Greta Thunberg: An activist who has inspired everyone on the autism
Greta Thunberg, a well known name on the World Global Platform. A 16-year-old climate activist, from Sweden holds a radical and practical approach to autism. She has recently addressed an amazing talk at the United Nations climate summit. She has spoken exclusively at length about the inability of the world’s leaders for their inaction on climate change and how the environment is getting affected.
Thunberg has Asperger’s, a neurological disorder that makes social and communication interactions little difficult. Typically, it is considered within the range of the autism spectrum, and those who are suffering from Asperger’s are found to have normal language development and normal-to-high IQs.
Greta Thunberg is being looked upon as a role model as she came forward and made such an important & remarkable statement while at the same time being open about the spectrum of autism. Her profile bio on twitter social media handle describes her as a“16-year-old climate and environmental activist with Asperger’s.’ She has referred to Asperger’s as her “superpower.”
She has inspired millions of folks and it is believed that its wonderful she came out and spoke openly on this as it shows people that they can be creative and can do wonderful impossible things.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have defined autism spectrum disorder as a developmental disability that can lead to behavioral difficulties. Research and studies in North America, Europe, and Asia have indicated that ASD has a prevalence of 1% to 2% in the population. In U.S. it ranks near the middle with possibility of one case in every 59 children.
Some of the individuals who have struggled to perform everyday tasks have overcome their challenges to become professionals and doctors in so many fields. Those suffering from Asperger’s are usually more verbal and likely to live independently but have trouble with anxiety and often depression.
Research has also indicated that people on the autism spectrum often show an interest in social causes, much like Thunberg has done with her involvement in environmental activism.
Some individuals who have suffered from such a spectrum have found that they have distanced themselves from their peers and social interactions because of their difficulty picking up from interactions and continuing with the conversation. It has caused them a great deal of anxiety and often depression. Some of these issues can be handled and addressed through therapy and medication.
In her memorable and remarkable address, she has mentioned, “You have stolen my dreams, my childhood, with your empty words.” She has become a stern face of a global movement and spoke how we are at the beginning of mass extinction.
Her fearless address was rhetoric and has proven to be highly influential. After her address, a wave of protests began in London by the activists who declared the climate crisis as an emergency and urgency to tackle it with priority.
During August 2018, she was a one-woman student who undertook a strike against climate change. She stood alone for the cause with a hand-lettered sign on the steps of the parliament building in Stockholm for three weeks. Following her, after 6 months nearly 1.5 million young people in 100 countries worldwide followed her and she became an instant role model.
Thunberg has risen to fame and has been considered as an inspiring young girl “overcoming” her disability to become the leader of a worldwide movement. She has discovered her special interest in climate change when she was just 9 years old. Indeed, she is the person with autism in public life raising her voice in defense of the Earth at this critical point in history.
If facts are to be believed, many people who have suffered from autism throughout history have been ignored and condemned as weird, or insane. But people like Greta Thunberg have valuable insights that have led to the honor of neurodiversity. It won’t be surprised if we see people coming forward taking leadership positions in the global fight against climate change.
She is also being recognized as a major influencer by political leaders and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Her ability to act fearlessly is being seen as an inspiring factor for number of people who have been affected by Autism. Her emergence on the world stage platform has been found meaningful to other autistic people and their families
She has been an inspiration to countless kids and adults from all over the world in what is being called the “Greta Thunberg effect”. In true terms, autism is her superpower.
And as you can see, Autism, is one such medical condition where many have struggled and have found it difficult to come out and discuss in open. Though a common neurological disorder it has affected many people all over. Earlier not many options were available for treatment but now it can be handled and cured. If you know someone suffering from any such issue and who needs assistance in support activities, then we can help you with home care services if required.
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