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The Various Symptoms of Autism - Two to six children out of every thousand will end up with Autism. Autism is one of the fastest growing disorders with a great amount of studies being put behind it. With its vast amount of different signs and symptoms, different forms, how its treated, and arguments about how exactly the disorder came to be , Austin can very well be one of the most confusing, and researched disorders, for its a disorder that stirs up tons of questions but yet gets hardly any answers. Autism is usually developed between ages of one and three, it effects communication and how the child interacts with others....   [tags: Autism, ] 1735 words
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Fluoxetine but not Risperidone Increases Sociability in the BTBR Mouse Model of Autism - In the absence of consistent, certain biomarkers, diagnosis of autism is based on well defined core behavioral symptoms: abnormal social interactions and social communication, and repetitive behaviors and/or restricted interests. Many drugs, including fluoxetine and risperidone, have been used to treat symptoms associated with autism. Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic that blocks D2 and 5HT2A receptors, has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the repetitive behavior and self-injurious behavior in children with autism....   [tags: Autism]
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The Genetics of Autism - ... (Autism Speaks) Long ago the answer would have been, “we have no idea”, but now research is giving us answers. First and foremost, there is not just one cause of autism. Over the years scientists have identified a number of recherche gene changes, or mutations, associated with autism. Some parents are endeavoring to verbalize that there may be a link between immunization as far as vaccines. One particular vaccine in question is the Measles, Mumps-Rubella or MMR Vaccine, but studies have found no link between vaccines and autism....   [tags: Autism in our DNA]
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Is Autism a Primarily Genetic Disease? - I. Introduction: Neurological disorders are complex in nature and often the least understood. Given the recent boom in imaging technology and other diagnostic methods, it is now possible to see more clearly into the scope of neurological development and accurately determine the etiology of these diseases. One of such disorders is Autism; a multifactorial condition impairing normal brain development. It affects many aspects of development, including social behavior, cognitive ability and communication skills1 and is commonly diagnosed in children before the age of three1....   [tags: Autism and Genetics]
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Autism is Treatable - Imagine a beautiful baby girl named Laura. She has a dark head of curls and piercing green eyes. Laura’s parents were very happy with her progress because she had (so far) been developing on time. She said her first word at twelve months and stood up for the first time, three months later. Laura was the perfect baby, that is, until four days after her third birthday. Laura had lost her words. She was no longer taking an interest in being around her parents, her older brother, or even the family dog....   [tags: Treatment for Autism]
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Understanding the Nature of Autism - Autism is a neurobiological disorder that causes discrepancies or differences in the way information is processed (Essential Guide to Finally Understanding Autism). The process of obtaining information affects an individual with autisms ability to do many things. For example, someone with this particular disorder may have more trouble understanding and using language to interact and communicate with people. He or she may also experience difficulty understanding and relating to people, events, and objects in the environment....   [tags: Autism Essays]
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The Truths of Autism - Every year doctors diagnose thousands of adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Due to the growing awareness of autism and recent developments in technology, scientists and doctors can now discover and observe the effects of autism on society, and people. Starting with its discovery, researchers have been able to diagnose people more effectively. Doctors are beginning to discover what causes this disorder, and are currently trying to find ways to prevent and treat it. Many places have opened their doors to people with this disorder, creating autistic friendly environments where people are patient and understanding....   [tags: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Doctors, Diagnosis]
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History of Autism, ASD, and AD - History of Autism, ASD, and AD Leo Kanner, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the first self-described child-psychiatrist, first described what we now know to be autism in his 1943 paper titled, "Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact." He described a disorder similar to, but distinct from childhood schizophrenia. Autism, taken from symptoms of schizophrenia, described withdrawn symptoms or social interaction problems, and was included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Ed....   [tags: child-psychiatrist, infantile autism]
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The Effects of Autism on Children - Giving a speech in front of classmates. Hugging a best friend after a rough day. Changing up the daily routine at school. These are a few examples of activities most Autistic children consider as their worst nightmare. Even though a child with Autism could be, and probably is, brilliant, they find themselves trapped inside. The Autistic Spectrum Disorder, universally known as Autism, is a disease that causes a child to face mental, physical, and emotional challenges. “A wealth of new brain research is lifting the veil” on Autism and revealing its effects on a child`s mind (Cray and Wallis 43)....   [tags: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Education]
