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Autism

Autism is a mental disease or disorder characterized by difficulties and problems in talking, interacting, communicating and performing activities. Autism is characterized in many different degrees, one worse than the other. The disorder is commonly established in the first 2 years of age; anyhow, they are autistic since the first day they were born. According to scientists, autism is much more likely in boys than in girls: one in 88 girls and I in 54 boys. Autism is the fastest growing disease in...

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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...

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paper appeared in Autism, 1998, 2, 296-301. Autism occurs more often in families of physicists, engineers, and mathematicians. Simon Baron-Cohen , Patrick Bolton, Sally Wheelwright, Victoria Scahill Liz Short, Genevieve Mead, and Alex Smith Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge, CB2 3EB, UK. To whom correspondence should be addressed. 1 Abstract The study reported here tests a prediction that autism should occur more...

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Autism now effects one in every 110 children. Also, more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. To understand autism, think of the most complicated aspect of our universe, and then multiply that by infinity. Autism affects the brain's ability to develop social and communication skills. The way the media presents it, you would think that autism is autism, but that is not true. In fact, autism is actually a collection of diagnoses, each a little...

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Autism I INTRODUCTION Autism, disorder that severely impairs development of a person’s ability to communicate, interact with other people, and maintain normal contact with the outside world. The disorder was first described in 1943 by American psychiatrist Leo Kanner. One of the most common developmental disabilities, autism affects 2 to 5 out of every 10,000 children and appears before the age of three. It is four to five times more common in males than in females. II CHARACTERISTICS Autism...

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Autism By Chantelle Mulveney What is Autism? A group of complex disorders of brain development which, with varying degrees, can impact the individual in areas such as: • • • Social Interaction Communication (verbal and non verbal) Behaviours "If you have met one person with autism, well, you have met one person with autism." What is Autism? There are five types of autism along the spectrum : • • • • • Classic Autism • The most severe form of autism Asperger's Syndrome • Highest Functioning...

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What is Autism? What Causes Autism? [pic] Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function, affecting development of the person's communication and social interaction skills. People with autism have issues with non-verbal communication, a wide range of social interactions, and activities that include...

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SPE 3340 THAA Diverse Learners Autism Presentation Paper April 14, 2013 Sarah Beth Leverette, Emily Gesink, Brooke Hilliar, and Megan Hogg Autism Identification and Characteristics “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development” (Unknown, 2013). However, there are multiple definitions of Autism spectrum disorder and autism. The two most accepted definitions are those outlined in IDEA and the Diagnostic and Statistical...

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Sam is a 16-year-old boy who struggles with autism every day. He was born six weeks premature. Weighing two pounds ten ounces, he remained in the hospital 6 weeks on account of his low birth weight, respiratory distress, and intraventricular hemorrhage. At the age of 12 months, his mom noticed that Sam was delayed on his speech, language, and cognitive development. At that time, he was placed in basic therapy. This therapy taught him to communicate with others through pictures, and gestures. Currently...

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Stephanie Conley 10/23/13 Biology Correlation between Autism and Control groups Introduction Autism also known as Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of disorders of brain development. These disorders are described such as difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. People with Autism can have problems with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal...

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