Autism

By:Michelle Olson

Wat is autism?

Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, kids who have autism have a difficult time communicating and having relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

Different types of autism

Regressive Autistic Spectrum Disorder

What It Is: Like autism, except that a child appears to develop normally until 18 to 24 months. It occurs in about 20 to 30 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders.


Pervasive Developmental Disorder

What It Is: A child has a few autistic traits but doesn't meet the full criteria for an autism diagnosis.


Asperger's Syndrome

What It Is: A milder form of autism, usually diagnosed between ages 2 and 6, in which a child has good language skills and average to above-average intelligence but is socially awkward and engages in odd, repetitive behaviors.


Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)

What It Is: A very rare disorder in which normally developing children lose motor, language, social, and potty skills around ages 2 to 4.


Rett Syndrome

What It Is: An extremely rare disorder, similar to CDD, which occurs only in girls.

Symptoms

  • communication difficulties
  • social challenges
  • repetitive behavior

When do you develop autism?

  • autism can’t be reliably diagnosed until around 2 years of age

  • but it is possible for it to come earlier than 2 years old

Can you prevent autism?


  • yes , the use of Folic Acid during pregnancy can help prevent your kid to have autism, but there isn't a 100% that it will work.
  • folic acid is found in some foods including, leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, and whole grains.

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