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Citizen of Autism - ¬Autism spectrum disorder is a complex disorder of the brain development. It can range from social impairment, difficulties in speak and communication, pattern behaviors. It is a growing disorder. According to Autism speak, “ An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Moreover, government autism statistics suggest that prevalence rates have increased 10 to 17 percent annually in recent years.” (What Is Autism) Autistic disorder is the worst case of Autism a person can have....   [tags: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brain Development]
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Relating Autism and Mirror Neurons - Whenever John and his mother drive to Rite Aid, he insists that they take the same route every single time. Whenever he steps into a new Rite Aid, he must walk around for five to ten minutes and when he would come home, he would draw a perfectly memorized layout of the floor plan of that particular drug store. Often times, it is difficult for John to make eye contact with others, and instead he may fidget, rock his body back and forth, or even hit his head against the wall. These abnormal behaviors can be attributed to the fact that John was diagnosed with a disorder called Autism at the age of three....   [tags: Autism Causes, Children, Brain]
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Teaching Writing to Students with Autism - Every year there are more and more children born with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and there is more of a need for accommodation for their needs. “The future will likely present teachers with even more students with learning disabilities” (Gerstle and Walsh 35). With these numbers increasing, it is important for teachers and the people around them to understand their struggles and needs. Children and adults with ASD struggle in many areas. They have difficulties taking on daily activities that most people take for granted....   [tags: Teaching Students with Autism]
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Family and Autism - Is there anybody in your family with autism. Almost every book or article is about how autism affects the person with the disorder but never the family around them. Being a parent or a child who has autism can be extremely difficult and change your whole life. Some parents view having a child with autism is a bad thing and would take away their autism if they could. Other parents think having their child be different is a good thing and would not take it away. I think that talking about the effects on the family is very important and should be discussed....   [tags: Parenting, CHildren, Autism, Family Life]
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What Causes a Child to be Born with Autism? - Imagine being a child with Autism. Think of the struggles you would have to go through. Not being able to express how you feel, not being able to be understood. This is how many children are feeling today. Autism is a serious disease that needs a cure to better the life's of children. Autism is the fastest growing disability in the United States. There are many questions being asked about Autism. Is there a cure for Autism. What causes a child to be born with Autism. What can a parent do to make living with Autism easier to deal with....   [tags: autism, asd, communication skills]
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Inside Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by a number of deficits in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interaction with others, and other behaviors. Usually diagnosed in early infancy, this disorder is the most impairing and severe of the neurodevelopmental disorders. Before the publishing and release of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) (American Psychiatric Association, 2013), Autism Spectrum disorder could be diagnosed be into three subtypes: Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Asperger’s Syndrome; however, the DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, as cited in Butcher, Hooley & Mineka...   [tags: autism, autistic disorder, social interaction]
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The Etiology of Autism - Autism is a behavioral syndrome usually presenting behavior abnormalities before the child is 30 months of age. These behavioral abnormalities include marked social deficits, specific language abnormalities and stereotyped, repetitive behaviors (Piven, 1990). Although the exact etiology of autism is not known it is now believed that it is a dysfunction of one or more unidentified brain systems and not the result of parental and environmental influences. Variations in symptomology and in prognosis among autistic persons depend on both the severity and the extent of the underlying brain dysfunction (Repin, 1991)....   [tags: Autism Essays]
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Verbal Acquisition in Children with Autism - Since Leo Kanner’s initial description of autism in 1943, research has made great strides in developing scientifically based interventions to treat autism. There are many treatments for autism, however, children continue to face communication impairments, where they struggle with speech and language development (Simpson, 2005). Although there are many effective interventions, studies suggest that when treatment is intensive, continuous and targeted directed towards the child, better outcomes are generated, in contrast to an eclectic model, where a variety of approaches are implemented (Howard, 2005)....   [tags: pivotal response treatment,question asking,autism]
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Autism Spectrum Disorders - Autism is a form of neurodevelopment disorder in the autism spectrum disorders. It is characterized by impaired development in social interactions and communication, both verbal and non-verbal. There is an observed lack of spontaneous acts of communication; both receptive and expressed, as well as speech impairments. A person diagnosed with Autism will also show a limited range of activities and interests, as well as forming and maintain peer relationships. The individuals will display limited interests, which are often very focused and repetitive....   [tags: Autism Research Paper]
