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Autism is not spread because autism is not a disease or illness. Autism is a neurological difference, you are born Autistic, thus you develop an autistic brain while you're still developing within the womb. Autism is believed to be genetic, due to several genes or genetic mutations, so either the parent(s) is Autistic or they carry genes associated with autism.
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Autism (sometimes called "classical autism") is the most common condition in a group of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), also known as the autism spectrum disorders …(ASDs). Pervasive developmental disorders are included in the broader category of developmental disorders. . Autism is characterized by three distinctive behaviors. Autistic children have difficulties with social interaction, display problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and exhibit repetitive behaviors or narrow, obsessive interests. These behaviors can range in impact from mild to disabling. Autism varies widely in its severity and symptoms and may go unrecognized, especially in mildly affected children or when more debilitating handicaps mask it. Scientists aren't certain what causes autism, but it's likely that both genetics and environment play a role. . Is there any treatment? . There is no cure for autism. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. The ideal treatment plan coordinates therapies and interventions that target the core symptoms of autism: impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and obsessive or repetitive routines and interests. Most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better. . What is the prognosis? . For many children, autism symptoms improve with treatment and with age. Some children with autism grow up to lead normal or near-normal lives. Children whose language skills regress early in life, usually before the age of 3, appear to be at risk of developing epilepsy or seizure-like brain activity. During adolescence, some children with autism may become depressed or experience behavioral problems. Parents of these children should be ready to adjust treatment for their child as needed. . What research is being done? . The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts research in its laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and also supports additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country. As part of the Children's Health Act of 2000, the NINDS and three sister institutes have formed the NIH Autism Coordinating Committee to expand, intensify, and coordinate NIH's autism research. More information about the Autism Coordinating Committee is available at their website provided in the links in the Related Links section. Eight dedicated research centers across the country have been established as "Centers of Excellence in Autism Research" to bring together resea. . Organizations . Association for Science in Autism Treatment P.O. Box 188 Crosswicks, NJ 08515-0188 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 781-397-8943 (need to update this number) Fax: 781-397-8887 (need to update this number) . Autism National Committee (AUTCOM) P.O. Box 429 Forest Knolls, CA 94933 . Autism Network International (ANI) P.O. Box 35448 Syracuse, NY 13235-5448 email@example.com Autism Research Institute (ARI) 4182 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 619-281-7165 Fax: 619-563-6840 . Autism Society of America 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 300 Bethesda, MD 20814-3067 Tel: 301-657-0881 800-3AUTISM (328-8476) Fax: 301-657-0869 . Cure Autism Now (CAN) Foundation 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250 Los Angeles, CA 90036-4234 email@example.com Tel: 323-549-0500 888-8AUTISM (828-8476) Fax: 323-549-0547 . MAAP Services for Autism, Asperger's, and PDD P.O. Box 524 Crown Point, IN 46308 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 219-662-1311 Fax: 219-662-0638 . Autism Speaks/National Alliance for Autism Research 2 Park Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY 10016 Short Answer . Autism, or autistic syndrome, is a neurological problem which interferes with a person's ability to communicate with other people. The term autism literally means aloneness. Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. It is a condition, present from early childhood, characterized bygreat difficulty in communicating and forming relationships withother people and in using language and abstract concepts Autism, now referred to as (ASD) Autism Spectrum Disorder, is aseries of personality symptoms reflected in a persons socialbehavior and interaction with other people in a way that isdifferent than what most "normal" people do. There are no physicaltraits, blood test or diagnostic imaging available to diagnoseautism. Determining ASD is based strictly on observation ofbehavior.
It brings awareness to the community that this is a growing issue in our society. It provides resources for families to find providers for their children to get the treatm…ent they need to make improvement. They contribute a portion fo their funds to a local organization in the area where they have their annual walk that focuses on the treatment of autism. They are the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
Yes i do have autism I'm on the spectrumI have very mild Asperger's syndrome. Why are you asking a general "you" this question? mys sister has autism and dispratsia and… attachment and sensory issues and aspergers and i have trates every1 here autistic dont understand how much people try to make your lives happy and then the slightest thing wrong you think that they dont love you because they do and even if the dont show it Y WOULD THEY HATE YOU people hate people the same every single one of you atre unique in your own ways
I do, Albert Einstien, and millions of others. if you have autism, especially aspergers syndrome like i have, i love you all and we'll just have to help each other. we are nor…mal- dont let anyone tell you we are not.
