Autism affects people in different ways. It is usually diagnosed by age 3. It can be mild or very severe.

Symptoms: Rocking, spinning, jumping head banging. The Autistic person doesn't understand social cues.

How is it diagnosed? A specialist called a Psychologist can identify the disorder. He will determine how serious it is.

How do you get it? It can be a combination of environment and genetics. Sometimes there is no know cause. Other times it might be because of a chromosome problem, or even a childhood immunization. It causes a problem in a babie's brain development.

Treatment: There is no cure for Autism. Treatment can begin at pre-school age. The treatment helps children with language. There might also be some medication to keep the child from hurting himself.