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The growth of autism as a disability makes us to grow to reach out to families living with autism.

The growth of autism as a disability makes us to grow to reach out to families living with autism.

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  • Before we begin the course, let&apos;s dispel a few myths about autism.When we use the term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) we are referring to all pervasive developmental disorders that make up the autism spectrum - ASP, PDD-NOS. <br /> The myths: <br /> Environmental factors such as stress cause autism. <br /> Autism is the result of bad parenting. <br /> Autism is a mental illness caused by psychological factors such as early-life trauma. <br /> The facts: <br /> While no single specific cause of autism is known, current research links autism to biological or neurological differences in the brain. Some studies of individuals with autism have shown abnormalities in several regions of the brain, including the cerebellum, amygdala, and hippocampus. <br />
  • While no single specific cause of autism is known, current research links autism to <br />
  • However, continued research has provided a clearer understanding of the disorder and has led to better treatments and therapies. <br /> However, the majority of individuals with ASD will continue to exhibit some symptoms in varying degrees throughout their lives. <br /> The most effective programs share an emphasis on early, appropriate, and intensive interventions. To accommodate the diverse needs of individuals with ASD, effective approaches should be individualized, flexible, re-evaluated regularly, and provide the child with opportunities for generalization. Parents should investigate any and all treatments thoroughly and use caution before subscribing to any particular treatment. <br />

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  • AUTISM An Insight into AUTISM INTRODUCTION A Care4Autism Initiative Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • What is AutismSpectrumDisorder? Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • General Characteristics Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Poor eye contact  Minimal response to name  Resist changes in routine  Hand flapping & Toe walking, movements such as spinning, rocking or jumping  Anxiety
  • Behavioral Characteristics Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Inappropriate laughing or giggling  Tantrums  Crying/tantrum for no reason identifiable by others  Over attachment to inanimate objects  Abnormal fear responses (too much or too little fear)  Over-active or under-active  Self injurious behavior
  • Communication Characteristics  Uses gestures or pointing, rather than words  Echolalia (repeating words or phrases)  Atypical patterns of speech Repeating words and phrases Atypical speech patterns Gestures COMMUNICATION Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • Social Characteristics  Lack of interest in social interaction  Limited eye contact  Ritualistic play patterns (spinning, lining objects)  Limited joint attention Limited joint attention Ritualistic play Difficulty with pragmatics Limited eye contact Lack of interest SOCIAL Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • Myths Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Environmental factors such as stress cause autism  Autism is the result of bad parenting  Autism is a mental illness caused by psychological factors such as early-life trauma
  • Facts Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Biological or neurological differences in the brain  Viral infections such as encephalitis (is an acute inflammation of the brain) or congenital rubella (viral infection during pregnancy)  Exposure to alcohol and drugs such as cocaine  Genetic/chromosomal factors
  • Truth About Autism: Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the World  Over 1.5 million individuals in the United States and over half billion in India have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder  The diagnosis rate for autism is rising 10-17% each year  Males are 4 times more likely than females to be diagnosed with autism  The symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations, from mild to severe
  • How Can Autism Be Treated? Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  There is currently no cure for autism  Early intervention can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals with autism  Therapeutic Approaches viz Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Functional Academics, Music Therapy, Group Therapy
  • Treatment Options Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Special Education  Music Therapy  Hydro Therapy  Speech-Language Therapy  Related Services - OT  Communication  Intensive Autism Services  Sensory Integration
  • Educational Treatment Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA); consists of several approaches including Lovaas, Discrete Trial Teaching, and Intensive Behavioral Intervention  Relationship-based developmental approach; also known as Floortime  Social Skills  TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped Children)
  • Educating Children on the Autism Spectrum Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  The school must evaluate the child for a suspected disability, develop an individualized education plan (IEP)  Provide related services (speech, OT, Sensory Integration) as indicated by the evaluation  The role of the evaluation is to identify if an educational disability exists, NOT to make a medical diagnosis  The educational evaluation team must include a professional with knowledge and experience in the area of autism
  • Biological orBiomedical Treatment Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society  Diet (Gluten Free Casein Free)  Vitamins  Medication (e.g., to reduce aggression, self-injury, hyperactivity, mood disorders, etc.)
  • Last but not the least  We need to identify and help these children with learning Disabilities through Early Intervention  We need to help raise awareness through  Accept individuals with SLD  Help families living with disabilities overcome the initial shock and stigma.  Help families with financial support get the best education and Therapies. Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society How Schools can help ? How Society can help ?
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  • CfA Journey till now RKPuramCenter Psychology Center Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • We are in Bolarum now The Largest Center in South India with 10,000 sft Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • Center for Alternative Residential Environment for Children & Adults with Autism The Autism Friendly Village – Our up-coming Residential School - Hyderabad Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • How you can help?  For buying equipment for the center  To buy communication device ( Tablet device) for Non- Verbal children  Any donation in cash will help for therapies for parents with low- incomes.  To help establish the first of its kind Residential facility for children with In Kind In Cash/Cheque Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society
  • Payment Methods We Accept DONATION S as low as Rs 365/- This is the POWER of 1 @ Rs 1/- per day. Over and above this is to your discretion.  We prefer payments by Cheque  Please demand a proper reciept for every cheque issued  Cheques to be drawn in favour of Care for Autism Center ( Pan # ABBAC0954F )  By Direct Deposit into HDFC A/C 15551450000114  IFSC Code : HDFC0001555 Simply Give - A unit of CfA Society