stigmas.
@tHa1Rune 7 жыл бұрын
I have high functioning autism. and it allows me yo do amazing things and communicate even more incredible things. its a higher state of consciousness and existence for some, but a truly brilliantly defined form of a mind, that can brilliantly do a few things. some can have worse diagnoses of autism, and that's the spectrum.
@MiyahSundermeyer 7 жыл бұрын
What I like about these kinds of talks is that you stamp out off the stigmatization
@robertg9153 7 жыл бұрын
I'm Autistic. Please never call me "higher functioning". Judging by my general skill set some would be tempted to, but I find it degrading to us. That term is a false dichotomy. Just because one of us may be nonverbal or unable to care for themselves in certain ways doesn't mean they aren't quite possibly brilliant in other ways. There are no better or worse cases of Autism. We're all Autistic just the same except all a little different just like anyone in any other neurotype. Thanks for reading. Autism is Ausome :)
@MiyahSundermeyer 7 жыл бұрын
Rachel Stillman you know what offends me? That you are work with these individuals and see nothing but a broken human that needs to be fixed. I am sorry but you are seeming to look at the person through a key hold lady. Did you know that you know you can teach them to use a foam board? Actually, there is a non verbal young woman named Carly Fleishman who learned to type using a key board? Also, some of them may not understand us because they can't hear the hard vowels or contestants. You have to speak slowly. So everything you say is wrong.
@stillmaninmotion6081 7 жыл бұрын
Hello World: with Miyah I work with these kids because I love them. You have no idea what I do, or how I feel from one comment. and a comment i stand by. I'm not feeling like they're worthless, but what I said is true. We use leap pads and equipment to try and teach them to show us their needs by pressing buttons or pictures. but some of them just can't. there's a huge range of autism. We seem to think that autism is cute and funny and we can work around it easily... but it's not THAT easy with some of them. I'm not in denial about the difficulty we face. There's blessings in disguise, yes, but my point is that saying "high functioning" is not a bad thing. If you have someone whose autistic be able to talk, dress themselves, feed themselves, or even use a leap pads or iPad to tell you their needs, that's fantastic! but it's not always the case. Don't take my comment like I hate these children. but i do want to help them and I do want them to learn. but the TRUTH is not all of them will be able to press a button to tell us they have to go to the bathroom. not all of them are able to do anything at all. idk your experience, but that's a fact. maybe I'm just more realistic than some people like. maybe that is offensive, but it's still true.
@MiyahSundermeyer 7 жыл бұрын
Rachel Stillman Very nice but you don't know everything honey.
@selahmami 4 жыл бұрын
all I do is cry. I just want my 2yo daughter to live fully, independently and be able to talk. I cant imagine every leaving her side and knowing if she will be ok. this I wouldnt wish on anybody.
@abbyflows1332 4 жыл бұрын
My daughter is 3 she’s non verbal I have the same fear as you it’s very scary
@claudiabarron7912 4 жыл бұрын
I still cry and live in fear for my 5 yo daughter with autism. She’s doing so much better she is talking and she calls me mommy. 💙 I’ve waited years to hear her voice.
@abbyflows1332 4 жыл бұрын
Claudia Barron I cant wait until the day I hear my daughter talking to me it’s my biggest hope and dream that she is able to speak someday
@henriettaoka 3 жыл бұрын
Claudia Barron. May I know, at what age did your could start talking ? My son is 3years old already and still doesn't call mommy
@claudiabarron7912 3 жыл бұрын
okojie henrietta she started talking at 4 years old but it came with a lot of therapy and very slowly. Hope this helps :)
@loganskiwyse7823 4 жыл бұрын
Year 2019. It's scary how much of this is wrong and has been updated in the last 5 years. Her source numbers are accurate, her anti-vaccination information is accurate. But in the last year alone we have learned that Estrogen plays a significant part in Autism. And there is so much more to learn. The eye test for babies is at best only a indicator. Either infant could become autistic or not. Not everyone with autism has difficulty meeting someone in the eye. And the idea of drugging kids or adults scares the frack out of me. 53, diagnosed this year. And the lack of services or help has left me nearly incapable of taking care of myself. Society has a lot to learn.
@loganskiwyse7823 4 жыл бұрын
@Richard Carte sighs. Heavy metals. lol. A couple OLDER vaccinations had tiny amounts of heavy metals. None on the current market do. Also if you eat a normal diet including root vegetables, you consume more trace amounts in 1 month then all the vaccinations in your entire life. Finally it can be detected in babies prior to exposure to vaccinations. You are badly misinformed on this. NOT ONE aspie has Autism from vaccinations. The correlations is due to the average age autism is diagnosed and has no direct connection to vaccinations. My disabled adoptive father was the executive director of the Men's Garden Club of America for nearly a decade as well as an adviser to Crockett's Victory Garden. I was born in 1966 and was already in high school and still not diagnosed in early 1980s. Same time this vaccination stuff started. The vaccinations you are referring to were gone from the market already and had been used prior to the 1960s. So no, there is no connection. Only a correlation that has been pushed by fear tactics just due to people no longer trusting science. There is no profit margin in vaccinations. They are all generics. This means there is no financial motivation for drug companies to lie on these drugs. The research that proves this is multicultural and mixed funding sources. Again showing that the " big lie from big pharma " on this subject doesn't even exist. This is different from a new drug they can make billions off of. Overpriced and rushed to market with tons of advertisements. Any new drug like that I won't even consider taking because I don't trust greed either. Vaccinations just do not fit that model. Finally the current research shows a connection between Autism and Estrogen passing the placenta into the baby. So, if you have Autism, you got it long before you ever received a vaccination. And by the way, ADHD is connected to nicotine. Your great grandmother smoked, That affects every one of her daughters chance to have a baby with ADHD, and their daughters. Up to at least 4 generations out.
