The Genetic Disorder: Autism
By: Megan Pace
Summary of what happens to a person that has this genetic disorder.
When a person gets Autism, they have problems with verbal and nonverbal communication. They also have repetitive behaviors, such as rocking, spinning, twirling, or jumping. They could also have severely limited activities and interests. 30% of the kids with autism have some physical alteration in early development.
It is usually diagnosed by the age of three.
How do you get this disorder?
What can a doctor do to help this disorder?
How is this disorder treated (how are the people who have this disorder helped to feel better)?
Two important facts about this disorder.
According to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention in 2007, autism spectrum disorders now affect 1 in every 150 children in the United States.Autism diagnoses are increasing at the rate of 10 to 17 percent per year.