Autism is a brain disorder that often makes it
hard to communicate with and relate to others.
Autism affects more children in
America then cancer, diabetes, and
AIDS combined
Every 1 in 88 -110 children
Perhaps as ma...
Every person on the autism spectrum exhibits
different kinds of behaviors, from mild to
severe - there is no “typical” per...
Symptoms of autism almost always occur before a child is 3 years old
• A delay in learning to talk
• Not talking at all
• ...
Symptoms of Autism
• No eye contact
Symptoms of Autism
• A preference to play alone rather than
with others
Symptoms of Autism
• Repeated motions and/or behaviors (body
rocking, hand flapping…)
• Repetitive speech
Symptoms of Autism
• Unusual attachment to objects
• Overly fascinated with specific topics (trading cards,
Presidents, di...
Symptoms of Autism
Children with Autism have difficulty
communicating with others. They
often do not know or are not capab...
What can you do?
• Say hello!
• Invite him/her to sit at your lunch table.
• Play a game together on the computer.
• Step ...
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  1. 1. Autism is a brain disorder that often makes it hard to communicate with and relate to others.
  2. 2. Autism affects more children in America then cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined Every 1 in 88 -110 children Perhaps as many as 1 in 54 in boys http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20120329/autism-rates-cdc-2012 http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism
  3. 3. Every person on the autism spectrum exhibits different kinds of behaviors, from mild to severe - there is no “typical” person with autism.
  4. 4. Symptoms of autism almost always occur before a child is 3 years old • A delay in learning to talk • Not talking at all • Seeming to be deaf (although hearing tests are normal)
  5. 5. Symptoms of Autism • No eye contact
  6. 6. Symptoms of Autism • A preference to play alone rather than with others
  7. 7. Symptoms of Autism • Repeated motions and/or behaviors (body rocking, hand flapping…) • Repetitive speech
  8. 8. Symptoms of Autism • Unusual attachment to objects • Overly fascinated with specific topics (trading cards, Presidents, dinosaurs…)
  9. 9. Symptoms of Autism Children with Autism have difficulty communicating with others. They often do not know or are not capable of expressing themselves. They may yell or shout. They may become very frustrated because we don’t understand what they want. • Difficulty understanding the feeling of others (pain, sadness…) • Getting very upset in a change of routine
  10. 10. What can you do? • Say hello! • Invite him/her to sit at your lunch table. • Play a game together on the computer. • Step in if you see any bullying.

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