Autism Spectrum Disorder
BY: Nicole Kimtis
What is Autism?
Onset of Autism
Body System/Systems affected
How do you know you have ASD?
Signs and Symtoms
Have obsessive interests
Short attention span
Cause self harm
Delayed speech and Language skills
Rock their body
Spin in circles
Kick and Bite when they don't get, own way
Throw a Tantrum
There is NO treatment for this disease. Doctors can give you ways to help it by using Educational/ Behavioral interventions, medication and some other therapies.
My cousin Joey Spaulding has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He also has another rare disease called Mitochondrial Disorder. It is very difficult to function having both of these diseases but somehow Joey manages to do it. I chose this condition because I have always been so intrigued with kids that have Autistic Disabilities. I enjoy watching the way their bodies move and the different ways they try to communicate or try to get your attention. Joey is a great kid and no person should have to be born like this. I am impressed with the patience my aunt Stephanie has with Joey. Although Joey's disorder is often quite noticeable he is very special and I love spending time with him.
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