April 2 is the World Autism Awareness Day. It was created by the United Nations – UN on 18 December 2007 to raise awareness of the world. On that day several cities of the world illuminate sights of blue, color that was chosen to represent autism. Brazil had the Christ the Redeemer, illuminated blue on April 1 and 2, 2011. It was already an important step to create a date for awareness of a theme as relevant as autism spectrum disorder – official name of autism
But we must go beyond remembering the day! It is extremely important to pay special attention to the autism, even with its limitations, since the individual depending on the degree of commitment has the possibility of developing verbal communication, social interaction, literacy, exercising his citizenship, acquiring knowledge and integrating himself in a very satisfactory way to society . These results will depend on the proportion and adaptation of the proposed treatment.
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One of the myths is that the autistic lives in their own world. No. He lives in our world. Many autistics, however, have obstacles in relating, so they do not engage in a conversation, or play a joke, and tend to isolate themselves – not because they want to, but because they can not. In thinking that the autistic does not have a world of its own, we will be more likely to include it in “our world” with the respect they deserve, because prejudice is combated with information.
In order to support the autistic, we seek to form a work team, which includes parents, professionals, and teachers, to work in a coordinated way in social adaptation and language learning. This learning process can be done in specialized institutes or even starting at the child’s home. Psychological counseling is recommended for the family group.