@loganskiwyse7823 4 жыл бұрын
@Richard Carte You are the one that is misinformed. Your information is not based on any peer reviewed documentation. It is based on fear tactics. Anytime you give into fear instead of actually investing the time to understand the research you drag down the intelligence of the entire species. Worse your lack of accurate information is going to get people killed. Everything I said above can be backed up by research. Everything you said has been proven false by that same research. You have no understanding of the scientific process or you would not be repeating this garbage. I am in the top 10% of IQs in the country. ( sorry I don't come close to the top 5% ). So thoroughly educated that I pass college on subjects I have never taken. PLEASE stop this misinformation and get a real education and degree in science. Because you really are going to get people killed with your ignorance on this subject. NOW. If you want to talk big pharma and drug abuse on anything else I will gladly find you studies that back that up. Yes they do lie to the public on many " new " drugs and have a vested interest in pushing drugs onto doctors and the unsuspecting public. But as I pointed out, vaccinations are generic. No profit margins. Studies are multi-cultural, multiple funding sources including some that were backed by the very anti-vaccination crowd. EVERY single one has shown no connection. Even those funded by the anti-vaccination crowd. But they don't even admit those studies exist. Instead they use the correlation of detection compared to when vaccinations are given. A correlations is NOT a proven connection but 2 different things happening in proximity. And the thing I said about root veggies is a fact. It is also a fact that if you ate even a tiny bit of mud as a child ( mud cakes anyone? ) you got more heavy metals that way as well. Are you going to blame mud for autism now? And the Estrogen connection is also now a established fact.
@loganskiwyse7823 4 жыл бұрын
@Richard Carte The root of this is your background + misinformation on peer reviewed science compared to drug trials. -- Drug Trials. Funded by a single company. Required by the FDA ( in the US ) before a drug can be brought to market. Independently reviewed but not peer reviewed. Meaning only the data not the trail is reviewed. Huge profit margins for new drugs create a incentive to falsify the data. -- Peer reviewed. Independently funded. Multi-cultural ( as in the tests have been done in by multiple research teams in multiple countries with independent resources). Alternative explanations explored. All such tests are in agreement regardless of who did them or who funded them. ------ Your childhood experience with drug pushing doctors is directly connected to the first, drug trials. I too went through this. And is part of the reason I do not agree with many doctors on pushing drugs on children. But vaccinations fall into the second category if they have been on the market for over 10 years. ( on average ). As such there is no connection.
@PeterParker-1984 4 жыл бұрын
I totaly agree. I dont trust doctors at all..
@PhilMante 4 жыл бұрын
I'm an aspie and I drug myself with weed. Thank god for Canada's marijuana laws. That stuff helps immensely.
@margueritewright9013 8 жыл бұрын
Good video. I used to bang my head against the wall and sometimes tear at myself when overwhelmed. I also had issues with communication, reception of spoken language, and hypersensitivity to touch and smells. It got a lot milder as I got older, to the point that the behaviors are not noticeable unless you really know me.
@bakingwithmegan3028 5 жыл бұрын
Wondering Marguerite... have you heard of CD (Chlorine Dioxide), specifically for treating Autism spectrum symptoms? How about parasite cleansing/protocols? Here's author, Kerri Rivera (also mother of an Autistic son - nearly healed) presenting her healing protocol at the 2014 Autism One conference (at that time, this prototcol had already 100% completely reversed/healed 133 individuals with Autism - some as old as 30yrs!!! Amazing stuff. I only days ago came across Kerri Rivera's work (originally published back in 2013), but now that the second publishing of her work just came out in recent weeks, Amazon banned sale of it 4days ago (giving it lots of notoriety), after a concerted effort by certain factions who don't want truth to be shared. In response to the banning, the author has now made it available for FREE on her website, since all the banning by some major US sellers like Amazon: But if you want a copy for your personal library (and support the author), I'm finding that most sellers that are selling it are from UK, but I did find this one from NV - I have a copy on the way:
@emz119 4 жыл бұрын
my son is 6 and has autism, but he is the sweetest ❣️
@pizzatime9196 5 жыл бұрын
My parents were patient with my little brother, but they were a little TOO patient. They decided to get my brother checked out when he was almost 4 years old and he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 4. He’s 8 now and has made some improvements with communication. He wasn’t able to speak coherently in our language and this is still the case for him now, but thanks to the help of his amazing teachers and specialists, he’s able to communicate with us through hand gestures and understand and go through with some commands such as putting his shoes on or throwing trash away. Sometimes I wonder if we had got him checked out earlier, maybe he would have made bigger improvements. Despite his situation, he is my brother and I love him more than anything in the world ❤️
@agerven 5 жыл бұрын
Oh dear Wendy, thank you very much for your explanation and talk. Thank you! So good to see the work that's being done and knowledge that's being obtained. Only one thing scares me a little bit, when you philosophize (is that correct?) about a possible future, where a Gabriel has an electronic coach in his eyes and ears allowing him to date a girl. However fascinating and wonderful that may be, lets not go only for solutions that will rid an autist from his / her symptomps and turn them into robots fully adapted to what is socially "normal" or accepted. As an elderly autist, and really appreciating what you do and tell, I would humbly like to add a few lines: Let's all be respectful of other living beings that are different, sometimes very different from the average; Embrace, bewonder, understand and love those who are different. When we were all equal, all average, the human race and nature as a whole would have a very dull existence and no future. Lets be true, sincere and scientific in our research and publications. In general, and especially regarding autism. Wendy, I think you certainly do that and explain it as something natural. Thank you for that. In the autistic community (as of course in other communities as well), there is much suffering. Especially for those with severe autism but also for "high level functioning" ones in the current environment: fast, economic, ambitious, rough. It is wonderful to see that in some, likely not to near future, it may be possible to decrease this suffering. Not by curing autism, but by decreasing the effects of the autistic development disorder in the period over which the brain actually develops. Wonderful.