Amanda Baggs, advocate of rights for autistic peopleMarty Balin, singer and songwriter with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson StarshipLucy Blackman, university educated authorA…lonzo Clemons, American clay sculptorTony DeBlois, blind American musicianJonathan Jayne, contestant on American IdolChristopher Knowles, American poetBhumi Jensen, grandson of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of ThailandLeslie Lemke, blind American musicianJonathan Lerman, American artistJason McElwain, high school basketball playerThristan Mendoza, Filipino marimba prodigyTito Mukhopadhyay, author, poet, and philosopherDerek Paravicini, blind British musicianJames Henry Pullen, gifted British carpenterMatt Savage, U.S. autistic jazz prodigyBirger Sellin, German authorHenriett Seth-F., Hungarian autistic savant, poet, writer and artistDaniel Tammet, British autistic savantRichard Wawro, Scottish artistStephen Wiltshire, British architectural artist I do. Oh, and so does Dan Aykroyd.
l Autism is a neurological disorder that causes an individual to be affected in many different ways. How it impacts someone is just as different as one person is to …the next. The more severly affected individual may be non-verbal, sensitive to touch, and show signs of aggression. The less affected individual may being extremely bright but socially awkward. It's hard to say what autism does to someone when it is different with each person, just like a fingerprint. Early intervention is key to making the most progress so early diagnosis is highly important.
There are a lot of different speculations about why people get autism. Some researchers have theorized that autism is caused by heavy metal buildup in the body, but other evid…ence has shown that theory to be somewhat shaky and possibly untrue. Other evidence suggests that autism is primarily a genetic disorder. This theory seems to be gaining popularity, and so far no studies have been able to disprove this theory. In fact, there have been several reported cases of parents being diagnosed with asperger's syndrome (a more mild form of autism) after their children have received the same diagnoses. Well said above and additionally, there is an environmental factor that triggers the genetic predisposition that basically kicks the autism into gear. What the trigger is remains unknown and has been speculated it varies from individual to individual.
How horrible the answers below...my son with autism is far from lonely. I have never met a happier child and he is extremely bright. You cannot classify "what you get from aut…ism" and place it generally over an entire population. It is different for every person. Some of the information below may be the case for some severly affected individuals or those that have been institutionalized but that is not the case for the many children I have encountered with autism. Loneliness. (by Dane Youssef) A desire to swear, a lot of frustrations with ordinary life, weird ticks and spasms, problems connecting with the rest of the world, a discomfort with loud noises and a fascination with other noises, an interest in bizarre trivia and data, endless struggles with about 90% of this living mortal world. And all the above... this is just barely scratching the surface.
Autism is caused by certain genes and by damage to those genes by environmental factors e.g. exposure to chemicals, allergies, immunizations, and drugs in utero. Just as each …child is impacted differently by autism, the causes are just as unique from child to child. One example of a known and scientifically recognised cause of autism is the anticonvulsant drug sodium valproate (epilim / depakote) which, when taken by pregnant women, causes a 10% risk of autism in unborn babies. This drug is still marketed to women of childbearing age, most of whom are not warned of the risk to their unborn child. You can't "catch" autism, any more than you can catch blue eyes or brown hair. There is no known cure for autism, although various therapies (e.g. gluten-free, dairy-free diet, although it is a very small percentage that benefits from this diet) do make a difference to outcomes for people with autism. Most beneficial and scientifically proven treatment is Applied Behavioral Analysis utilizing the verbal behavior approach. Genetic therapy is looking promising for the future of people with autism. Usually when you're conceived in your mother's womb The autism spectrum often involves genetics. There is no one cause for autism, and the reason for most cases remains a mystery beyond genes.
Autism does not spread like a disease. It has a genetic component, so it can be inherited.
Autism isn't a disease and thus it does not 'spread'. Autism is aneurological difference, similar to race it's something you areborn as and not something that you get at a lat…er time.
When you have Aspergers you are not stupid! People with autism have certain specific interests like art, history, or maths. When you're Autistic you are unaware of people laug…hing at you. Austistics wear things only for comfort, even if it doesn't match. A person might not wear contrasting patterns, but if they have autism they wouldn't care as long as it's comfy. They don't care how they look. This doesn't make them thick headed because even though their emotional age might be 5, their intellectual age may well be higher. Another type of Autism found in the Autism spectrum is Rett Syndrome. This has been found mostly in the females, however some males have it. You can tell you have this if you have small hands or feet, or if your head is small for your age (the rate it grows slows down). It may also look like anxiety with the way they move their hands. There is no cure for this, however there are treatments. Treatments involve anti-psychotics (to contain any self-harm), therapy, changing up your social medication, and increase your communication skills.
Autism is a neurological divergent, a difference in how the brainis formed compared to people such as neurotypical people, peoplewho are bipolar, or people with ADHD. Germs ca…nnot be spread from aneurological difference any more than they can be spread from aracial difference or a different hair colour - this question makesno sense.
Hi! My name is Kate and I have Autism. Approximately 1 in 68 children have autism (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls). Autism can be caused by a number of factors (no vaccines D…O NOT cause Autism), including genetic factors and mutations which are the two main causes. No one gene causes Autism, but rather it is caused by a number of genes. Anyone of any gender, race, nationality, socio-economic level, etc. can have Autism, and it appears between 1-3 years of age in most cases.
The definition for the word autism is "a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other …people and in using language and abstract concepts."