The whole spectrum

made by Garrett Baker and Ryan Soughou period 2, 4 vargo

What is autism?

Autism is a disorder that limits ability to interact and communicate socially.


  • unusual skills with puzzles and music
  • difficulty moving on their own
  • repetitive movements
  • different social interaction
  • attention and health disorders


  • Abnormality in the brain
  • cells fail to bind seritonin
  • lower number of purkinje
  • you can see autism in early brain development usually around age 3-4
  • unlike other diseases the doctor guesses if the person is autistic instead of doing blood samples or other medical tests
  • often there is no single word phrases before 16 months
  • no 2 word phrases by 2 years old


  • 1/68 children develop autism
  • boys are 4 times as likely to develop autism than girls
  • 1/42 boys will develop autism
  • 1/189 girls will develop autism
  • autistic people are more likely to develop epilepsy than others

works cited

"Autism Spectrum Disorder." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 Mar. 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

"Autism." Teen's Health. Ed. Raphael Bernier. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Jan. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

Rodier, Patricia M. "Autism." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

made on 4/21/15