AutismAwareness<br />By: Kaitlin Brennan<br />Mrs. Oren <br />Period 1 <br />	Google Images<br />
Thesis<br />Autism spectrum disorder starts out at a young age and continues into adulthood with delays in social interact...
History<br />The word “autism” has been used for over 100 years<br />Autism comes from “Autos”; Greek<br />EugenBleuler, f...
History Continued …<br />Leo Kanner, first to introduce autism to the world<br />1960’s; medical researchers had an unders...
What is Autism <br />A Severe developmental disorder<br />First signs begin at birth or early childhood<br />Affects a chi...
Signs of Autism <br />3 main problem areas <br />Social, language, and behavior <br />Children diagnosed with autism usual...
Social Skills <br />Fails to respond to his or her name<br /> Poor eye contact<br />Tends not to listen at times<br />Rest...
Language Skills <br />Begins talking later than other children<br />Loses the ability to say words or sentences<br />Does ...
Behavior Skills <br />Has repetitive movement; rocking, spinning or hand-flapping<br />Specific routines <br />Becomes ups...
The mystery <br />Where is the cure?<br />Why is every case different?<br />Will there ever be a cure? <br />Solve the puz...
Solve the puzzle  <br />The banner- stands for the complexity and mystery of autism<br />Puzzle pieces- stand for hope in ...
		"We are not born to suffer. We are born to thrive. If you live in a dry area and your garden receives little water, you ...
Causes <br />30%-50% cases inherited<br />Brain dysfunctions<br />Genetic disorder, involves several genes <br />Unclear w...
Common?<br />Past- 5 children in 10,000<br />Present- 60 children in 10,000, since the 1990’s <br />More common for boys t...
Types of Autism <br />Autism Spectrum Disorder <br />Pervasive development disorder (PDD)<br />Asperger's syndrome<br />Re...
Treatment <br />Varies on the different needs<br />3 Categories<br />behavior and communication therapy<br />medical and d...
Help the Cause<br />Websites<br />Getting Involved <br />Walk Events <br />Being Informed<br />http://www.autismspeaks.org...
Future Treatments <br />Researchers, parents, professors <br />Finding a cure<br />Techniques and Treatments<br />Improvin...
Tests and Exams<br />Screen tests at early age<br />Identifying the signs<br />Behavior<br />Physical tests<br />http://ww...
Genetic? <br />Usually more than one autistic child in a family<br />Chromosome 13<br />Passed on<br />Not strong family h...
Pervasive development disorder (PDD)<br />Delays in development of basic skills <br />Confused in many areas<br />Age 3 sy...
Diagnoses<br />Normal development until age 3 <br />Shows signs, begins medical and physical examinations<br />MRI examina...
How is Autism Treated? <br />One affective treatment <br />Educational program for all ages<br />Individual classes <br />...
Autism Awareness Month <br />Since 1970’s<br />Increasing the awareness <br />April – your chance to get involved<br />Wea...
Interaction <br />Slow to act upon<br />Tends to keep to themselves <br />Rather play inside then outside<br />Shows littl...
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment<br />Young children<br />Teaching basic skills<br />One-on-one <br />Programs he...
Medicine Treatment <br />Behavior and emotional problems<br />Aggression, Anxiety, mood swings, tantrums, irritability <br...
Why is Autism called “Autism Spectrum Disorder?”<br />Group of disorders with common features <br />Mild and Severe sympto...
Who does this affect? <br />Boys are more likely, greater impact on girls<br />1.5 million Americans will be affected toda...
Prevention <br />Avoid taking medications/drugs/ alcohol <br />Chemical exposure during pregnancy<br />After birth; early ...
Sensory Issues <br />Sensitive to many things around them<br />Sounds, textures, tastes, smells <br />Sensory problems cau...
Child’s Rights <br />Education for a every grade level <br />The individuals with Disabilities Education Act <br />Free an...
Asperger’s Syndrome <br />Difficult to interact with others<br />Traits of autism <br />Symptoms improve as the person gro...
