Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Loneliness and Autism: The Importance of Understanding their Situation

Loneliness is much more serious and much deeper than a simple victim attitude or a continuous complaint.
Having autism can condemn you to loneliness. Today we try to explain a feeling born of a lived reality: loneliness or “ghosting,” which many people who have ASD suffer daily. The word “ghost” is used to express a situation in which you feel that you are treated like a ghost, as they don’t see you.

In this article, you’ll know the great importance of being included in society for children and people with ASD.

Loneliness and Autism
The fact that there are people with ASD who suffer from ghosting or loneliness is something much more serious and much deeper than a simple victim attitude or a continuous complaint. This can begin in childhood and come to last throughout their lives.

Many times parents leave the family to avoid having to bear a child “who doesn’t meet expectations” and leave the other one alone. This could be considered ghosting, which can happen in many cases, but when it happens in a family with a member with autism, is the beginning or continuity of a social attitude. Loneliness can become a very influential factor in the person.

The most common is that in a group of friends the person with ASD is not accepted and ends up being excluded from any activity they do. Why? Are they bad people for them not wanting to include them? Do they have to be banned for life? What did they do wrong?
These exclusions can cause a lot of damage to your child:
  • Lack of self-esteem.
  • Insecurity.
  • Withdrawn attitude.
  • Further refusal at future interactions.
These situations can lead to depression, general malaise, hatred towards the world, and other concomitant pathologies that can’t be helped with medication or psychotherapy. Even the person can consider taking his own life because he is doomed to loneliness and has no hope.

Telling a child not to go with his classmates, telling teachers to put him in an ASD room, separating children just for fear of having autism is a bad idea. We would be taking away the opportunity to relate with your classmates and your classmates to find out what autism really is.

Education must be strengthened in the values ​​of respect for everyone. If we keep excluding children with autism by the system, we’ll get adults who are excluded from the system, who lack basic tools to relate and who end up alone without knowing how to face the day to day there outside.

If we don’t stop the exclusion, we’ll have an increasingly larger group more separated from society.

Autism Soccer offers you an inclusion program for your child, where they can share and develop with other kids, creating stable friendships through sports. Having a good time!

Loneliness is discrimination based on the invisibility that covers the lives of people with autism and their families.

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