@bravestraven4650 2 жыл бұрын
I actually have autism too. But unlike most people. I never really found out about until later in life. I was 11 to 12 by the time I knew about it. My parents didn’t even tell anyone I had autism other than doctors. But they did not tell me so that I did not feel like there would be a limit to how successful I can be in life. And it did actually work. But it took an incredibly long time. But even today I still experience the same problems. But I’m doing better.
@JoeNoshow27 4 жыл бұрын
I think there'd be a lot of value in diagnostically differentiating between those who are healthy with autism, (high functioning to the point of independence and relative contentment), versus those who are debilitated by it, so that those requiring aid can be governmentally assisted for having a medical disability. For those who are suffering due to their autism, we need to be there for them beyond calling them 'just different' and walking away. Edit: I fully agree with the critical comments and I acknowledge that autism is a very complicated condition. I believe anyone with autism, regardless of their supposed tier of functioning, should get all the assistance they need. My point is more saliently related to the notion that autistic individuals, across the board, aren't ill, but instead special in a kind of romantic way. I had a family member who worked with severely ill (and entirely dependent) autistic individuals who required full aid, by two hired care givers, around the clock. The condition gets very, very, very ugly for some people on the spectrum and I'm abhorred when people try to glamorize the condition for everyone with it. It's for many a sickness, and there's nothing wrong with admitting that. Being ill shouldn't be a point of shame.
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
JoeNoshow27 yea and no... unfortunately the term “high functioning” means only that one has verbal capacity... it has been incredibly damaging to those of us who are verbal and mostly “seem normal” but in fact, have severe sensory issues...
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
JoeNoshow27 perhaps ‘with’ or ‘without’ intellectual disability... but then you discount non verbal people who do not, in fact, have intellectual disabilities... it is a complicated issue.
@paulagap2222 3 жыл бұрын
That's why he rightly said we need more research & better diagnostic !
@bellamy4325 5 жыл бұрын
I am an autistic adult. Lots of autistics, including myself, prefer not to be referred to as disordered, disabled, or that we "have" autism. Being autistic is quite literally having different neurological makeup (having a different operating system), so we are neurodiverse. Research points toward autism being evolutionary, because of heightened senses, high intelligence, and/or abnormally strong amounts of empathy.
@mohaklondhe3020 2 жыл бұрын
my niece is diagnosed with Autism yesterday. She is 2.5. What can we do the best to get her out of it?
@thilinibandara8767 Жыл бұрын
Thanks alot for commenting. Did you use digital screens alot when you were a kid ? Thanks
@vanessaroper3028 Жыл бұрын
@@mohaklondhe3020 I understand it's for life and depends on the severity if it's intellectual or just speech patterns difference
@joycem9053 4 жыл бұрын
I have never understood why people want to "cure" autism. While it is hard to know that they are different, it's also amazing to know that they are. As a child of someone who has autism, I've always seen my parent and those who have autism as amazing people who are crazy,wicked smart and cool, but that may just be from growing up and being surrounded by those who are on the spectrum.
@haarvey919 8 жыл бұрын
While the science in this talk is mostly good (sans the metaphor about DNA "missing"), it's still loaded with the false pretext that autism is a pathology that somehow makes people less than equal. Chung's language throughout sounds like a clinician that's talking about reduced function in a group of people, without recognizing that there is a *different* function observable in this group (which can, in some ways and in some contexts, be superior). We'll never make headway until the value of these differences and the fundamental human equality is established and presumed at the outset.
@luvdayssafe 8 жыл бұрын
I think that can be applied to all disabilities in general. Excellent point.
@AmbulantBoxer 8 жыл бұрын
+haarvey919 Also, she perpetuates the misunderstanding that it affects hugely more males than females, whereas we now understand that the presentation in girls and women is different and often harder to spot.
@Davidpianist-ge5et 7 жыл бұрын
I tend to agree with you. Whilst she speaks very well and knowledgeably there is this implication that autistic people function in a reduced way and, consequently need (some) help. I am on the autistic spectrum myself. I think there are still more autistic males than females, but the presentation in girls and women is harder to spot (as Andrew Philip has said).
