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  • Autistic People
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    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
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    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...
  • Learning About Autism
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    7/1/2005 LBS 300 Autism Before completing the assignment of reading "Thinking in Pictures", by Temple Grandin, I did not have much knowledge about autism. My only understanding was autism was some sort of neurological disorder that is seen similar to mentally handicapped individuals to someone with little understanding, like myself. I am very thankful to have been given an assignment like this one that gives me more knowledge of something I should already have in my line of work (though I am sur...
  • Autism As A Neurological Dysfunction
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    Autism Isolated in their own worlds, people with autism appear indifferent and remote. They are normally unable to form emotional bonds with others. Although people with this brain disorder can display a wide range of symptoms and disabilities, many are incapable of understanding other people's thoughts, feelings, and needs. Often, their language and intelligence do not fully develop. This makes communication and social relationships difficult. Many people with autism engage in repetitive activi...
  • 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...
  • Part In The Development Of Autism
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    Development of Autism The human body and mind are amazing things. While correctly carried-out functions take place every day, they can occasionally go off track. This can be caused by several different factors. Both genetics and environment play a part in the development of autism. Autism is a brain function disorder that appears in early life (infancy to three years old) (WebMd para. 1). An autistic child lives in a world all of his own. He avoids eye to eye contact, dislikes cuddles or other w...
  • People Fear Differences In People
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    Am I Not Human? Walking down the street when I was about eight years old, I saw a man who looked and acted differently. This man was in a wheelchair and did not talk; he only rocked back and forth. I was afraid, of what, I don't know. As I walked by I ignored his existence. Only after working with autistic individuals, did I realize that the man I had seen so many years ago in the wheelchair was autistic. I discovered what I was afraid of. I was terrified there was nothing I could do to help him...
  • Form Of Autism
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    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. The Autism society of America quotes "autism occurs in approximately 15 of every 10,000 individuals and nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. today have some form of autism. ' The sym pots of autism may vary from person to person. Autism is called a spe...
  • Symptoms In Many Children With Autism
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    Autism Autism What is autism? Autism is not a disease, but a developmental disorder of brain function. People with classical autism show three types of symptoms: impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication and imagination, and unusual or severely limited activities and interests. Symptoms of autism usually appear during the first three years of childhood and continue throughout life. Although there is no cure, appropriate management may foster relatively normal ...

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