fbpx

Social consequences of developmental disabilities

Posted by: alisrowe, May 6, 2016

Autism is a developmental disability, which means that certain aspects of ‘growing up’ such as language, learning, self-help, independent living – and even theory of mind – may come at a later stage than what is considered ‘normal.’

Even though physically a child may develop at the normal rate, mental and emotional development may be far behind. From my own reading I propose that individuals on the autism spectrum are at least 2 years behind their peers developmentally, but it may be much more (one parent told me that, at 13 years old, her son presented like a 4 year old). The mismatch between the appearance of an individual and their behaviour can create challenges for the people around them, and also challenges for themselves. In this article I wanted to discuss some possible social consequences of having a developmental disability – in this case, ASD.

Join The Curly Hair Project Community Today

This article is available only to members of our community. If you would like to continue to read this article, along with receiving access to our exclusive animations and special offers – please click the Subscribe today button. If you are already a member, please log in.

Receive blog posts by email

Previous Posts

Special Offers

Our website Subscribers have access to exclusive special offers.

Click here to view our current special offers

Click here to Subscribe

Sign up for our email newsletters

Animations

Watch our amazing animated films that provide an insight into the inner thoughts, feelings and experiences of someone who has autism.

Click here