Autism in an Adult’s eye <br />In school until age 22 <br />Finding a job to meet their needs<br />Programs to help them t...
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  1. 1. AutismAwareness<br />By: Kaitlin Brennan<br />Mrs. Oren <br />Period 1 <br /> Google Images<br />
  2. 2. Thesis<br />Autism spectrum disorder starts out at a young age and continues into adulthood with delays in social interaction, communication, and different skills that are developed. Even though there have been new studies and advances there is still no cure and that is why we never stop trying to solve the puzzle. <br />
  3. 3. History<br />The word “autism” has been used for over 100 years<br />Autism comes from “Autos”; Greek<br />EugenBleuler, first to discover in 1911<br />Emotionally disturbed children <br />http://www.autism-pdd.net<br />
  4. 4. History Continued …<br />Leo Kanner, first to introduce autism to the world<br />1960’s; medical researchers had an understanding of autism<br />1980’s and 90’s; when learning facilities opened for autism<br />Present; Many studies of autism and what it really is<br />http://www.autism-pdd.net<br />
  5. 5. What is Autism <br />A Severe developmental disorder<br />First signs begin at birth or early childhood<br />Affects a child socially, mentally, and emotionally<br />All cases range <br />http://kidshealth.org/<br />Google Images<br />
  6. 6. Signs of Autism <br />3 main problem areas <br />Social, language, and behavior <br />Children diagnosed with autism usually have different symptoms <br /> Signs first start at early infancy of the child<br />Unique Behavior<br />http://www.webmd.com<br />
  7. 7. Social Skills <br />Fails to respond to his or her name<br /> Poor eye contact<br />Tends not to listen at times<br />Restrains themselves from cuddling and holding<br />Is Unaware of others feelings<br />Prefers playing alone <br />http://www.mayoclinic.com<br />
  8. 8. Language Skills <br />Begins talking later than other children<br />Loses the ability to say words or sentences<br />Does not make eye contact when asking questions<br />Speaks with an abnormal tone; might use different voices to talk with<br />Sometimes cannot start a conversation or keep one going<br />May repeat words or phrases, but doesn't understand how to use them <br />http://www.mayoclinic.com<br />
  9. 9. Behavior Skills <br />Has repetitive movement; rocking, spinning or hand-flapping<br />Specific routines <br />Becomes upset at the any change in routines <br />Moves constantly<br />Fascinated by parts of an object<br />Ex. : The spinning wheels of a toy car<br />http://www.mayoclinic.com<br />
  10. 10. The mystery <br />Where is the cure?<br />Why is every case different?<br />Will there ever be a cure? <br />Solve the puzzle <br />http://www.autismbookstore.com<br />
  11. 11. Solve the puzzle <br />The banner- stands for the complexity and mystery of autism<br />Puzzle pieces- stand for hope in finding a cure<br />http://autism.about.com<br />Google Images<br />
  12. 12. "We are not born to suffer. We are born to thrive. If you live in a dry area and your garden receives little water, you plant plants which like dry soil. But when you are given a plant that likes wet soil, you don't kill it, you water it, you spend one of your 1,440 minutes each day watering that plant. Because you know, that given the right care, that little bit of effort can produce spectacular blooms. And so it should be with children like us." - Joshua Muggleton<br />
  13. 13. Causes <br />30%-50% cases inherited<br />Brain dysfunctions<br />Genetic disorder, involves several genes <br />Unclear what causes the genes to mutate <br />http://www.webmd.com<br />Google images<br />
  14. 14. Common?<br />Past- 5 children in 10,000<br />Present- 60 children in 10,000, since the 1990’s <br />More common for boys than girls 4 to 1<br />http://www.netwellness.org<br />
  15. 15. Types of Autism <br />Autism Spectrum Disorder <br />Pervasive development disorder (PDD)<br />Asperger's syndrome<br />Rett syndrome<br />- Only known to be diagnosed in girls <br />Childhood disintegrative disorder<br />http://www.iser.com<br />
  16. 16. Treatment <br />Varies on the different needs<br />3 Categories<br />behavior and communication therapy<br />medical and dietary therapy<br />complementary therapy<br />http://www.healthscout.com<br />
