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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a …

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a
group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social,
communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing to
provide essential data on ASDs, search for risk factors and causes, and develop
resources that help identify children with ASDs as early as possible.

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  • 1. Fitango Education Health Topics Autismhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30
  • 2. Overview Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing tohttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 1
  • 3. Overview provide essential data on ASDs, search for risk factors and causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASDs as early as possible.http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 2
  • 4. Symptoms ASDs (Autism spectrum disorders) begin before the age of 3 and last throughout a persons life, although symptoms may improve over time. Some children with an ASD show hints of future problemshttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 3
  • 5. Symptoms within the first few months of life. In others, symptoms might not show up until 24 months or later. Some children with an ASD seem to develop normally until around 18 to 24 months of age and then they stop gaining new skills, or they lose the skills they once had.http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 4
  • 6. Symptoms A person with an ASD might: -- Not respond to their name by 12 months -- Not point at objects to show interest (point at an airplane flying over) by 14 months -- Not play "pretend" games (pretendhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 5
  • 7. Symptoms to "feed" a doll) by 18 months -- Avoid eye contact and want to be alone -- Have trouble understanding other peoples feelings or talking about their own feelingshttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 6
  • 8. Symptoms -- Have delayed speech and language skills -- Repeat words or phrases over and over (echolalia) -- Give unrelated answers to questions -- Get upset by minor changeshttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 7
  • 9. Symptoms -- Have obsessive interests -- Flap their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles -- Have unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feelhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 8
  • 10. Treatment There are many different types of treatments available. For example, auditory training, discrete trial training, vitamin therapy, anti-yeast therapy, facilitated communication, musichttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 9
  • 11. Treatment therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and sensory integration. The different types of treatments can generally be broken down into the following categories:http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 10
  • 12. Treatment -- Behavior and Communication Approaches -- Dietary Approaches -- Medication -- Complementary and Alternative Medicinehttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=30 11