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Definition & spectrum

Autism is disorder that start in early childhood.

Spectrum means that all levels and characters and people that have Autism have mild to severe symptom.


Diagnosing an Autism take two steps:

1. Developmental Screening

2. comprehensive diagnostic Evaluation


Among identical twins, if one child Autism, then the other will be affected about 36-95%of the time.If non-identical twin and one has Autism then the other one is affected about 0-31% of the time.ADS is time more common among boy(1 in 42) then among girls(1 in 189
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