In a recent blog post from April of 2018, Roseann Bennett describes the importance of understanding and educating oneself about Autism. Autism has become much more prevalent among children in the 21st century. Roseann takes the time to blog about it, which coincides with World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.
Roseann Bennett is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Assessment and Treatment. She is also, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, the NJAMFT Northern Chapter President, and a writer on the side. Roseann Bennett has written in well-known magazines such as Wall Street Journal Woman of Note, the Huffington Post, and Lioness Magazine to name a few.
Roseann breaks down her blog into 4 categories or subtopics of Autism, which become the key to understanding and educating oneself. Roseann Bennett first points out that “Everyone’s Autism is Different” There is a common misconception or notion that if you understand what one persons “symptoms” are like, you understand everyone. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Every person falls somewhere different on the Autism spectrum. It is very important when interacting with each person on the Autism spectrum that they are unique and can be very different from one another.
Her second category relates to the notion that “Bad Parenting Does not Bring on Autism” Roseann emphasizes that a lack of parenting skills or not spending time with your children can lead to Autism. Certainly with research over the years, this is certainly NOT the case. Infections, substances, brain and generic abnormalities during a pregnancy can be a factor in a child’s development to be on the Autism spectrum.
Her third category goes on to the fact that there is “no cure” and that by understanding signs and symptoms such as behavioral tendencies, learning and communicating skills, can help parents understand what Autism is and what signs to look out for. The more parents are educated, the more the child can be treated and understood. Early detection and “treatment” are educational and therapy related. It is important to distinguish that medical treatment isn’t a preventive measure or course of treatment. Refer to This Article for additional information.
Finally, Bennett describes that children with Autism are still indeed children. Even though children with Autism may lack communication skills and have difficulty in school, they should be treated just like everyone else. This may last into adulthood and the need to have care provided.
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