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Autism

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Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in the first years of life. Characteristics of this disorder include impaired social interaction, repetitive behavior and delayed language development. Ask questions about disorders in the autism spectrum here.

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By always giving them their space, freedom and gap in attention. Only give them what they want and as they grow, so will their understanding and they will come to you if their need be.
Yes, he might have a metabolic condition. While exercise and a low fat low/sugar intake will help, a special diet meant just for him might help as well. Visit a dietitian and/or doctor of internal medicine for his specific issues with weight. Your son may have a degree of insulin resistance. Some of...
We have different sense of emotions and we can't use our emotions  normally. It's not because we don't understand how a person feels.  We learn how to read people's emotions (mostly if it's someone we  know). But people we don't know-it is hard to read their facial  expressions. Even making eye...
Asperger's Syndrome is related to autism. Both are in the family of autism spectrum disorders. The two conditions have very similar symptoms, but Asperger's Syndrome is less likely to have a delay in the development of language use. When a child has the symptoms, autism is often diagnosed when IQ is...
The 3 actually go hand in hand. Kids with autism normally have ADHD  AND SPD as well. There are many though, that have ADHD and SPD but  not autism. There is however a difference.   ADHD is mainly hyperactivity, and a hard time focusing.    Autism is developmental disorder and certain...
Mostly the brain. The mindset is what controls your autism and what  senses you use.
They Most Certainly Can. They Most Certainly Will. God Bless them with the right people to guide them on the path of life. It has been done.Here are somepeople with autismAlbert einsteinJohn lennonBill gates
They can be part of society if you accept them for what they are.Autism has always been treated by parents and other people as atragedy. Austic children do learn to become normal because ifthey've been bullied or judged all their life. Most autisticchildren will learn to communicate and be...
They do live with sensory overloads same as autistic individuals.  For Asperger Syndrome young adults, it's very hard for them to find  jobs and keep their jobs. Some schools can be hard for  people/youths with with asperger's because of being bullied and  because of the teachers they deal with...
no not really , but that depends on the individual , my son cant have food that touches each other on the plate , some children have to have certain foods on a certain day , but everyone is different
It's used to test their social interaction, I'm assuming multiple people were involved in the pretend tea party? It's difficult to monitor reactions to children (male or female) using cars/tools, however, a "tea party" or dinner party offers many opportunities to try to elicit social responses from...
Of course! There's someone out there for everyone. I know it's hard but just try to talk to people, maybe find a male adult with a mild form of autism. I assure you, there IS someone out there for everyone. You have nothing to worry about.
As far as I know, he has not been formally diagnosed with any form of ASD (autism spectrum disorder). However, having read the Rolling Stone article of his background and his life, it sure sounds like a possibility. Here is an excerpt from the article: "After some cake, Jennifer says goodbye and...
For some people yes. Because of the behavior like stimming and  meltdowns even in public places. And people often wonder "when is  my kid going to become normal?" Parents have always been stressed  out having an autistic child.
=== The prevalence of autism in the United States is 1 in 150, according to the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network in 2007, ===   That puts it at two thirds one percent of US population. The US population is about 306 million, so, I'd say roughly 2 million diagnosed...
In order to enter the police force, a person must pass both psychological and physical reviews. I would not say it could never be done, but it would not be likely. Most people with Aspergers Syndrome tend to have some issues with speech and social interaction. These would both count against a...
A randomized, controlled, double-blind study showed "significant improvements in overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, eye contact, and sensory/cognitive awareness" in children with autism in the treatment group compared to those in the non-treatment group. Previous studies...
A child with Asperger's Syndrome can be a child with a high IQ. People with Asperger's Syndrome typically have average to high IQs.
I think it would be unlikely that Asperger's Syndrome (AS) would be misidentified as high IQ; however, a person with Asperger's Syndrome might also have a high IQ. A person with AS will have various symptoms, some of which might cause a misdiagnosis of an attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD),...