@sekainiheiwa3650 6 жыл бұрын
Yes, we don't have any more stupid-mental-weirdos we have autistic children. Somehow nobody talks about autistic adults only I can hear the children-children sound much better. My child is not a weirdo -he is autistic What a release :D LMAO
@no_peace 6 жыл бұрын
I'm autistic, independent, extremely high IQ, etc., and I do need help. Not because of neurotypical people or fitting in or whatever. I just can't reliably take good care of myself and some of my responsibilities. Like if I had to tend a garden to survive I world die. I lack important skills, and accommodations for that shortfall are not available. The best assistant so far has been my phone. But because I'm autistic and avoidant, I often end up arguing on KZbin instead of doing something worthwhile. There is a lot of nuance to all of this.
@casualintrovert207 5 жыл бұрын
Autism is good and bad in many ways, it just depends what part of the spectrum you're on. I have Aspergers, so it is slightly more mild than normal autism, but that brings about many of its own challenges as well. For me it feels like living in the grey area between being normal and being quintessentially "weird". I often find that it is hard to fit in with anyone, even the people one would expect someone with autism/ASD to fit into, because I just don't relate to them, or anyone for that matter. For this reason I spend most of my days, if not all, by myself in my room as my room and my PC in that room are the two places where I can find solace and comfort in. Its easier when you have full on autism, in a sense, because at least most people will know it. Having Aspergers is like being unintentionally awkward almost all the time, weirding and in cases creeping people out because of how you act. They don't know you have it, they just see you as "weird", a term I hate so much.
@verzeda 3 жыл бұрын
yeah I feel you man
@bolinhong2598 Жыл бұрын
Doc Oyalo can reverse autism with herbs and it’s completely perfect. I used it for my son and so far his speech and behavior is normal and he can now also respond to everything positively on his own
@LK-vo7je Жыл бұрын
@PRISTINE JOEL please can you share how you helped your child Coz my son has outism
@no22sill Жыл бұрын
don't worry we're all mad here
@emilyouimette2668 Жыл бұрын
Aspergers is not the DSM5 you have autism
@kidaniels8199 5 жыл бұрын
Wendy I Am high functioning autism. IQ at middle school age was 147, now at 55 I no longer have the idedic memory that served me so well. Because of high verbal skills and some successful socialized training (which really helps btw...coversation trainers, dating websites...getting training in communication speech speaking skills) but the social component is only one factor. There is,a lack of narcissism, a proficiency in creativity, and yes even I ntiitive and empathetic connection. Cold air or wind feels like knives on my skin, the humming of fluorescent bulbs daunting, loss of signal distinction especially in times of stress makes it hard to figure on what one needs to figure on in the need to survive. Extensive curiosity about the world with a lack of understanding about predatorial nature. I Am defensive not predatory which has placed me in dangerous situations. Perhaps learning how to play chess was recommended. Strategy can be daunting. As a child with lesser skills especially socially. I Am well in small triads or one on one. Groups can overwhelm me...yet speaking engagements especially large ones are fine...perhaps because I do not have to relate to one second husband successfully got me over this by training me in performing. As a writer I shine I Am told. And I translate well and created a language primer once that was fun. MA in psyche...a year in medical school in traditional chinese medicine I was intuitively well. Singing brought me and others much joy. Good in radio...not really tv lol. Never street smart, coming sense is not necessarily common for me. I would be willing to get genetically profiled again...perhaps submit to some types of testing. NOT willing to experiment with meds but perhaps willing to share what has worked. Weighted blankets...soft tactile things or cool smooth things. Do I rock...yes . Sensitive to loud sounds but only so certain tones... So if you need someone to study...even though I Am considered high functioning perhaps I can be of use. Feel free to contact me I Am known for thinkinh I share these yhing
@Rims8 4 жыл бұрын
ki daniels hi! I have a 19 month old son and I’m guessing he has been suffering from autism bedsides he is poor in communication and doesn’t do eye contact! But after reading your story I feel confident that weather my son has autism or not one day he will overcome all the obstacle he’s having now.
@nickmagrick7702 4 жыл бұрын
I know someone with autism who committed suicide last week. I barely met the person one time, and ended up in a bit of an argument with a friend because I had nothing nice to say about the person. Hardly anyone knew them. And im autistic too. Its not other peoples problem, but we are in a state where our problems are invisible. Or simply deemed unimportant or something we should have be able to fix ourselves if we were just more responsible people... the attention and attitude towards people with autism shifts as they become adults. Well the same could be said for much of the problems we face, while being overly protective and overly focused on kids
@jmzsil 4 жыл бұрын
Nick MaGrick the worst part of autism (I was diagnosed with a few more) to this one I agree and then some supervisors think we are making excuses. 🙄
@thenobleone-3384 3 жыл бұрын
I'm an introvert and I don't like people that look down on me. I feel like I can live on my own maybe I don't like talking to certain people who I don't like. It's not meant for everyone to like u or understand u. Very important to get around people that understand your problems.
@jacquelineohayon507 Жыл бұрын
Most useful TED I've watched. Thank you for everything you and your research team do Dr. Chung.
@afellowhuman8944 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you, I have a friend online, she had this abusive father who abuses her mentally, and many bad things happens to her
@popmasteralan5594 2 жыл бұрын
So what happened after
@afellowhuman8944 2 жыл бұрын
@@popmasteralan5594 currently not doing well, had her online twitch 'friends' steal her work ( one of them accused her for faking her autism) and had a lot of family issues to deal with. I haven't created much but I drew drawings for her to cheer her up
@lovelyswimmer1 4 жыл бұрын
As a biologist I appreciate the science being emphasised, as opposed to the preachiness of other talks I have seen.
