Things about Autism

INFORMATION ABOUT AUTISM

what is autism??

Autism is an brain disorder also phrased (ASD) is a range of complex brain development disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome. it appears in all ethnic groups an boys are 4 to 5 times more likely to have it than girls

is it genetic?? how does the baby get it??

the condition is considered to be primarily genetic. Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism is complex and it is unclear doctors are still trying to figure out how it comes along .if you have twins its a 90 precent chance the other twin will have it .its a very complex disorder test are ran on the brain to learn many ways how autism is transferred .Mutations in different sets of genes may be involved in different autistic individuals. There may be significant interactions among mutations in several genes, or between the environment and mutated genes but its so complex doctors still don't know certain reasons how it is transferred.

what are some symptoms ??

  • they may withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can’t understand social cues. repetitive movements such as rocking and twirling .abusive behavior
  • ''no babbling or pointing by age 1
  • no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2
  • no response to name
  • loss of language or social skills
  • poor eye contact
  • excessive lining up of toys or objects
  • no smiling or social responsiveness.''

Names of places that are doin research on autism

''The NIH/ACC involves the participation of seven NIH Institutes and Centers: the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The NIH/ACC has been instrumental in the understanding of and advances in ASD research. The NIH/ACC also participates in the broader Federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) that is composed of representatives from various component agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the U.S. Department of Education and other government organizations.

In fiscal years 2007 and 2008, NIH began funding the 11 Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE), coordinated by the NIH/ACC. The ACEs are investigating early brain development and functioning, social interactions in infants, rare genetic variants and mutations, associations between autism-related genes and physical traits, possible environmental risk factors and biomarkers, and a potential new medication treatment.''

(Autism Fact Sheet," NINDS. Publication date September 2009.

NIH Publication No. 09-1877)

is there a cure ??

people ask well is there a cure for autism can my child get treatment?? while there is not a cure for autism but there's treatments an physical therpay .training to sharpen motor skills vision ,hearing ,speech etc they train the brain and help devoplment of the brain. doctors are researching running tests on the brain to find different ways to help people with autism. parents can take there child to get this physical training at
Autism Spectrum Disorders - The Critical Facts

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