Autism manifests itself differently in each person , but these people can be tempermental and have trouble establishing contact with new people. I think you have confused this with Down Syndrome . These people are very affectionate, huggy/ kissy types for the most part. Some do have impulse control...
Yes. You can have too much of anything. Potatoes are not exactly the ideal baby food. They are low on the nutrition scale and are all carbs. The little guy need vitamins and fiber. Dont tax the little guy on sugar. Toddlers need a balanced diet. Vary the veggies and give plenty of fruit.
I did some research and found one location called OsterreichischeAutistenhilfe, located in Vienna, Austria.
This question is asking for an opinion, and it is one about which people are very passionate. I will share my opinion because I think there are several aspects to this debate. Other people may have very different opinions. If you are a person with Asperger's Syndrome who wants a cure for yourself, I...
She is still alive as of February 11, 2010.
Asperger's Syndrome is a condition with a genetic component. A person has Asperger's Syndrome for his or her entire life.
Some are able to. Some have to be in special ed schools. For normal  ed schools, they might need a therapist in case they have trouble  with school work because of sensory issues during school.
yes - eventually - yes. it takes a lot of work and prayer and therapists. my son has 5 different therapists for different symptoms and it is all working and he is speaking "normal." it is very rewarding to be really involved in getting your child help. it takes a lot of effort and patience and...
Some like to be alone nearly all the time, some only part of the time, a few prefer to have people around most of the time. The problem isn't that we don't care or that we are just antisocial: The problem is that our brains aren't wired up for social communication - the eye contact, gestures, face...
Are you looking for a career title or seeking specialized help? An obvious answer would be a professional counselor, social worker, psychologist, etc... with experience in working with these disorders. They are out of the range of most counselors but these professionals do exist. If you are...
No   Actually there is testing to determine if your child has rett syndrome, although prior to 1999 they were no tests available. Fortunately there have been great strides in genetic testing and with advanced medical research and the discovery of the Mecp2 gene by Huda Zoghbi and her team of lab...
im afraid not , im a mum of a autistic child and i dont take any substances , its just something your born with , hope this helps
The main difference between the two is that, Asperger's is an  autistic spectrum disorder, a neurological disorder, that you are  either born with or you're not and is not something that can really  ever go away for good. Whereas OCD is a mental illness, an anxiety  disorder, that you're not...
1 in every 150 children are diagnosed with autism now
Uh... no. Autism is a development disorder while fetal alcohol syndrome is caused when a pregnant mother drinks alcohol and ruins her child
Austrian Hans Asperger began using Bleuler's term "autistic psychopaths" when studying an autism spectrum disorder that was eventually named after him, Asperger's Disorder. This disorder was not classified as a different diagnosis from autism until 1994 (American Psychiatric Association, 1994)....
  Yes, Maurice John Moses L.L.P. C.S.W. is a psychologist in Michigan. He is based in Lansing and works with Autistic and behavioral challenged children. Very good at what he does. Doesn't push drugs, he looks more into how to help on the sensory level first.
Dedisham Autistic School is now Hillcrest Slinfold School. Details of the closing of Dedisham Autistic School are unknown.
  Autism was discovered by Dr Leo Kanner in 1943.      
No it is not its passed in genes
I am high functioning Autistic and I believe there are "Autistic types", kind of like categories of personality and compatibility. I could date another Autistic person if they were like me and would love to marry one but could never marry a typical person(can't stand living with them, no offence)I...
Statistics on Autism 1 in every 150 people in the world is Autistic. This number is a very rough estimate as Autism is : 1. LOOSELY DEFINED: Autism is a disease with a wide spectrum of symptoms and disorders, ranging from a fully functional adult with slight autistic tendencies or minor learning...
Personal Opinion Response:That's an excellent question.In my opinion, when a neurotypical actor is hired to play someone with an autistic spectrum disorder, they tend to "dummy it up" more than necessary. Autistics aren't retarded by any stretch of the imagination. Claire Danes tried to do a good...
