Autism

Noah Beam and Austin Belschner

Definition

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.

Causes

There is no known cause for autism spectrum disorder, but it is accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism compared to in neurotypical children.

Strategys for Child

-Be consistent

-Stick to a schedule

-Reward good behavior

-Create a home safety zone

Facts

Every age group can be affected by autism and it is hereditary, completely biased upon genetics. The affects upon the fetus can be cause miscarriage, preterm birth, and other pregnancy complications. SSRI anti depressant used during pregnancy is linked to pregnancy complications and risks for the baby including what may be an increased risk of autism.
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Facts Part 2

According to the national institutes of health ( NIH), treatment for autism can include the following : behavioral management therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, early intervention, educational and school based therapies, joint attention therapy, medication treatment, nutritional therapy, occupational therapy. All these can help cure for autism. To prevent autism regular checkups, no alcohol, and no drugs. Another association for autism is Association for Science In Autism Treatment ( ASAT )