@annaeverette8960 4 жыл бұрын
Was just thinking the same thing, finally a decent ted talk without any moralistic BS.
@zjean3417 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for your service. I was Very Lucky To be diagonsed with autism at 5 years old I am now 14 luckly I have a Kind of Autism Less Severe. God bless.
@nickmagrick7702 4 жыл бұрын
yeah hate the preachy bullshit. Even when people mean well and are technically correct about w/e they are speaking about too, generally. Its nice to have something concrete to hold onto when you conceptualize something to talk about.
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
Nick MaGrick fair. Recent studies in neurology have shed more light on the subject, fortunately... the ideas in this talk have not aged well... Interesting stuff. In utero the brains of developing babies go through a process of synaptic ‘pruning’. This pruning is (hypothetically) what enables the brain to filter out “nonessential” input. If you have any of the common sensory issues associated with autism (SPD, synesthesia, etc.) you can probably crunch these numbers pretty well... anyway, a high percentage of allistic children experience synesthesia (basically multiple sensory regions of the brain responding to a single input) but the tendency is to grow out of it because this process of pruning continues after birth and through early childhood. I’m intuitively certain that this is influenced by socialization as well and that the better tools we develop for measuring and observing the brain, the more this will become clear. The neurological perspective sheds a lot of light on how these genes (at least 15,000 years old) may have been, and are highly adaptive. We are the night watch.
@gerardjones7881 4 жыл бұрын
Biologists can't spell.
@thatunaniranjan378 8 жыл бұрын
Most people define this as a curls but it can be a gift if the right information has been passed down to you. If someone can teach a child with autism to generate love through mathematics, you give them a target and you let them find their own focus.
@esk8jaimes 4 жыл бұрын
That child eyesight test at the end was really intriguing, never heard of that approach before.
@corilittell8650 5 жыл бұрын
How dare anybody try to change or eradicate what makes me and so many others incredible, kind, caring, loving, and compassionate people, I think the world should try to be the same. We work so hard and go above and beyond to be apart of this world, we deserve that same mutual respect and understanding, we deserve the basic human right of love and inclusivity just as much as every other human being on this planet. Stop trying to throw us away and instead please just put in a fraction of the effort the that we do and meet us half way.
@catcat8022 4 жыл бұрын
My son is on the spectrum he is 2 going to be 3. Through early invention and ABA therapy he is doing really well and more verbal then before. I love him and I'm glad I was blessed with such a special, sweet, and loving boy..
@Olivia-W 4 жыл бұрын
ABA therapy? That's something he's going to remember with hate. ABA is abuse. Some therapies called ABA aren't, because of insurance only covering ABA, but therapies that work in similar ways are still abuse.
@Missy720 4 жыл бұрын
How is your son doing now ? My daughter is 3 and non verbal and has been in therapy forever
@mansoorkemal7588 4 жыл бұрын
I am nineteen and I have autism. Although I still have some problems handling frustration it’s nothing compared to the old days. In elementary school I used to scream in class almost every day and I would get a note from my school saying what I did. In middle school this was less often but still prelevant. In high school I was constantly distracting the class when I thought of bad things and would make a screeching sound. I graduated now but I still need to work on what to do when I get upset Or frustrated or stressed. Because screaming and hitting my head is not the way to do it.
@drewharris7785 4 жыл бұрын
She had me until she started talking about eye contact. I'm terrible at eye contact, but I don't have autism. Then again I suppose she's not saying that eye contact is the only determining factor.
@Thelittleclipstore 4 жыл бұрын
I suppose many many people misdiagnose themselves and really their just introvert intuitives types .. or some other not popular personality type
@m88_overwatch 4 жыл бұрын
I was thinking the same thing. I mean an infant is definitely going to be curious and distracted from focusing on the eye balls of a person on a screen... just because that one baby developed autism later on does not mean this is proof
@xnadave 4 жыл бұрын
It's not about maintaining eye contact so much as it is about *avoiding* it. And, this is a technique used to identify candidates for early intervention, not a one-stop diagnostic tool. Lots of people have issues with eye contact that aren't on the spectrum. That said, a baby that actively avoids it deserves some extra attention and consideration. That behavior isn't typical. That doesn't make it *wrong*, just not the *norm*. Treatment has made a world of difference to my five year old. I wish we had her diagnosed sooner, as much as I wish we'd known what options were available when my now-10-year-old was younger. As you say, it's not the only determining factor - but it is a big red flag in one so young. (When we grow up, we get all kinds of new reasons to avoid eye contact. But, that's a whole other bag of bananas.)
@titaniumquarrion9838 4 жыл бұрын
Drew Harris - Made a stupid point and then applied logic correcting yourself. Why not just delete the stupid comment?
@haniyyahn 5 жыл бұрын
I found the conclusions drawn about the infants watching the video interesting. The first child was making eye contact -- but the second child was tracking the woman's lips, which I didn't judge as a throw-away. Maybe that child was focused on language and verbal communication which actually is important. The degree to which eye contact is important is also a culture thing with it being sparingly used in several cultures/societies.
@uniquename846 5 жыл бұрын
yeah, but an infant hasn't yet acquired culture.. so I don't see where that part of your comment is at all relevant. If they can actually screen infants for this, they really probably should.
