Autism Spectrum Disorder

By:Nick Pellerin

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism In A Nutshell

Autism is a disorder that effects the brain by sending false information to the brain, making everything harder that a normal person can do with barley even thinking. Autism sets people apart making each Autistic person have their own lifestyle and personality.

Statistics About Autism

Autism affects about 1 in 68 people around the world, this means more than 3.5 million Americans suffer from Autism.
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How This Disorder Affects The Body

Autism affects the brain, and it makes everyday things from brushing your teeth to socializing with your friends. Retaining school information or remembering who their friends are can be difficult with Autism.

Average Brain


  • correct communication signals
  • correct movement signals
  • normal amount of brain fibers

Autistic Brain


  • sometimes sends false communication signals
  • sends abnormal movement functions
  • unusual number of nerve fibers

Who Is Affected

Autism is 5 times more common in boys than girls. Autism targets young children, you are usually born with the disorder or in other cases it is diagnosed between the ages of 18 months and 4 years.
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Spectrum Of Autism

The Autism spectrum ranges in many different ways for these people who are suffering with this disorder. For someone on the lower side of the spectrum may only have slight differences between them and one who does not suffer.

How Do You Get It

You get Autism from the way your genetics are set up in your body.

Diagnosis

Most of the time you are born with Autism, in other cases it is diagnosed between the ages of 18 months and 4 years. Doctors can diagnose you with Autism if you have the symptoms of Autism earlier in age before 18 months.

Symptoms

Autism Affects the brain, this is caused because the Autistic brain sends false signals to the body. Autistic people develop slower, they might be in eighth grade and still act like a 5th grader. They sometimes have a hard time understanding common sense or jokes, they might take it to an offensive level. Each Autistic person is completely different in many ways, some may be very brilliant when others might struggle in school.

Treatment

There is no cure for Autism but with the right treatment people can learn easier. Every Autistic person has his own needs to learn, some might need an AID at their side when others are more advanced and can learn on their own. There are different types of therapy for Autism ranging from- behavioral, and anger to speech therapy. If an Autistic person gets the right amount of treatment they can enjoy school.

Prognosis

The life expectancy for someone for Autism is the same for an average person.

Connections

I know actually a lot of people with this condition. I was inspired to research on this disease because one of my science role models (Albert Einstein) had this disease.