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  • Autistic People
    362 words
    Leo Kenner, first described autism, in 1944, the mysterious disability of autism is charactized by a peculiar emotional and intellectual dtachmnt from other people and the common human world. Autism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like mental retardation, and though many autistic people appear to act retarded, they are quite frequently intelligent. Two to four out of every 10,000 children are diagnosed with autism: and 75% of them are boys (autism-partI). Autism is usually diagn...
  • 50 Of Autistic People
    562 words
    Autism Autism is a rare mental disorder that impairs a person's abilities. They have the largest problem talking and socializing with others. Autism is usually diagnosed within the first 30 months of life. Autistic children usually appear to be normal as far as their looks are concerned. Autism occurs in 4.5 children out of every 10,000 births, and effects 3 times as many boys as it does girls. Any form of trauma does not cause it; it is something that a person is born with. In 1911 a psychiatri...
  • Brain Stem Of A Person With Autism
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    There are several reasons why I chose the topic of Autism. First, autism is intriguing because it is very hard to understand. Medical science is at a loss to explain why and how it occurs. Second, I have had occasion to develop a personal relationship with children who are afflicted with autism. At The Children's Institute, where I volunteer, I sit and play with many kids, two of whom are very hard to play with. Even though they are five and six years old, they avoid making eye contact with othe...
  • Expression In The Majority Of Autistic Children
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    Autism's effects on Education Autism is a behavioral syndrome present from early life and defined by deficient social interaction, language and communication, and play. At one time thought by some to be psycho dynamically determined, it is now clear that autism represents physiologic dysfunction of one or more undefined brain systems. In addition to characteristic autistic features, many autistic people display a variety of other signs such as attention deficits, mental deficiency, and seizures ...
  • People With Autism
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    Autism Research Paper Autism is a neurological disorder that was identified by Dr. Leo Kenner 50 years ago. Autism can affect someone very mildly or severally and it can effect language, communication, and / or gross motor skills. It is the most devastating disorder a child could have and it also is devastating for the family. There is no medicine and no cure for autism but there are glutton free diets that help. People with autism can look normal but they lack communication skills and are withd...
  • Stereotypic Behavior Of Autistic People
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    In general, autism is the developmental disability that prevents individuals from properly understanding what they see, hear, or otherwise sense. Approximately 3 to 5 out of every 10,000 school aged children have some for of autism, and males with the disorder outnumber females with it by nearly 5 to 1. It is estimated that 1 in every 500 display some autistic characteristics (Williams, xiv). Autism is called a spectrum disorder because there is no one characteristic and it is different in every...

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