Repect the spectrum. Talk neurodiversity. Embrace divergence.
I know of nobody who is purely autistic, or purely neurotypical. Even God has some autistic moments, which is why the planets spin.
Every autistics child's autism is as different as every non-autistic child's neurotypicalism. No two children are alike... Period.
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Neurodiversity - Difficulty with organization, memory, concentration, time, direction, perception, sequencing. Poor listening skills leading to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression but creative, original, determined. word finding and speech problems, lack of concentration, distractibility, oppositional defiant disorder, over and under sensitive to light, noie, touch, temperature, speech and language difficulties
Autism - Early indices of core ASD pertain to social engagement: social initiation, social approach, and other social behaviors such as social smiling, social orienting, social imitation, shared attention, response to social reinforcers.
Mental Retardation - Early indicies of mental retardation pertain to learning abiity: IQ, level of toy play and exploration, dysmorphology, seizures, and other indicies of rate of learning, such as number of repetitions required for skill acquisition, ability to generalize skills, interfering motor stereotypies, need for highly structured intervention strategies.
Developmental Language Impairment - Early indicies of developmental language impairment pertain to vocal-verbal ability: behaviors include vocalizations, attention to speech sounds, verbal imitation skills, rate of progress in acquiring speech, oral praxis, auditory processing skills, need for visuals support.