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Behavior and Development of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - This paper will review five studies concerning the behavior and development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The studies investigate how autism effects communication, socialization, cognitive development, and a number of other areas. Researchers use many different types of scales to measure and compare the difference between children with ASD and typically developing children. Methodology Study 1 Morgan, Lindee, Wetherby, Amy M., Barber, Angie (2008) Repetitive and stereotyped movements in children with autism spectrum disorders late in the second year of life In this study there were three groups of children between 18 and 24 months of age participated....   [tags: Autism Spectrum Disorders] 2145 words
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Characteristics of High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism is a developmental disorder that appears within the first three years of a child’s life. It affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Autism affects 1 out of 68 children. It is also the fastest growing disability in the United States. There are multiple types of Autism, some children are considered high functioning, and some are low functioning. “High functioning” is when a child with autism can function in life, and completes jobs, and chores with little to no help....   [tags: autism, social and communication skills]
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Amygdala in Autism: Not Adapting to Faces Analysis - ... This is necessary in order to analyze the stimuli in the test subjects. The results of the experiment revealed what occurs to people who have autism when they are trying to recognize faces. During the first set of neutral faces presented to both test subjects with autism and those that have a stable mental condition, their amygdala activity did not differ from each other. When the second set of neutral faces were presented the amygdala in the group with autism presented a state of hyperactivity....   [tags: Michael V. Lomabardo, Kleinhans, autism symptoms] 1001 words
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How to Support Someone with High-Functioning Autism - My younger brother was diagnosed with high-functioning autism at a very young age. I am glad that to any bystander, he just seems like a quirky little kid, but sometimes I wonder about how people will treat him as he grows older, and how he is going to adapt to life as a long-term students (he is currently home schooled). When most people think of a developmental disorder, they imagine something along the lines of gaining some brain damage in your early years of life that puts you in a vegetable state for the rest of your waking days....   [tags: Teaching High-Functioning People with Autism]
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Autism: Understanding the Disorder - Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. “It is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain and impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills” (Bee & Boyd 226). Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. The overall incidence of autism is consistent around the globe, but is four times more prevalent in boys than girls....   [tags: Autism Essays]
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Early Intervention is Crucial in Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder - “Your child has autism spectrum disorder” are words no parent wants to hear. They are words that will instill fear, worry, and sadness. When parents hear this for the first time, they will have many questions. “Is there anything I can do to help my child. If so, what can be done?” Early intervention services; such as applied behavior analysis therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, and speech therapy before the age of three; can help improve the development of children with autism spectrum disorder....   [tags: autism, early intervention, speech therapy]
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Children with Autism - Children with Autism Abstract By identifying autism, many other facts are then discovered including the different effects of autism and the way it can be treated. Children with autism will mostly always experience language problems, restricted interests and activities, as well as sensory and intellectual problems. This occurs because of a brain disorder that influences the way the brain uses the information. Although some children with autism do not speak at all, that doesn’t mean that none of the patients speak....   [tags: Autism Brain Disorder Essays ]
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Use of Applied Behavior Analysis to Support Language Development in Children with Autism - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science in which tactics derived from the principles of behavior are applied systematically to improve socially significant behavior and experimentation is used to identify the variables responsible for behavior change. The definition of ABA includes six key components. The first component is the practice of applied behavior analysis is guided by the attitudes and methods of science inquiry. Second, all behavior change procedures are described and implemented in a systematic, technological manner....   [tags: Language Development, Autism]
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The Vaccine Court and the Autism Test Case, Written by Lauren L. Haertlei - ... She is currently working as a lawyer at Arnold & Porter LLC, an international law firm. Her majors in philosophy, biology, and political science as well as her experience as a lawyer and being the editor in chief of Law and Contemporary Problems gives Haertlein the credibility she needs for writing her article. “Immunizing Against Bad Science: The Vaccine Court and the Autism Test Case” is the only published article Haertlein has wrote. The fact that she has not published any other works on this topic, nor has she done other research about vaccinations could cause controversy on the validity of her conclusions in the article....   [tags: autism, data, historic evidence]
