Things about Autism
INFORMATION ABOUT AUTISM
what is autism??
is it genetic?? how does the baby get it??
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 ??
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