By: Ava Devine, A2 - 11/17/14

Introduction to Ausim

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder that causes the mind to act differently. When you have autism it is hard to communicate with other people.There is no official cure/medical test for autism. But people who have trouble with things (autism) they see a therapist/friend/family member. Some causes of ASD are if someone with the same genes or your surrounding that you are in. Some symptoms are social interaction. Some examples are when they communicate or in their behavior. Children can get diagnosed with it at 18 months to 4 years old. It is common to get in your genes if someone had it in your family. As you can see these are some causes of autism.

10 Facts About Autism

  1. ASD is short for Autism spectrum disorder

  2. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disability that can cause communication and behavioral challenges.

  3. Signs of ASD can begin during early childhood

  4. ASD is difficult because there is no medical test to detect the disorder

  5. Autism has no cure

  6. Scientists found out that genes are a risk factor of having Autism and the person has a greater chance of having ASD

  7. People who have ASD often have trouble talking and understanding words at a young age

  8. Some people with ASD are really good at music, computers, or art

  9. About 40% of people with ASD have an average or above-average intelligence

  10. There is no real cure for Autism, you help by learning new things.

5 facts that someone can do to Help Autism

  1. If you have ASD you can go to a speech therapist, psychologist, occupational therapist, and a teacher

  2. A child might want to communicate so they point to pictures

  3. If someone has ASD you can play games. For example if it is an educational game you would play with them that would make them smarter because the smarter they are the more you can talk to them like a normal person

  4. Take something they enjoy because they will like it but they just won’t express them

  5. With an early diagnosis you should go to the doctor right away


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