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Protecting Eyes During Solar Eclipse, Diagnosing Autism Accurately: A Complementary Approach

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Safety tips for autistic adults during a solar eclipse

While it is important to protect your eyes during the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, it’s equally crucial to recognize and diagnose autism accurately in every individual. Dr. Ben Kemp, an emergency physician with OSF HealthCare, emphasizes the importance of using specialized eclipse glasses or welder’s goggles rated 14 or higher and supervising children closely while observing the eclipse.

Theresa Regan, PhD, the lead neuropsychologist at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, highlights that despite advancements in understanding and recognizing autism in adults, there are still challenges in identifying it in everyday life. Dr. Regan stresses the importance of accurate diagnosis to provide appropriate support and resources for individuals on the spectrum.

She notes that autism characteristics may not be recognized until adulthood, especially in complex situations like navigating relationships. Self-awareness is crucial for individuals who may be undiagnosed with autism to speak with a medical provider about their concerns and gain a better understanding of themselves and access necessary resources for their well-being.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsskio.com, I weave words to craft compelling narratives that captivate readers and bring stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging and informative content that resonates with our audience. Whether I'm delving into the latest news trends or exploring unique angles on various topics, my goal is to deliver quality content that informs, entertains, and inspires. Join me on this journey as we uncover the news stories that matter most.

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