By: Tavia McKan

What is autism?

A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

How is autism caused?

Autism is caused by Rubella in the pregnant mother,Tuberous sclerosis and Encephalitis.

What are the symptoms of autism?

Inappropriate social interaction, poor eye contact, compulsive behavior, impulsivity, repetitive movements, self-harm, or persistent repetition of words or actions are symptoms . Also,learning disability or speech delay in a child and intense interest in a limited number of things or problem paying attention.

Can it be prevented?

Autism can be prevented if you do not drink alcoholic beverages and if you don't use tobacco.

How can autism be detected?

Doctors look at the child's behavior and development to make a diagnosis. Also, it can be detected at 18 months or younger.

What are treatment options for autism?

There are medicines and therapy for autism.
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