@daniellehorvat5229 4 жыл бұрын
My 7.5 year old son has autism, he's level 2, as a baby even up to around 3/4 we didn't notice anything. He walked and talked really early , made eye contact, played and really flourished. It was as he got older and it was pointed out to us buy a daycare worker at about 3.5 we started processes for diagnosis. He is ADS LEVEL 2, ADHD and SPD.
@yanlima9920 Жыл бұрын
Wonderful speech. Thanks for sharing!
@jungkookie9755 4 жыл бұрын
I’m not diagnosed with Autism and I can’t make eye contact with anybody and always feel awkward making a conversation with someone
@jungkookie9755 4 жыл бұрын
DMI maybe
@MartenFerret 7 жыл бұрын
Aspie here!
@fabiovrocha1 7 жыл бұрын
Damn right
@Jake5537t 6 жыл бұрын
Same 😜
@person6962 5 жыл бұрын
NIR VANA really hard to answer such a vague question in under 100 000 letters. I can help you understand, but you have to ask a bit more specific questions.
@Dancestar1981 5 жыл бұрын
MartenFerret and here a female aspie age 37 diagnosed at 24
@onetoughchick78 5 жыл бұрын
Hi, aspie-sib! Aspies rock. :)
@aughtist 5 жыл бұрын
It is important to be able to help any human to optimise their abilities. In the case of Autism, it is also important to acknowledge that there can be enormous advantages to brains like ours and that society has an obligation, not to expect us to make all the effort to fit in, but to make the effort to understand and meet us half way.
@moonshade99 Жыл бұрын
Wow, she is the most intelligent person i jave heard in a while, that's what world's most intelligent person should do, solves problems that makes human life easy, rather than mindless pursue of money and power, because any average person can have power and money but only intelligent guys like her will be able to solve such a problems
@jayaree3727 4 жыл бұрын
I think I have autism. I appreciate this video because it points out that not all people operate the same way. "People with autism learn and behave differently". What I don't appreciate about this video is the implicit policing of autism. Although we are developing "solutions" for the "diagnosis" of autism, a concept of "deficiency", "abnormality", and "correction" starts to linger...just putting it out there
@l-jay3425 2 жыл бұрын
There is no cure and it is cute listening to NTs talk about others thoughts. The best part about accepting your spectral difference is you have one leg up on all boring normal folk in identity disparity
@mnewby82 4 жыл бұрын
It's a major struggle. I was diagnosed with it at 25
@reukoji9520 4 жыл бұрын
22 here
@mohaklondhe3020 2 жыл бұрын
@@reukoji9520 my niece is diagnosed with Autism yesterday. She is 2.5. What can we do the best to get her out of it?
@tess2021vlog 2 жыл бұрын
Thank you for sharing help for our job as a nanny with autism person.
@AveryMilieu 9 жыл бұрын
As a high function autistic adult I can assure you that "joining" any group is about like pulling teeth. You focus on what can be done for children - but there are many adults who have developed coping techniques (without assistance or support) and languish on the fringes of society because there is no program, no support or even acknowledgment that we exist. What do you have to offer US??
@boliussa 5 жыл бұрын
+Avery what do you want? i think often there are individuals that can help people, and people with autism often have trouble finding work, in which case some money to help pay for such people could help eg pay a person that can help in some day to day problem or help you help yourself. But what do you suggest ?
@jaclynscalaro2222 5 жыл бұрын
I wish I didnt vaccinate! Never again!!!!!!!
@boliussa 5 жыл бұрын
+JG looks like none of the replies to avery are showing up except yours,. I would say that if you go to a "group", sometimes it's not for the group, it's to speak to the one individual that runs it, to ask them whatever. So you could go 5min before the thing finishes.
@hannahscott6604 5 жыл бұрын
Avery Milieu they need to put Aspergers back in the DSM. There’s a difference between us and the adults wearing diapers, rocking in chairs, who can’t have seams from clothes touch them or they Bang their head on a wall, who watch Elmo, who have no friends and need a babysitter
@hannahscott6604 5 жыл бұрын
jasmine scalaro same My parents wish they didn’t vaccinate me
@FDameion 8 жыл бұрын
that scanning system is fantastic. i hope it's implemented on a large scale soon. it will actually tell you a lot more than you think depending on what videos they use. i wasn't sure what the kid was looking at in the background (did notice the color change but it's not bright enough for me) but then when they focused on the nose/mouth i was set. and once she moved her hand up, i knew he was going to follow her hand (i did)
@thatssojayah6886 5 жыл бұрын
I have enjoyed working with children with autism and special needs. This video is very helpful and I have also shared my tips and advice
@mohaklondhe3020 2 жыл бұрын
my niece is diagnosed with Autism yesterday. She is 2.5. What can we do the best to get her out of it?
@thatssojayah6886 2 жыл бұрын
@@mohaklondhe3020 it isn’t something you can get here but being supportive and making sure she has the right professionals helping and supporting her is great
@mohaklondhe3020 2 жыл бұрын
@@thatssojayah6886 can she get out of it? Will it worsen in later years? How does it grow or will she recover from it? What is the treatment for it?
@thatssojayah6886 2 жыл бұрын
@@mohaklondhe3020 Definitely the therapy will help her navigate through the world but every child is different
@carlosvelasquez2625 4 жыл бұрын
"Diet, excersize, stress,,, can turn genes on or off" so it means in identical twins in different situations can express their identical genes in a different way, Im not a twin but have Asperger, and thanks to my condition I done enough research to know that, period
@nickmagrick7702 4 жыл бұрын
right, but what does gene expression have to do with autism/aspergers? Your not very clear about what your arguing or if your upset with the presentation or anything like that. And its not like the presenter dismissed the idea of gene expression, she didn't even talk about it.