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A Commentary on the Article on NY Times 'Studying Autism Isn't Enough' - ... The psychologist provides a base line often with a psychological as well as a psychosocial evaluation. If a child does not show atypical development milestones by 18 months to 2 years of age, it is tantamount for parents to consider having their child evaluated. The psychologist conducts the evaluation. Observations of the child’s motor skills, receptive and expressive language, imaginative play and social interaction are noted. The psychologist’s professional training and knowledge of child development can pinpoint deficits in any of these areas and they can then recommend early intervention to focus on speech, occupational or physical therapy whichever is appropriate for the child....   [tags: Combating Autism Act] 721 words
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Implementing an Effective Reading Comprehension Strategy for Students with Autism in the Classroom - Introduction The purpose of this study is to determine if there is an effective strategy for teaching reading comprehension for learners with autism that can be implemented in a public school classroom. As an autistic support teacher for six years, I have seen students with autism struggle with reading comprehension. Hours are spent on implementing direct instruction in order that students will be able to decode text on grade level. Often some students will be able to decode text at their instructional grade level, but are unable to answer a question about what happened in a passage they just read....   [tags: Education, Reading, Autism]
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The Signs and Effects of Autism - The Signs and Effects of Autism Autism is a rare disease that has been noticed for centuries. The purest form of autism (high IQ and almost normal behavior yet still self-contained) occurs in about “one in 2,000 people”. When the many other forms of autism are added in, the ratio is “one in 750”. Autism is found in every race, ethnic group, nation, and social standing, although “males outnumber females by four or five times” (“Autistic Disorder” – 2). Autism is a broad range of disorders that stretch from mild to severe....   [tags: Autism Autistic Disorders Essays]
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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Recieving Help from Assistive Technology or Communication Technology - Assistive technology is technology, which is used by an individual that has a disability to allow the individual to perform roles that may otherwise be difficult or impossible to complete. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn differently than other children, often have struggle with spoken and written language expression. Assistive technologies are devices which help children with autism completes everyday tasks they struggle with. Many devices, any touch screens, like an IPad or IPhone in the use of certain applications can be used....   [tags: disorder, autism, communication, assistive] 2647 words
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Parents of Children With Autism vs School Personnel - Based on the civil rights principal of equal educational opportunity, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantee an appropriate education to all students with disabilities. The 1997 IDEA amendments mandate that parents of children with disabilities have a right to be involved with the school district in education decisionmaking processes, meetings, and records of their children. Yet some parents of children in special education feel that schools do not welcome their participation....   [tags: Students With Autism vs Public Schools]
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Autism - Autism Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. This is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. Autism is four more times prevalent in boys than girls. Autism shows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism's occurrence. Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many and one in 500 individuals....   [tags: Disorder Genes Autism Essays]
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Advice For Teaching High Functioning People with Autism - Advice For Teaching High Functioning People with Autism This paper was reprinted with permission of Susan Moreno on the O.A.S.I.S. (Online Asperger's Syndrome Information and Support) 1. People with autism have trouble with organizational skills, regardless of their intelligence and/or age. Even a "straight A" student with autism who has a photographic memory can be incapable of remembering to bring a pencil to class or of remembering a deadline or an assignment. In such cases, aid should be provided in the least restrictive way possible....   [tags: Autism Learning Disabilities Education Essays] 1238 words
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Autism is not a Disease - ... As of today in the United States one in sixty-eight children are diagnosed with autism. That is one in forty-two boys and one in one hundred eighty nine girls. Boys have a higher chance than girls. This year’s research showed that there has been an increment in children with autism, and they don’t understand why this is increasing. What causes autism. Scientist dont really know what is the cause. They think that there is some sort of gene mutation that triggers it, but they still don’t find an exact answer for this condition....   [tags: neurological disorder, brain] 659 words
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How Disabilities are Viewed in the United Kingdom - Disabilities affect people globally. Depending on which country you are from, how you are treated and taken care of can change drastically. Those living in more advanced countries are more likely to have better care. For the purpose of this paper, I will be researching and comparing how people with disabilities are viewed and assisted between the United States and the United Kingdom. Interest in Topic For this “Adaptive Technology” class I had the option to choose one out of the eleven countries featured at Epcot of Disney World....   [tags: autism]
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The Signs of Autism - ... Many new discoveries and changes for the autism world have occurred since the 1940’s. Currently, forms of therapies and medications are the main ways that autism is treated. (“History of Autism”) The signs for autism are very distinctive and are usually caught at an early age, although, differences exist in the signs between males and females. Autism has a wide range of severity and may go unrecognized, especially in children with milder cases. A female with autism may live her whole life not knowing that she has autism or will find out in her later adulthood....   [tags: social impairment, genetics] 999 words
