Introduction: Ever try to get the attention of a little kid while they’re watching TV or playing video games? If you have before, you probably know what a difficult task this is. However, when their lack of concentration begin to affect a greater aspect of their life, it’s likely that something’s not right. A neurological disorder called Autism has these characteristics, including difficulty in communication and social interactions. In the past few years, it seems that Autism has begun to increase, however this is not the case. A few years ago I worked with Autistic children, and an increase in knowledge about the disorder has greatly helped with treatment to ensure they live relatively normal lives. By noticing the signs of Autism, you could also help to catch it early in your little brother or sister, or even your future children, to ensure that they receive treatment and go on to lead normal lives. I know that it is a scary to hear that Autism is increasing and that it could pertain to someone you know, but it is not a new trend among children. Today I will be persuading you why even though today there are more cases of Autism, the rate of Autism is actually not increasing, by first explaining that Autism has always been around in the past but just misdiagnosed, by secondly discussing that the increase in Autism’s causes cannot be proved or are false, and by lastly talking about how there is an increase in the diagnosis of Autism due to an increase of knowledge of the disorder.
Transition with Internal Review: Now that I have talked about how the claimed increase in Autism’s causes cannot be proved or are false, by first telling you that vaccinations were not the cause, by secondly explaining how environmental factors were not the cause, and by lastly showing that if the cause was genetic, it would have been noticed earlier, I will now discuss how there is now an increase in the diagnosis of Autism due to an increase of knowledge of the...
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