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  • Development Of Children With Autism
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    First described and named by Leo Kenner in 1944, the mysterious disability of autism is characterized by a peculiar emotional and intellectual detachment from other people and the common human world. In autistic children, an impaired capacity for communication and human relationships and a severely restricted range of activities and interests become evident before the age of three. Although the symptoms vary in nature and severity, language and the capacity for a normal social life are always se...
  • 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...
  • Autism And Its Associated Behaviors
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    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 individu...
  • Children With Autism
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    Autism 3 An Assessment of Autism Autism is a physical disorder of the brain that causes a lifelong developmental disability. The many different symptoms of autism can occur by themselves or in combination with other conditions such as: mental retardation, blindness, deafness, and epilepsy. Children with autism vary widely in their abilities and behavior. Each symptom may appear differently in each child. Children with autism often show some forms of bizarre, repetitive behavior called stereotype...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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