Autism doesn't give people special psychokinetic powers that enable them to manipulate the minds of others. Autism is genetic disorder that effects the way the person's brain is able to process information. Individuals with autism tend to display repetitive behaviors, which one could consider their...
1. Many do, me and many other autistic people I have met are very angry at individual people that have bullied/abused us(including other autistics), I have cursed several people that have been bad to me and my friends but not had physical revenge on anyone. Some autistic people hate typical society...
do you mean like psychically? if you do then I think it might be possible as me and many other autistic people have claimed to have had psychic and otherworldly experiences that many others can't explain (I am autistic by the way). There is supposedly a link between psychic powers and autism, which...
The person might have an autism spectrum disorder or might not. That symptom would not prompt a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. For a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, the person will have a set of symptoms, not just one. To use this behavior to help diagnose an autism spectrum...
There is no such thing as a person who can see the future, that is  fantasy. Autistic people and savants are not psychics, they are  just Autistic and/or savants.
She improved the stock yards, and slotter houses for cows. Theres a movie about her called temple grandin.. Great movie
Colorado. Professor at CSU.
No, it does not mean that all of your children will be born with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. However, because the condition has a genetic component, it means that there is a greater likelihood that you have that gene, in which case you might pass it on to some of your children. You can get tested...
I think we were always considered people but many people did (and a considerable amount still do) see us as lesser beings because we were different to them or lacked social skills.I think even in an autistic society some will treat typical people as lesser because I know some autistic people (mainly...
It depends where in the world they were. It ranges from living a dejected/shunned life to complete cure. Some places it was not tolerated, in others cured. There are certain ancient practices which allow for easy treatment. It is said that most of the autistic cases are past life trauma. People...
No. Autistic people can be very intelligent with high IQs. Mental retardation is a condition that restricts ones IQ to that of less than 70.
Yes, Asperger's Syndrome is a condition you have for life. You will not outgrow it, so you will still have it as an adult.
Mostly those who are interested in psychology, neurology and social/medical care. There are also many autistic individuals who are researching about themselves and trying to find the solutions to their questions.
A "non-spectrum disorder" means a disorder that is not part of the spectrum being discussed. For example, it could refer to the disorders that are not part of the autism spectrum or disorders that are not part of the schizophrenia spectrum. (I have seen the term used in both these situations, so it...
Don't worry about Asperger's Syndrome, it is usually quite minor. In a severe form you would notice autism-like symptoms. Your doctor will be able to tell. (If not certain then they will refer you to a specialist) Asperger's is more likely to affect boys than girls and is genetic. (Do other people...
Autism is not contagious. It is not a disease. It is a neurological disorder, which means the brain is different from the typical brain. It can be inherited, but cannot be spread by contact with a person who has autism.
I have High Functioning Autism and I have laughed by myself for all my life. usually because I think of something funny that has been on my mind for a while, this is usually not seen as funny by most other people.I don't know why I laugh at things left in my memory or why my humour is different but...
In 2015, the Australia Health Department stated that it does notcollect data on the prevalence of autism. Autism appears to be on the rise. In 2015, autism made up 31% ofthe National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.Asperger's Syndrome is part of the autism spectrum. (This does not ...
Fearing colors is not a symptom of Asperger's Syndrome. They do not fear colors more than other people fear colors. A traumatic event might cause a person to react in fear to a specific color. However, people with Asperger's Syndrome often have sensory integration disorder. They might be...
Why let then know? I doubt they would find out, and it is none of their business to know anyway!
Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is not fatal. People do not die from it, at least not directly. People with AS tend to have some motor control problems so they can be more accident-prone. Theoretically, this could lead to the occasional fatal accident. Also, people with AS can become depressed because of...
No. People with autism and Asperger's Syndrome have brains that function a bit differently than the brains of neurotypicals. It is a lifelong condition. However, some treatments can help some people with some of the symptoms. Also, people can learn coping mechanisms to work around some of their...
