There has been a misconception by many people that people suffering from autism should be avoided, essentially and primarily because autism patients are not easy to associate with. The difficulty in associating with individuals suffering from autism transcends majorly from the fact that the disorder makes them unable to communicate and even to relate well with the other members of the society. While these are reasons that can be strongly supported by scientific research and findings, there are on the other hand a number of sound and genuine reasons why it should be the responsibility of every person under the care of one suffering from autism to care and help people suffering from autism. Helping people with autism ensures that such people strengthen the love they have for members of the society especially their parents; that they are able to adapt to some mechanisms of associating well with the other members of the community and as a result have longer and happy life.
Despite their inability to have well-developed minds that can attain full functionality, people suffering from autism are able to love, especially their parents. As Clement (2013) observes, children with autism have signs “…showing clearly that though they may never have been able to say so directly, they do love and appreciate their parents (2).” Through caring for persons with autism the other members of the society can contribute significantly towards making the love that people with autism have for others grow, and by extension contribute to making the autism patients lead a more happy life.
To be able to adapt to the society and relate well with the other members of the community persons with autism disorder need to be helped. When other members of the society devote their time and other resources toward helping people with autism the inability to form good relationships with other members of the society by people with autism can be reduced. Through this, people with autism can adapt to mechanisms that do not fully call for a fully developed mind in order to attain some good relationships with the other members of the society. For instance, some activities such as learning are a good way that other members of society can help people with autism in, thereby helping them to be able to learn and with good learning skills these patients can be able to correlate better with the environment and the other people (Seok, DaCosta, and Boaventura & Yu).
When there is love and care for the autism patients from the other people in the community it can significantly contribute toward longer life in the autism patients. It is known that when a normal individual is stressed and cannot find love and care in the society they can easily resolve into thoughts such as those of committing suicide. The same case can easily and even strongly apply in the case of autism people, where if they are not helped they will resolve into thoughts that they are not loved, cared for and wanted. With devoted help from those interacting with autism patients, this form of thinking can be eliminated leading to happy stress-free life. Helping, showing that one cares and being there in every possible way to an autism patient is a sure way that such a patient can find meaning in this life, despite their challenged mental capacity and inability to form good relationships with the other members of the society.
In conclusion, helping people with autism should be a central concern for every person who is in a position to help such a patient. Helping such patients will ensure that they can feel loved and, for this reason, strengthen the love that they have for the other members of the community their parents being on the front line. Besides, devoted and genuine help by other to autism people will make the patients develop other mechanisms such as skilled learning, which are important in relating well with the other members of the society. Furthermore, with the help, care and protection by the other members of society will make autism people not to feel stressed that can lead to suicidal thoughts, hence ensuring they lead happy and prolonged life.
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