@teaartist6455 4 жыл бұрын
@@nickmagrick7702 In about 23% of cases one identical twin can be autistic while the other isn't, that's what it has to do with autism. It's also one way of explaining autistic children born to parents that only have a few traits or appear totally allistic, along with random mutations.
@no_peace 4 жыл бұрын
If you get your genome sequenced and upload it to Promethease you'll get a sense of genetics. It predicts i have blue eyes (they're brown), i have several deadly diseases (i don't have any of them) and I'm thin (I'm not). As a rule they are risk factors not edicts.
@sydniedesjarlais7917 5 жыл бұрын
As someone who is in the process of getting a diagnosis, and someone born female, its very difficult to even talk about getting assessed. Females on the spectrum are a bit better at passing as neurotyipical. So its hard to get people to even believe your concerns. Also, i would be considered high functioning. But the stereotype for high functioning kiddos is that they might have something similar to savant syndrome, which is where they are extreemly skilled in things like maths or science. As for me, i dont have those abilities. Sure, i have hyperfixations that allow me to be interested enough in a subject to do extremely well in them. But that only counts for one type of science in my case. I struggle in math, and some parts of science. And yeah, the main assumption for that stereotype is that all high functioning kiddos are amazing at math, and thats my worst subject. I do also show a lot of other symptoms though. But they are lesser known. Things like spd, or social awkwardness (which again, i have learned to hide, because i have scripted all my interactions) and even self harm behaviors. So its very difficult for me, obviously not as much as others, they might not even have parents or doctirs who will listen to them. Oh, and another tidbit of information. I am a trans guy. So i was born female. And there are many studies going on right now about the high rates of autism in the transgender community. There may be a link between autism and gender dysphoria disorder. Anyway, i would love to hear anybody who could relate in some way. (Sorry this was long)
@elsiejayne2264 4 жыл бұрын
I relate with you a lot! i have been trying to just even be assessed for over a year now and it has been the most difficult process. I have only been laughed at or misdiagnosed. I would also be considered high functioning and am also not skilled in math or science. In fact I just barely passed all my classes in school( cheated and copied a lot). Learning is actually very challenging for me unless it is music or my other interests. I am extremely socially awkward and HATE eye contact but no one can tell because I am very good at acting "normal". I always have a script for everything and if I am not prepared I panic. I basically relate to everything you are saying minus the trans part BUT I do feel more masculine then feminine. Idk if that relates to you/helps you at all. I hope that didn't offend you in anyway! I also have seen articles about high rates of autism in the trans community as well which is truly interesting and wish there was more people who would open up / talk about it. Thanks for being here!
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
Curious re your age. Gender dysphoria appears to be something that has been subtly superimposed in the case of autism... especially notable in girls.
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
Stigma Productions it isn’t less common in girls. What are you on about?
@castlenovelist97BOOKS Жыл бұрын
Has anyone ever taken the time to actually learn about people with these struggles in their lives? It's really interesting to read about and I've been looking up information to read regarding these conversations.
@meltingEyeballs 9 жыл бұрын
The only thing that you know is that you don't know.
@bullstag47 5 жыл бұрын
Exactly. And this is 4 years ago. They still don’t know. The internet is full of opinions from professionals but apparently what they do know is quite a bit of this information is already outdated
@seedplanter7173 5 жыл бұрын
They do a piss poor job ruling out vaccines.
@gervasebarnes 4 жыл бұрын
Appalling bias. Aluminum is a fact it causes alzheimers and now being linked to autism..this has NEVER BEEN STUDIED
@gervasebarnes 4 жыл бұрын
Thiomersal..HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED from vaccines it's still used in multi dose vaccines like the MMR vaccine. She is plain lying
@gervasebarnes 4 жыл бұрын
@@bullstag47 only 1 INGREDIENT in 1 vaccine the MMR vaccine has EVER been tested..ALUMINUM HAS NOT. Aluminum is linked to causing alzheimers, & recent research is making more connection that aluminum is responsible to causing Autism they have NEVER EVER TESTED aluminum
@eriksurbanfarming5924 5 жыл бұрын
My son is awesome!!! I wish I was more mature when he was younger...
@ld9820 5 жыл бұрын
I have ASD and it annoys me when people make it seem like a bad thing to be put through, it’s not, we just see things differently and I wouldn’t change that because in many ways being on the spectrum has helped me. If I had the option to be me or to be non autistic, I would be me.
@crimsonking2908 3 жыл бұрын
I bang my head even though I am high functioning, and my talant is art and writing.
@Lilycat5 3 жыл бұрын
I banged my head on concrete walls until they told me it could give me brain damage. Then I stopped.
@Daniellegarrow 4 жыл бұрын
this is start of learning the Science of biology. I have learned more about what is being done over the years then not being done. trails are being down. remember trails are by asking not making people be part of it...
@autismalamode 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for helping me learn something new today!
@fagiography 8 жыл бұрын
I don't like the focus on changing the individuals to fit around neurotypicals
@jcuk000 8 жыл бұрын
+sollochs I agree, particularly the notion of medicating autistics to appear more neurotypical. I feel that the focus should be more on educating the neurotypicals to prevent them excluding and bullying the autistics. Lack of understanding and inclusion is a large part of the problem. Of course, much depends on position on the scale. The other problem of the autism debate is that it covers too wide a spectrum, from the slightly anxious to the completely debilitated. I still think that, broadly, we should be looking to accommodate autistic behaviour rather than the other way around.
