Autism

Callie Cartwright Health-5 10/13/24

Solving the puzzle one piece at a time.

Definition

a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

Causes, symptoms, and Treatment for Autism

A day in the life of a child with autism

Ages Specified

The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from UW-Madison shows.

once you are diagnosed you have it for life, there's no getting rid of it, and you cant control weather you get it or not.

Autism is more commonly found in boys than girls.

Autism Spaeks

https://www.autismspeaks.org/

Dallas
6380 LBJ Freeway, Suite 285
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 960-6227

Autism Key

National Autism Association

http://nationalautismassociation.org/?gclid=CPDIir3JwsgCFYgAaQodADYIKw

National Autism Association
One Park Avenue, Suite 1
Portsmouth, RI 02871

Toll Free: 877.622.2884

Background

Discovery of autism:

In 1943 the well known child psychiatrist, Leo Kanner, announced his discovery of eleven cases of a new mental disorder. He noted that "the condition differs markedly and uniquely from anything reported so far..."(1) This condition soon became known as autism.The word "autism," which has been in use for about 100 years, comes from the Greek word "autos," meaning "self." The term describes conditions in which a person is removed from social interaction -- hence, an isolated self.