  17. 17. Help the Cause<br />Websites<br />Getting Involved <br />Walk Events <br />Being Informed<br />http://www.autismspeaks.org/walk_events<br />Google Images<br />
  18. 18. Future Treatments <br />Researchers, parents, professors <br />Finding a cure<br />Techniques and Treatments<br />Improving the quality of life <br />http://ezinearticles.com/?Treatment-in-Autism<br />
  19. 19. Tests and Exams<br />Screen tests at early age<br />Identifying the signs<br />Behavior<br />Physical tests<br />http://www.webmd.com<br />
  20. 20. Genetic? <br />Usually more than one autistic child in a family<br />Chromosome 13<br />Passed on<br />Not strong family history<br />http://autism.about.com/od/causesofautism<br />
  21. 21. Pervasive development disorder (PDD)<br />Delays in development of basic skills <br />Confused in many areas<br />Age 3 symptoms show<br />“Pervasive” – to be present throughout<br />Communicating, Routines, Temper, and Behavior problems <br />http://www.medicinenet.com/pervasive_development_disorders<br />
  22. 22. Diagnoses<br />Normal development until age 3 <br />Shows signs, begins medical and physical examinations<br />MRI examination<br />Unusual amount of reflexes; weakness on one side of the body <br />http://www.medicinenet.com/autism<br />
  23. 23. How is Autism Treated? <br />One affective treatment <br />Educational program for all ages<br />Individual classes <br />Taught how to interact and communicate<br />Parents kept up to date <br />http://pediatrics.about.com/od/autism<br />
  24. 24. Autism Awareness Month <br />Since 1970’s<br />Increasing the awareness <br />April – your chance to get involved<br />Wear your ribbon<br />http://www.autism-society.org<br />
  25. 25. Interaction <br />Slow to act upon<br />Tends to keep to themselves <br />Rather play inside then outside<br />Shows little emotion<br />https://health.google.com/health<br />
  26. 26. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment<br />Young children<br />Teaching basic skills<br />One-on-one <br />Programs held at child’s home<br />http://rsaffran.tripod.com<br />
  27. 27. Medicine Treatment <br />Behavior and emotional problems<br />Aggression, Anxiety, mood swings, tantrums, irritability <br />Risperidone- medication for children 5 to 16<br />No medicine to cure the disorder <br />https://health.google.com/health<br />
  28. 28. Why is Autism called “Autism Spectrum Disorder?”<br />Group of disorders with common features <br />Mild and Severe symptoms<br />3 types of autism spectrum disorder <br />Autism Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder <br />http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health<br />
  29. 29. Who does this affect? <br />Boys are more likely, greater impact on girls<br />1.5 million Americans will be affected today only<br />The percentage is raising every year <br />24,000 infants will eventually be diagnosed <br />Will a cure be found from this? <br />http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org<br />
  30. 30. Prevention <br />Avoid taking medications/drugs/ alcohol <br />Chemical exposure during pregnancy<br />After birth; early treatment and diagnosis <br />National Institute of Child Health and Development<br />20 infants with an older sibling with autism will develop autism <br />http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism<br />
  31. 31. Sensory Issues <br />Sensitive to many things around them<br />Sounds, textures, tastes, smells <br />Sensory problems cause the child to want to be left alone or indoors<br />An autistic child’s brain has trouble balancing the senses <br />http://www.mentalhelp.net<br />
  32. 32. Child’s Rights <br />Education for a every grade level <br />The individuals with Disabilities Education Act <br />Free and public education<br />Individual education<br />http://www.autismspeaks.org<br />
  33. 33. Asperger’s Syndrome <br />Difficult to interact with others<br />Traits of autism <br />Symptoms improve as the person grows older<br />Rare disorder <br />http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism<br />
  34. 34. Autism in an Adult’s eye <br />In school until age 22 <br />Finding a job to meet their needs<br />Programs to help them throughout the other years<br />Community help <br />http://autism.emedtv.com<br />

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