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The Etiology of Autism - In the United States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between 1 in 80 and 1 in 240, for an average of 1 in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder, “ASD” (Nirv, Shah 2011). According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, up to six out of every 1,000 children may be diagnosed with some form of autism. In addition, boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism. This means that as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Should Autisitc Children Be Mainstreamed - The Argumentative Essay The issue of whether or not children with autistic disorders should be main-streamed, or placed in the same classrooms as non-autistic children, has been a very real concern for quite some time. While the debate is continuous, people often choose to side on a particular position of the argument without correctly evaluating all of the options. Should autistic children be main-streamed in regular classrooms, or should they be placed in self contained environments. Or, possibly, should a common ground be determined....   [tags: Autism] 1343 words
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The Challenges of Autism - Did the child babble by 12 months. Were they able to respond to their name by 12months. Does he/she avoid eye contact and want to be alone. Depending on the answers, this child might be autistic. Autism is a term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders. (Web Editors with Autism Speaks, 2005-2011). These disorders include significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. People who have Autism process information in their brain differently than others. (CDC&P, 2010)....   [tags: Child Development, Intervention]
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Austism and Vaccines - Every year, tens of thousands Americans die from the seasonal flu alone. This alarming statistic is what led the United States government to urge the country to vaccinate themselves, as well as their children every November, when the flu season is fast approaching. Though countless Americans do follow the government’s plea, many others insist that these vaccines distributed every year (as well as other year-long vaccines) contain an abnormally high amount of thimerosal, (a mercury-based chemical in vaccines designed to prevent the growth of bacteria) which could eventually lead to autism....   [tags: autism, vaccines, ] 632 words
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Autism in Children - Autism according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary is defined as “a variable developmental disorder that appears by age three and is characterized by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, to commutate with others, and by stereotyped behavior patterns.” Autism was believed to be a psychiatric or emotional illness, and doctors told mothers that they were the cause. They were wrong. The cause for autism is still a mystery, however, the facts remain that autism in children is on the rise....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Coping with Autism - As any parent will tell you, raising children is a difficult task - time consuming, stressful, and emotional. From their child’s birth, parents are charged with guiding and nurturing their offspring, giving praise and punishment when necessary, educating about the ways of life, and dealing with every kind of pressure imaginable. Even when raising a normal, healthy child, parents must develop ways of coping with the day-to-day pressures that result from parenting. For parents whose children have autism however, finding effective coping skills is not only challenging, but essential to maintaining a healthy mental state (Coping)....   [tags: health, developmental disorder]
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Treatments for Autism - Autism Treatments Autism is a disorder that develops in the first three years of life. If affects the brain's development and impairs communication and social skills. The severity of the disorder is characterized on a very large spectrum that depends on the individual. Autism causes abnormalities in the brain and the cause of these abnormalities are unknown. This makes it difficult to treat or find a cure. There are many different types of treatments mostly including a wide variety of therapy and different tools and methods to be used in that therapy....   [tags: mental disorder, social skills impaired]
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Asperger's and Autism - Despite having years of scientific analysis on Autism and its connected condition Asperger’s Syndrome; sorts of Autism Spectrum Disorders still stay somewhat of a mystery disorder. There are several treatments accessible for people laid low with these disorders however; a cure is nevertheless to be found. Early variations in social behavior are often the idea for diagnosis of autism as early as twelve months getting on (Berkell 10). Early intensive treatment will prove helpful and manufacture a dramatic distinction within the lives of kids that are generally diagnosed when the age of 2....   [tags: Neurological Disorders] 773 words
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A Medicinal and Statistical Outlook On Autism - Temple Grandin, an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, said of Autism, “Autism is an extremely variable disorder.” Autism is an extremely variable disorder because of the many different characteristics shown in children diagnosed with the disorder. Many Americans are clueless about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In order to understand Autism one needs to know the definition of the disease, ascertain the characteristics of the disease, know the probability of being diagnosed with Autism, look at the inception of the disease, and recognize who the disease affects....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Autism: Seeing Through Their Eyes - Autism occurs at many different ages and it is important to know the causes, effects, and solutions of this disorder. Autism is a persuasive developmental disorder (PDD). It causes delays in the development of basic skills (Autism Spectrum). Symptoms of this disorder are usually shown before the age of three. The symptoms range from mild to disabling severity (Autism Spectrum). Autism affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys. The rate of children with this disorder is growing. More children have been diagnosed this year than those with diabetes, AIDS, etc....   [tags: Digestive Tract, Developmental Disorder]
