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Autism

  1. 1. Autism Mitchell Buckley Mr. Holley 3rd Period H.I. 2011
  2. 2. What is Autism? <ul><li>“A group of neurobiological disorders that are characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication and by abnormalities in behaviors, interests, and activities” (Britannica). </li></ul>http://6o8.org/wpcontent/uploads/2010/09/Autism.gif
  3. 3. Autism’s Characteristics <ul><li>Delay in language skills, play habits, or ability to interact with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated movements such as flapping of the arms, rotating an object, or biting their hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Some children will have outbursts of laughter or cry for no apparent reason. </li></ul><ul><li>(Teen Health and Wellness). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Life-long Impacts of Disability <ul><li>Greater difficulty with social interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Trouble understanding others’ thoughts, feelings, and emotions. </li></ul><ul><li>(Teen Health and Wellness). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assistance Needed <ul><li>Structured, predictable schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Special education programs. </li></ul><ul><li>(Salem Press). </li></ul>http://www.displaysforschools.com/autism.gif
  6. 6. Therapy Needed <ul><li>Speech, physical, and occupational therapies to help people with autism control their symptoms. </li></ul><ul><li>(Salem Press). </li></ul>http://www.crosscreekcounseling.com/Images/autism08.jpg
  7. 7. How Can I Help? <ul><li>Be understanding of those with autism because they have a hard time with social interactions and schooling. They cannot tell emotions or understand others’ feelings as well. </li></ul>http://www.iloveachildwithautism.com/images/IamMoreThanAutism1.jpg
  8. 8. The End <ul><li>Autism is a terrible disorder, but it can be treated with assistance and therapy. While there are some low-functioning people suffering from autism, many are high-functioning and very productive members of society. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;autism spectrum disorder (ASD).&quot; Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online . Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 07 Apr. 2011. < http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1527208/autism-spectrum-disorder >. </li></ul><ul><li>Carothers, Krista. &quot;Autism.&quot; Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2011. Web. 7 Apr. 2011. < http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/57/autism >. </li></ul><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>

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