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  • Complex Needs Of Individuals With Autism
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    What is Autism Autism affects more than 400,000 Americans, between 10 and 20 of ever 10,000 people in the United States (Mayo). Autism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like dyslexia or attention deficit disorder. Autism is not a form of mental retardation, and though many autistic people act like they are retarded, but a lot of times they are very intelligent. People need to be aware of what is, what causes it, who it is diagnosed, what people with autism are like, is there more ...
  • Several Brain Abnormalities In Individuals With Autism
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    It has been over 50 years since Dr. Leo Kenner, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University, wrote the first paper applying the term 'autism' to a group of children who were self-absorbed and who had severe social, communication, and behavioral problems. For many years, the most cited statistic is that autism occurs in 4.5 out of 10,000 live births. This was based on large scale surveys conducted in the United States and England. More recently, estimates on the prevalence of autism have ranged be...
  • Autism's Multiple Behavioral Disorders
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    A relatively rare multi factorial disorder occurring in as many as 1 in 500 people, autism is still largely an enigma to many doctors and scientists (Johnson, Dorman, 1998). Until Leo Kanner's use of the description autistic in 1948, schizophrenia was the general label given to patients with certain behavior patterns. Although autism and schizophrenia are widely seen as separate disorders today, there are still many conflicting classification issues which are distinguished largely with the help ...
  • Certain Behaviors In Children With Autism
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    There are many diseases and disorders that plague today's society, but one of the most serious of those disorders is autism. Autism is not nearly as widely known as the familiar Down's Syndrome, yet, surprisingly, autism is far more widespread. In fact, autism is the third most common developmental disability, affecting 400,000 people worldwide (Autism Society of America). As of yet there is no cure for this debilitating disorder, only a variety of treatments. Autism is a developmental disabilit...
  • Children And Adults With Autism
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    Albert Einstein, a world genius behind the famous E = mc^2, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart, the two great maestros who altered the face of classical music, and Keanu Reeves, a versatile Hollywood actor who rose to the ranks of fame and fortune: great achievements by great people. All these men have two things in common. History, that each of them had made in their own fields, and gifts, that have driven them to their fullest. Who would have thought that their being "extraordinary" coul...
  • 2004 Autism Society Of America
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    Autism is a very complex disorder because it varies in the form it may affect each individual and in the levels of severity. While some people with autism may be very bright, others may have a very low IQ. Therefore there is a wide range between the symptoms, treatment, and deficits of each autistic person. But what autistic persons do have in common is that their disorder affects their ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and respond appropriately to the environment (Psycholo...
  • Theories On The Cause Of Autism
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    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. There...
  • Individuals With Autism
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    AUTISM Autism is a life-long developmental disability that usually appears in the first three years of a child's life. It interferes with normal development of the brain, preventing individuals with this rare disorder from understanding what they hear, sense, and observe. Although this severe disability is considered a child's disability, autism is found in adults, interfering with normal social and emotional development. Anyone can acquire autism; it is put in place at birth. Boys, however, are...
  • Fred R Autism And Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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    Autism: The Isolated Individual 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 activit...
  • Known As Autistic Disorder And Infant Autism
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    Autism 1. Definition Autism- is a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before the age of 3, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. Other characteristics often associated with autism are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences. 2. Common Characteristics Inabili...
  • Symptoms In Autism
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    INTRODUCTION Today in America autism is still a mystery to the medical profession. They have discovered the symptoms and how to curve some of the autistic behaviors, but did not discover what causes autism. Cowley defines autism: It is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500...
  • Complex Needs Of Individuals With Autism
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    Autism is autism Autism Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997). Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls (Autism: Basic Information) and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Alth...
  • Symptoms In Some Autistic Children
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    People with autism have been productive members of society when given the opportunity. The restrictions and limitations placed upon autistic individuals have created skeptics and negative stereotypes. Although, not every high functioning autistic person grows up to be a genius or an extraordinarily gifted individual, but several have surpassed the limiting expectations when given the opportunity. Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, and Leonardo Da Vinci, to name a few, have broken barriers and pl...

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