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This is a Powerpoint Presentation I made with a fellow student in my Education 196 class.

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  1. 2. <ul><li>Autism is a complex developmental disability </li></ul><ul><li>Results in social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication problems </li></ul><ul><li>Generally occurs before the age of three </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>The name autism first came from Dr. Leo Kanner </li></ul><ul><li>For years after Kanner’s studies, many other notes were added to his ideas that did a poor job of labeling people with autism </li></ul><ul><li>During the late 1960s, this was tried to be stopped </li></ul>
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  4. 6. <ul><li>Spotting Signs of Autism </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Does not babble or point by age one </li></ul><ul><li>Does not say single words by 16 months </li></ul><ul><li>Does not say two-word phrases on his or her own by the age of 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Poor eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive lining up or grouping of toys </li></ul><ul><li>No smiling or social responsiveness </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Sex of Child </li></ul><ul><li>Family History </li></ul><ul><li>Other disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Paternal age </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism </li></ul><ul><li>67 children are diagnosed per day </li></ul><ul><li>A new case is being diagnosed every 20 min. </li></ul><ul><li>More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. </li></ul><ul><li>Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year…..which is expected to increase during the next ten years </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Currently there is no cure, but certain things might help reduce symptoms of autism </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior and communication therapies </li></ul><ul><li>Educational therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Drug therapy </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>&quot;Do not worry about your problems with mathematics. I assure you, mine are far greater.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Spread the word. Tell your friends about autism. Knowledge is power. </li></ul><ul><li>April is Autism Awareness Month </li></ul><ul><li>There are many organizations out there that are searching for a cure that you could donate money to. </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>The Autism Awareness Ribbon- The puzzle pattern reflects the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. The brightness of the ribbon signals hope—hope that through increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and appropriate treatments, people with autism will lead fuller, more complete lives. </li></ul>