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Autism

  1. 1. Autism By: Dorian Altamirano Mr. Holley H.I 3rd Period
  2. 2. About Autism <ul><li>“Autism is a severe disorder of brain function marked by problems with social contact, intelligence, and language, together with ritualistic or compulsive behavior and bizarre responses to the environment.” (Gale Science) </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Autism <ul><li>Some people that are autistic are born with it, others develop it throughout their lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>The person who first identified autism was Dr. Leo Kanner </li></ul><ul><li>Autism was first discovered in the 1940’s (Wood) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Autism Characteristics <ul><li>People are able to realize autism on a baby between 24 and 30 months </li></ul><ul><li>Parents will notice that their child will start flapping their arms more, and will delay their play habits. (Wood) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Symptoms <ul><li>For Autism, the symptoms differ everyday due to the child’s behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Children with Autism will not be socially active. (Wood) </li></ul>http://health.salempress.com/na101/home/literatum/publisher/salemhealth/content-images/ph_Genetics-Autism.jpg
  6. 6. Life time effect/ Care needed <ul><li>Some people with autism suffer from other disorders as well, including seizures, mental retardation, and genetic disorders, such as fragile X syndrome. (Salem Press) </li></ul><ul><li>There is no cure for autism but doctors do observe communication skills and also behavior (Wood) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Treatment/ How I can help <ul><li>To improve their odds of learning, autistic children attend special education program </li></ul><ul><li>I can help someone with autism by attending a special education class and help them with their learning and communication skills. (Wood) </li></ul>
  8. 8. The End <ul><li>Many people can and should help people with disabilities. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>Wood, Debra. &quot;Autism.&quot; Genetics & Inherited Conditions . Ed. Jeffrey A. Knight, 3d ed. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010. Salem Health Web. 07 Apr. 2011. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Photos Cited <ul><li>http://health.salempress.com/na101/home/literatum/publisher/salemhealth/content-images/ph_Genetics-Autism.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://topnews.ae/images/Autism-Awareness-Day.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.medinik.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Augmentative-communication-for-autism.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hawaiipirc.org/images/handbook/kh-go-doctor.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thejoyfulteacher.com/images/bigstockphoto_hand_shake_black_white_120038.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://ridgewoodfrontporch.com/files/2010/02/Ridgewood-Fireworks1.jpg </li></ul>

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