The nervous system controls the brain.The brain makes sure your sensory system works. It runs your movement, how you feel about things, behavior, memory, language, and how you understand things.People with autism have higher levels of protein in the brain.
boys are 4 times more likely than girls to get it
1 in 166 kids
try to diagnose as early as possible, $2.5 million campaign to teach people how to see signs early
40% have above average intelligence.
- 60% range from mild to severe
blood tests show higher levels of proteins at birth
- Checklist in Autism in Toddlers (CHAT)
Signs and Symptoms
child not responding to their name
not babbling or pointing to things by 1
no eye contact
repeating lining up objects
poor social skills
not playing peek a boo
fast head growth between 6 to 14 months
needs to be individual for each child
gluten free diet
behavior intervention- playing games to help kids learn how to speak and to help with social skills
The life expectancy is normal for people with autism.