Health & Fit How Blue Halloween Buckets Have Become an Unofficial Symbol for Autism
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With a simple Facebook post, Alicia Plumer sparked a movement. In October 2018, the Louisiana resident wrote, letting people know that her autistic son would be trick-or-treating with a blue bucket. With more than 12,000 likes and 28,000 shares, the blue Halloween bucket quickly became a social media symbol for the autistic community celebrating the holiday.
“Trick or Treat....the BLUE BUCKET,”. “If you see someone who appears to be an adult dressed up to trick or treat this year carrying this blue bucket, he’s our son!”
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“His name is BJ, & he is autistic. While he has the body of a 21-year-old, he loves Halloween. Please help us keep his spirit alive & happy. So when you see the blue bucket, share a piece of candy. Spread awareness! These precious people are not ‘too big’ to trick or treat.”
Autism is a spectrum disorder: Each person has different strengths and challenges when it comes to their social skills, behavior, and speech,. In the context of Halloween, people giving out candy may not hear "trick-or-treat" or "Happy Halloween" from an autistic child or adult, but the blue Halloween bucket is meant to bridge that gap.
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Although the blue Halloween buckets have caught traction on social media, they are not the official symbol of trick-or-treaters with autism. Instead,that parents should consider putting a badge on their children or carry a sign letting others know.
It’s also important not to confuse the blue Halloween buckets with the—focused on highlighting homes that are safe from food allergies.
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Autism: asperger, definition, symptom, what you need to know about this disorder© Gentside Découverte What is autism?
This is a neuro-developmental disorderthat can be spotted from the youngest age (before the age of 2 years). There is still no specific treatment for
autism . Autism Symptoms
It is important to clarify thatautism
echinals). In addition, people who are on the disorder may have one or more symptoms. In addition, autism is often accompanied by other disorders or other pathologies such as trisomy 21 , epilepsy or hyperactivity. This is why we talk about autism spectrum disorders because the term autism has a wide range of very different characteristics. Here are some examples:
Autistic Spectrum may have difficulty to understand the second degree , are sometimes unable to put themselves in the place of the other or have difficulty expressing their emotions . - Obsessive interests: eg repetition of words or gestures (also called stereotypy). Focus on a single area of interest.
- Repetitive Behavior- Sensory Hyper Sensitivity People with
autism have extremely heterogeneous symptoms. Diagnosis of Autism
Autism can be performed early in life but can be done throughout life. It will help people with autism by a multidisciplinary team, whether children or adults . Indeed, progress is possible throughout life. This will also allow the autistic person and his entourage to understand some symptoms or behaviors and most importantly, allow themselves to be "different".
Syndrome Asperger The name of the Aspergersyndrome is no longer used since 2013 because it is included in the
Autism Spectrum disorder. characteristics may be mild to severe and may change in intensity during development. The characteristics of people with Asperger syndrome are very broad, like all people on the Autistic Spectrum . Here are some of them: - Alteration of verbal and nonverbal communication- Difficulty in decoding facial expressions - Difficulty in creating social bonds - Difficulty in emotional exchanges (friendly and in love)
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New research suggests some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until later in life, causing parents to miss the signs and physicians to misdiagnose. “We were told that she did not have autism because she was very social,” Tedesco told Fox News. “We didn't know what to call it, it was just kind of thrown into this global development delay category because basically no one could identify exactly what the situation was.
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