Autistic spectrum disorder , it ranges from very mild to serious , mild autism is called aspergers syndrome , people can live very independently just like you or i , but on the other scale of the spectrum they will need 24 hour care
I don't believe many autistic individuals are treated more than  normal individuals. Some are treated better because of how their  brain thinks. But some are not because of their different  behaviors. A lot of autistic indivuduals have been judged and  bullied in their past. How is that being...
I don't know how many people have seizure disorders that are on the  autism spectrum. I have when I was experienced it as a small child.  There is truly no knowing how many people nowadays in the autism  spectrum have seizure disorders.
Yes, it is heavily over-diagnosed. The fact is autism is not a disease. Contrary to what everyone else think, it must not be treated like a disease. We have treated children using unique methods and have had complete results. Completely back to normal, over time of course. Many a time it happens a...
When she was a child, Temple Grandin was diagnosed as having autism. If she were being diagnosed today, it would probably be labeled Asperger's Syndrome.
AUTISTIC kids do go to schools.Depending on the system (board), they may have "special" schools, or be integrated into regular public schools.
It is different for everyone People with autism can fall into oneof three categories. Depending on what category they fall into,their experiences with autism will be different. -Low functioningautism: People with low functioning autism are not very verbal.They are severely socially impaired, and...
It is because everybody thinks that they are more matured than  girls are but most of the time they are totally right.
Yes and greatly depending on the person. When i was a kid I was very avoidant of people and would cry if my name was called or when I had to talk on the phone. I would also remember having to attend Speech classes and a year of seeing a pyschologist.During my teen to young adulthood people couldn't...
Autism is not a life shortening condition
yes i am autistic and i am smart enough to post this. aspies are very smart or average. it really depends on how bad it is moderate or severe:lower IQ milder:smarter
Usually, the diagnostic criteria from either the DSM IV or the ICD-10 is used. Professionals who have worked extensively with people with Asperger's Syndrome sometimes use slightly different criteria because of knowledge gained from experience. There is a link to the related question, "What are the...
No, she is well and truly alive. A biographical movie was just released. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278469/
  == Answer ==   Only a clinical psychologist would be able to help you with that one, but just from what you've written, I'd suspect something else. Whatever it is, you should talk to a professional. You shouldn't be in that much mental discomfort.
There isn't one. Alzheimer's only affects elderly people while autism happens at birth genetically; also Alzheimer's is life-threatening while autism is not
Autism is not contagious No. Autism is not a disease. You cannot "catch" autism. Only on Wednesdays.
No, autism is a birth defect.
They are mostly misunderstood by family, like everyone else. The family nonetheless strongly supports, so allowing the individual to pull through. Many a time through word of mouth, recommendation, rumor, reading or hearsay the family for no fault of its own but concern end up putting the individual...
Over several I suppose if they learn to achieve something.
Yes it does it makes people eat more, so they get fat and over weight
Pica is a disorder in which the patient has a compulsion to ingest things that are not normally considered food. This may include scabs, ear wax and dandruff flakes.
Some occasionally act aggressively, but that is much more common in boys with Asperger's Syndrome than in girls. In general, boys are more likely to act aggressively than girls, and that does not change in people with Asperger's Syndrome. It has also been suggested that a girl's female friends will...
US activist Temple Grandin is 70 years old (birthdate: August 29, 1947).
Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an animal medicine researcher, and is noted for her advocacy of animal welfare, and dealing with autism in humans (she suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and persevered in her education despite the challenges). She created a device called a "hug box" that uses...
Asperger Syndrome "which is a form of autism" was recognized by a  man named Hans Asperger. That's where Asperger got the name from-in  the mid 1930s. People in America decided not to call the mental  disability "autism" or "aspergers" in the 1930's and 1940's because  of the war against Germany...
One possible answer is that repetitive action is comforting. This can get quite complicated, but remains true. When I was little, I would start an afternoon by picking a number - it could be any number, even the same one I had picked the day before - and then spend the rest of the afternoon...