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Autism

  1. 1. + Autism By: Najadah Woodley
  2. 2. + What Is Autism?  Autism is a mental condition that makes it hard to communicate and get along well with others.  When you have autism, different parts of the brain fail to work together. Most people with autism will always fail to get along with and talk to others, although others with earlier treatments get better.
  3. 3. + What Are The Different Types of Autism?  The different types of autism are: Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Kanner’s Syndrome.  Autistic Disorder refers to problems with social interactions, communication, and imaginative play in children younger than 3 years old.  Kids with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t have a problem with language, but they have the same social problem as people with Autistic Disorder.  Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), also know as an uncommon autism or atypical. This is for children who have some autistic behaviors, but don’t fit into other categories.
  4. 4. + What Are The Different Types of Autism? (continued)  Rett Syndrome is common in girls, children with Rett syndrome develop normally, but they slowly start to lose their communication and social skills. At the ages of 1 to 4, rapid hand movements replace the purposeful use of the hands.  Childhood Disintegrative Disorder children with this extremely rare disorder develop up until the age of 2 and then they lose most of their communication and social skills.  The last type of autism, Kanner’s Syndrome is known as the early stage of autism in infants that occur before the age of 3 and has the typical autism symptoms.
  5. 5. + What Are The Causes Of Autism?  Some scientists say there isn’t a main cause of autism, but studies show that it is inherited from the parents to the baby.
  6. 6. + What Are The Symptoms Of Autism?  The symptoms of autism include:  A delay in learning to talk or talking at all,  Repeated or overused types of behavior, interests, and play,  Difficulty in verbal communication or any types of communication,  The inability to participate in a conversation, And…  A difficulty in adjusting to changes in routines or familiar surroundings.
  7. 7. + How To Prevent Autism.  To prevent the risk of having a child with autism do not take any drugs, unless a doctor approves or do not drink any alcoholic beverages of any kind while you are pregnant, and if you are diagnosed with celiac disease or German measles, you have to get an immunization shot immediately.
  8. 8. + Links  http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/autism-topic-overview  http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/understanding-autismbasics
  9. 9. + The End!
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