Autism And The Dog In The Night-Time Analysis

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What does the word “Autism” mean to you? Most people think of the severe aspect of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The truth is, there are many different functioning levels of autism. Many people and families experience the situation differently. No two families who are involved with autism will experience the same lifestyle. Yes, the families can relate, but they never fully understand others’ experiences. Dr. Colin Zimbleman notices, “Autism … offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by” (n. pag.). Every person has a different perspective of life and the world would not be what it is if autism does not exist. A fictional character Christopher, has autism and sees life around him…show more content…
But he realizes that he does in fact, need help from others on his journey. Throughout his journey Christopher begins and is extremely dependent of others. As his skills develop, he later does not end needing the help. He does need Father to help when he gets in trouble. He also needs his teacher, Siobhan’s help in school to make every day skills easier for Christopher to understand. In time he goes from needing constant help to being less needy. He uses his sources wisely instead of simply seeking the immediate help. Instead he is selective with when he asks for help from the people he knows. He knows He becomes observant and knows when to ask for help. He is finally able to go out on his own and experience the world through his eyes and nobody can stop him. People with autism experience everything differently and it may take different amounts of time. On the autism speaks website it is noted that, “Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S” (“Facts” n. pag). Overall, independence is a huge part in everyday life. Having autism or not learning to be sufficient is something that everyone should have to learn in their life, even if it is in varying
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