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Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Autism is a dreadful disease that affects people of all ages. Autism Spectrum Disorder causes many problems to a patient's life such as poor social skills, empathy, and effective use of language for communication. ("Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders") The majority of people who are diagnosed and suffer from autism are younger children. Specialists who have studied autism believe that 1 out of 88 children at the age of eight suffer from this disease, and there is nothing that can be done to fix the problem....   [tags: disability, communication, social skills]
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The Link Between Autism and Immunization - ... Approximately 95.6% of the 467,450 children born in this period received at least one whole-cell pertussis vaccination. In examining the difference between children who received the vaccination containing thimerosal, and those who received the vaccination without, the researchers found no significant difference in the development of autism between the two groups. They concluded that there is no association between Autism and thimerosal received through vaccination, once again refuting the rumor of this link....   [tags: possible side effects of vaccination]
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Autism: An Exploration on Theory of Mind - He captivated my heart from the first time I saw him with those big blue eyes and those chubby little cheeks. Little did I know he would alter my life forever. The first two years of my brother’s life were ordinary. He was no different from any other child ,but when he turned two he started regressing. The words and phrases that he had learned were suddenly gone. He would become restless if his routine changed. It would take several doctors and several years later before my brother was diagnosed with autism....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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How is the Government Affected by Autism? - In the 1940s, two scientists in different countries discovered and named ‘autism’. In the United States, Dr. Leo Kanner from Johns Hopkins University used the term ‘autism’ to describe the unsociable behavior of the children he studied. Around the same time, a scientist from Germany called Hans Asperger whose last name is used to describe Asperger’s syndrome. From the 1960s to the 1970s, autism was mainly treated through pain and punishment because it was thought to have worked the best way then....   [tags: behavioral and language therapy] 1723 words
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An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism spectrum disorder has become the most common neurological and developmental disorder diagnosed in children today. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012) estimate that 1 out of every 88 American children have been properly diagnosed. There is no known cure for autism, and the inconsistencies of the symptoms of autism in each case make it difficult to target a particular set of effective treatments. However some behavior management therapies, specifically physical therapy, may help to significantly control the unwanted symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorder....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Vaccinations and Their Possible Link to Autism - In today’s modern world immunizations are given to children to protect their bodies from harmful diseases by creating an adaptive immune response. This adaptive response can be achieved through two methods. The first is active immunity which is achieved by injecting a patient with antigens to provoke an immune response. The second is passive immunity which involves administering antibodies in antitoxins or antisera to a patient (Bauman, 2012). The activated immune system produces a reaction which eventually causes immunologic memory and a heightened response to future exposure (Bauman, 2012)....   [tags: Immunization, Thimerosal, Media Misinformation]
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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Interventions - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that develops during a child’s first few years of life (Lesack, Bearss, Celano, & Sharp, 2014). This disorder occurs significantly more often in boys than girls (Goldstein, Naglieri, Rzepa, & Williams, 2012). Autism is part of a group that is known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which also includes Asperger’s disorder, Rett disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) (Sunita and Bilszta, 2012)....   [tags: eye contact, communication, ]
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Autism Current Trends and Issues - It is a common fact that an early intervention is an important key in the successful treatment of children with Autism disorder. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ([CDC], 2013), children can be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) reliably at the age of two, yet, in real life, most of the children receive their diagnoses when they are much older. The CDC informs that children should be screened for ASD at the age of 18 to 24 months during regular well-child doctor visits....   [tags: early intervention, screening, treatment]
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions - Introduction In 2000, one in every one hundred and fifty children was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since then, there has been a drastic increase of the incidence of this disorder. In 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control, autism spectrum disorder occurs in one out of every sixty eight children (CDC, 2014). That is a significant increase over a short period of time. As a parent, when you hear the words “Your child has autism spectrum disorder” they can instill fear, worry, and sadness....   [tags: behavior therapy, symptoms, cure]
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