@fagiography 8 жыл бұрын
+Justin O'Gorman exactly.
@nefelibata4190 8 жыл бұрын
+sollochs ikr
@TechWiz 8 жыл бұрын
+sollochs "Neurotypicals" is not a good label to use...
@seatbelttruck 8 жыл бұрын
+FakeAF Yes, but the help should only be given in areas where they actually need help. For example: if an autistic person can't shower or make friends, obviously they need assistance with that. But if they're flapping their hands because it makes them feel good, there's no reason to make them stop as long as it's not in, say, a test taking environment where it keeps others from being able to take the test. Sure, hand-flapping can be annoying. But so can some peoples' voices, and we don't make them shut up just so we can have a slightly more pleasant existence.
@AngelRodriguezFritoLay 9 жыл бұрын
Thank you for posting this.
@cosmicaug 4 жыл бұрын
4:22 An association with advanced paternal age could be related to fathers with autistic traits (whose children would likely have an elevated probability of being in the autism spectrum) delaying the age of fatherhood.
@loganskiwyse7823 4 жыл бұрын
Maybe. good idea to research this more. But I am skeptical this link is even valid given the latest research.
@pattykean5339 4 жыл бұрын
I am an educational therapist who teaches and accompanies college students in their college courses with the learning objectives of metacognition and self-regulated learning approaches. About 1/5 of my students are autistic and so I am aware of the neurodivergency within the spectrum. I currently have a student who is educating me about autism as seen through neurodiversity as opposed to the medical model framing. And, I think it is important to see and respect where these two ways of seeing autism overlap and complement each other. To insist that it is an either/or framework, instead of both/and, will continue to disadvantage and isolate autistic persons. For example, I very much affirm the neurodiversity point of view that autistic persons deserve more inclusion and respect as they are. Period. I affirm that allistic persons need to be educated so that behaviors they EXPECT and ACCEPT from others in classrooms and workplaces are wider and inclusive of the behaviors of autistic persons, persons who are ADHD, persons who are dyslexic, persons with slower processing speeds, etc. And, I appreciate and value the input from those in the medical fields who research the causes of autism and the various neurological processing of autistics so that autistic persons and coaches, teachers, therapists can work together to help autistic brains serve the person's goals and needs better. I also see that what benefits autistic students to better know themselves as learners (metacognition) and to regulate their own processing styles (self-regulated learning), benefits ALL learners (and teachers). So, thank you Wendy Chung for making advances in our understanding of autistism and at the same time, thank you Agony Autie for helping ballistics understand and appreciate the lived experience of autism. Both are valuable teachers. Let's learn from both.
@vaccinefraud5570 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for the Neurodiversity neural linquistic programming language to attempt to "normalize" brain damage caused by military weapons called vaccines. It will indeed become the norm when everyones' minds are gutted so there will not be a remainder of undamaged people from whom this Divergence could be distinguished from. The propagation of such labels/language serve the agenda of engineering consent that it is OK for grand dad to come back from the war with piece of shrapnel in his head so it is OK to everyone else to volunteer for shrapnel implantation because grand dad wasn't disabled from an Act of War he is just now Differently Abled.
@budp6320 4 жыл бұрын
My son has autism and is delayed in various ways. But in a way... sometimes I think he is at his age level where as most children these days are growing up too fast. I don't know .. maybe this is part of my "in denial" parenting lol but if there's anything I've learnt over the years is people diagnosed with autism learn in their own time.
@ProdByZetro100 3 жыл бұрын
To me I kinda feel like my autism is a blessing.. Life is just what it is everybody has an disability somehow
@12344567ist 5 жыл бұрын
I have 2 grandsons with autism, they are fine and don't need to be "fixed". they see and do things differently from most kids, but they are very smart. I think now that it is the rest of society as a whole that needs additional education on how we all live together
@101ineke 6 жыл бұрын
I was just a very quiet child that not speak shy and played on their own. Was akward and not at good learning, and strugged through live. I never understood social grace and struggle , and not undrstand live and normal behavior. And I am so tired, I am 53 years old now and every thing is hard.
@newgoliard6059 4 жыл бұрын
I'm a special education teacher. In reference to her graph @ 1:45. If diagnoses of other categories of disabilities increased since the 1980's as well then you could make the case that it was the introduction of the "child find" mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that caused the increase in autism diagnoses.
@nickmagrick7702 4 жыл бұрын
can you explain more? Ive never heard of the IDEA act before. I think over diagnosis could be a potential cause too.
@sallyho3000 4 жыл бұрын
I think the ACTUAL rate of autism in the gp is closer to 5%+ like any other genetic variant... honestly, the fear people have of autism as a “disease” is unwarranted. There is no epidemic, and there is no significant increase in the rate at which autism appears in the population. The numbers have not been documented for long enough to validate that assertion, and the reclassification of Aspergers did not help to assuage any of the general confusion. Few people even understood what autism IS...
@TheBlendchemist 6 жыл бұрын
both my kids have autism and since they were born my life changed drastically My daughter is uncontrollable at times unlike my son who also has autism is always calm and laid back my daughter also has adhd
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