Autism and Asperger Syndrom
By: Lexi Kalamaris and Veronica Kieres
- Autism is a serious development disorder effects the ability to communicate and interact with others.
- No one is sure of what causes autism.
- An autistic child will most likely be diagnosed at 6-18 months old.
- Symptoms can range from impaired social interaction and communication
- Autism now affects 1 in 68 children
- A developmental disorder affecting ability to effectively socialize and communicate.
- Symptoms include: loneliness, anger, depression, screaming, anxiety and social isolation.
- Asperger syndrome doesn’t have big delays or difficulties in language or cognitive development.
- Asperger’s syndrome usually isn’t diagnosed until the child or adult starts to have problems in school and may be “awkwardly” out of place.
"My head is so full of things that I'm afraid I'm going to forget."
- Christopher needs to be very organized and needs to remember everything or he will get scared.
"I always tell the truth. It's because I can't tell lies."
- Christopher is very against telling lies because he doesn't want to get in trouble and doesn't like being dishonest.
"I don't like talking to strangers."
- Talking to strangers is very scary to Christopher because he has never met them and doesn't know what they might do to him.
"But when mother died she didn't go to heaven because heaven doesn't exist."
- Christopher doesn't believe in God and knows his mother didn't go to heaven because "heaven doesn't exist."
The Difference Between High Functioning Autism and Aspergers