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  1. 1. What is known about autism?<br />Stacy Calhoun<br />Argosy University<br />February 24, 2011<br />
  2. 2. What is Known About Autism? <br />
  3. 3. Signs of autism<br />Easily becomes frustrated<br />Needs assistance with performing tasks<br />The child could become violently aggressive<br />
  4. 4. The affects of autism<br />
  5. 5. The possible causes of autism<br />Vaccinations<br />Genetics<br />
  6. 6. How genetic disorders are being linked to autism<br />
  7. 7. Treatment <br />Speech therapy<br />Behavioral therapy<br />Occupational therapy<br />
  8. 8. 5 tips for parents/caregivers <br />
  9. 9. Diagnosis <br />
  10. 10. conclusion<br />In conclusion autism affects millions of people, but the exact cause is still unknown. Autism is believed to be a genetic disorder and is caused by environmental factors. Autism affects an individual’s developmental learning and behavior and education is key when finding the treatment options which works best for each individual. Early diagnosis and treatment are the ways in which an individual with autism could receive the help that is needed. <br />
  11. 11. References<br />  <br />America Press. 201.12 (November 2, 2009):5. An untreated Epidemic. Retrieved on February 1, 2011 from /209713527/fulltext?accountid=34899<br /> Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks It’s time to listen and Design 2007. (2005-2011) Autism Speaks inc. Retrieved on January 28, 2011 from<br /> <br />Genetics and Environmental Health Week. August 19, 2009. Autism; Recently Released Data from the National Survey of Children's Health Reports That Autism Now Affects 1% of Children and is More Common Than Children's Cancer, Diabetes, and AIDS Combined. Retrieved on January 18, 2010 from   <br />Halsey Na; Hyman, S L Pediatrics May 2001. Evanston. Volume 107 Issue 5. Pp. E 84 American Academy of Pediatrics. Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autistic spectrum disorder: report from the new challenges in childhood immunizations conference convened in oak brook, illinois, june 12-13, 2000.<br /> Retrieved on January 28, 2011 from /228325286/abstract?accountid=34899<br />
  12. 12. References<br />Klein, Melissa (2007) All about Autism Current Health 2. Volume 34 Issue 2. Pp. 26-29. Lynn A. Dell, clinical director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. Stated, “There is no known cure for autism, but there are many effective approaches to treating it, including behavioral, speech, and occupational therapies, as cited in Klein, Melissa(2007) <br /> Retrieved on January 28, 2011 from /211710685/fulltext?accountid=34899<br /> <br />Mercer, L; Creighton, S; Holden, J J A; Lewis M E S Journal of Genetic Counseling. 15.1 February 2006 Parental Perspectives on the causes of an autism Spectrum Disorder in their children. Retrieved on January 28, 2011 from<br />PR Newswire Association LLC [New York] 21 December 2010. National Autism Association Applauds Legislation Establishing National Institute to Fight Autism Epidemic. Retrieved on January 13, 2011 from ext/12CE57E1B64468A09F4/1?accountid=34899<br />
  13. 13. References<br /> <br />PR Newswire Association LLC [New York] January 10, 2011. Autism Support Network Grows Autism Resource Database, Now lists Service Providers Across 58 countries. Retrieved on January 13, 2011 from E5BA0BAB18427E3B/3?accountid=34899<br /> <br />Steuernagel, Trudy. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 16.3 (Winter 2005): 138-146. Increases in Identified Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Policy Implications. Retrieved on Janurary 13, 2011 from<br /> <br />Taylor, Brent; Miller, Elizabeth; Farrington, C. Paddy; Maria-Christina Petropoulos. Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: No epidemiological evidence for a causal association. The Lancet 353.9169. (June 2, 1999). 2026-9 Retrieved on January 13, 2011 from<br /> <br />