Answer: There can be several reasons. There is not supposed to be any globally defined reason, since it can vary from person to person. I may have autism myself, but disclosing information on why I have it irrelevant, as there are relatively few people who understand hallucinogenic behaviour.
Do you find social situations confusing? Do you find it hard to make small talk? Do you tend to turn any conversation back onto yourself or my own topic of interest? Are you good at picking up details and facts? Do you find it hard to work out what other people are thinking and feeling? Can you focus on certain things for very long periods? Do people often say that you were rude even when this was unintentional? Do you have unusually strong, narrow interests? Do you do certain things in a very inflexible, repetitive way? Have you always had difficulty making friends?
If you answered "Yes" to most of these questions, then that is probably why. Thsese are all signs of Autism.
Answer: The definition for the word autism is "a mental condition, presentfrom early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicatingand forming relationships with other people and in using languageand abstract concepts."
Answer: It depends on which component of autism you are refering to. A deficit in language, socialization and language are typically present in order to get a diagnosis of autism. I am a behavioral interventionist and work with children with autism daily. I would highly recommend researching Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to gain more information. Essentially, ABA addresses each component of autism from a behavioral perspective and has been clinically shown to have significant effects on the treatment of children with autism. This is by far the most widely used method (behaviorally speaking) for children with autism.
Answer: Response: The American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - IV-TR (2000) defines Autistic Disorder as a pervasive developmental disorder that is characterized by three major symptoms - impairment in social interactions, impairments in communication, and restrictive repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior.
For a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, impairments in social interactions must include two of the following: lack of eye contact or other gestures to regulate social interactions, failure to develop developmentally appropriate relationships with peers, a lack of desire to share enjoyment with others, or a lack of social or emotional reciprocity.
Impairments in communication must be manifested in one of three forms of impairment including a delay of or complete lack of language development, inability to initiate or sustain conversation with others, repetitive use of language, or lack of spontaneous make-believe play or social imitative language.
Restrictive repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior must be manifested in one of the following ways: preoccupation with one or more stereotyped behaviors or interests that is disproportionally intense, extreme inflexibility with routine, stereotyped or repetitive movements, or a preoccupation with specific parts of objects.
One or more of these symptoms must be delayed or abnormally functioning prior to age 3. Response: Autistic Disorder is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder. The following notes are taken from the DSM-IV. There are various symptoms that, in certain combinations, indicate the presence of Autistic Disorder. What is given here is informational, and it is not sufficient to determine a diagnosis. Anyone who is concerned about a child should seek professional help before leaping to unfounded conclusions based on these general summarized notes.A child with Autistic Disorder may show:Marked impairment in the use of nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression; Failure developing peer relationships; Lack of social or emotional reciprocity; Delay in, or total lack of development of spoken language; Impairment in ability to initiate or sustain conversations; Repetitive or idiosyncratic use of language; Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior; Inflexible adherence to routines or rituals; Preoccupation with parts of objects.Any of these may be caused by other conditions. Only professional assessment can lead to a meaningful diagnosis and course of treatment. As is the case with any interesting diagnostic information, there is a temptation to read symptomatology into ordinary behaviors, and the truth is that many ordinary people have done one or more of the above at one point or another in their lives.
Answer: Before autism was known as is, the oldest record of it was known as somebody who had been possessed by evil. There were false rumors about it being a threat to society and convinced everyone that it must be vanquished. No witch that was burnt had lived to tell of their lives.
Answer: It comes from the Greek word "autos", meaning "self".Eugen Bleuler used the term to describe a symptom, and both LeoKanner and Hans Asperger used the term for the people theydiscovered. source: autism: explaining the enigma by Uta Frith
Answer: Yes. Autistic brains generally have more connections on the small scale; those of people without autism will have more large-scale connections. That makes sense--autistic people are often very detail-oriented.
Answer: It depends on your definition of bad. For example, if being different is bad, autism is bad. If viewing the world in a different way, perhaps noticing things that other people have missed, is good, autism is good.
There are characteristics of autism that make life more difficult for the person with autism and his or her family. There are characteristics that other people might envy, such as excellent memories. Whether or not autism is bad is a subjective view. You can get opinions, but not definitive answers to that question.
Answer: How horrible the answers below...my son with autism is far from lonely. I have never met a happier child and he is extremely bright. You cannot classify "what you get from autism" and place it generally over an entire population. It is different for every person. Some of the information below may be the case for some severly affected individuals or those that have been institutionalized but that is not the case for the many children I have encountered with autism.
(by Dane Youssef)
A desire to swear, a lot of frustrations with ordinary life, weird ticks and spasms, problems connecting with the rest of the world, a discomfort with loud noises and a fascination with other noises, an interest in bizarre trivia and data, endless struggles with about 90% of this living mortal world.
And all the above... this is just barely scratching the surface.
Answer: Hi! My name is Kate and I have Autism. Approximately 1 in 68 children have autism (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls). Autism can be caused by a number of factors (no vaccines DO NOT cause Autism), including genetic factors and mutations which are the two main causes. No one gene causes Autism, but rather it is caused by a number of genes. Anyone of any gender, race, nationality, socio-economic level, etc. can have Autism, and it appears between 1-3 years of age in most cases.