Autism

Kailey Wilkerson

Autism is

a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

symptoms and effects of autism

they may result in relatively mild challenges or in repetitive behaviors and lack of spoken language interfere with everyday life.
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diagnosis

specially trained physicians and administers do specific autism behavioral tests. You can tell when they fail to make eye contact, don't respond to their name, and playing with toys in unusual repetitive ways.

Treatment

it varies from each person to the next, it depends on how bad it is. you can do behavioral treatments, medicines or both. You can also take them into therapy.
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how do you get autism

it comes from one of the two things, either genes or environmental factors. Some of these things include the parents’ age during sex, problems during pregnancy or delivering, sickness or medicine from the mom during pregnancy, or the baby doesn't get enough oxygen to the brain during prenatal development. it could also be the diet your child has.

how it can be prevented

getting medicine against rubella (German measles) before getting pregnant can prevent rubella-associated autism. don't take any drugs during pregnancy. don't drink any alcohol while pregnant. frequently get tested for many things that can cause autism.