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  • Answer: no, but if you realy want to, you can just decide to fight it and act normally, its hard, but worth it
  • Answer: Through studying and practising, people with autism could become more independent.
  • Answer: Autism affects people across all nationalities, races, and social backgrounds. Family income, lifestyle or educational levels have no bearing on the likelihood of a child having ASD.


    About four out of every five individuals with autism are male. (This gender difference is not unique to autism since many developmental disabilities have a greater male to female ratio.)
  • Answer: Ask yourself thsese questions:

    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: In years of reading research on autism, I have not encountered the term "applied autism", but the two words could appear together, such as "applied autism teaching techniques".
  • Answer: Every case of Autism is different, but there is no known cure. However scientists believe that if a suffer has an I.Q. above 50, the ability to speak before age six or a useful sill then the prognosis is better.
  • Answer: By breathing, eating, etc. while accomplishing all the milestones most people go through during their life.

    Autism is not life-threatening.
  • Answer: If your spouse is Autistic you should learn what you can about the condition and help to provide an environment that does not cause them distress. (Usually sensory-related, such as noise or bright/flickering lights) Above all, when your Autistic spouse gets upset, back off and let them "recharge" for a while. Listen and observe. Other than that, the same things apply to Autistic people as anyone else: food, clothing, shelter, love (or at least companionship) and enough sunlight to synthesize their vitamin D. There is no reason why people on the Spectrum can not have successful marriages and careers if they have people who love them and believe in their abilities and talents... but it takes two to make a relationship work and Autism does not excuse anyone from being an equal participant, it just may change the nature of that participation.

  • Answer: A person with autism is very smart, but they cannot communicate in a sociable way. People with autism need to bump up their self-confidence, and need to be more outgoing to actually be noticed.
  • Answer: Very likely. Recent genetic studies have shown there is possibly a genetic component or marker that appears in children with autism and not with children without autism.
  • Answer: No, Autism is not a disease at all. Autism is a neurologicaldifference, it is known as Autism Spectrum Disorder and cansometimes be considered a disability.
  • Answer: Infantile Autism is when a baby or toddler (an Infant) has autism.
  • Answer: According to the DSM criteria one is diagnosed with autism when the have deficits in language and social skills and a presence of repetitive or ritualistic behaviors. These deficits and excesses are apparent before the age of three and usually include delays in appropriate play behavior such as symbolic and imaginative play. Currently in the research the earliest signs of autism are seen with deficits in Joint Attention.
  • Answer: It starts in the DNA. When a child is conceived, a certain combination of traits from mother and father combine to form autism; and as he develops, those traits express themselves. It is thought that some environmental factors, such as pre-natal nutrition or prematurity, could make autism express itself more severely.

How do you prevent autism?

  • As of right now, it is not known how to prevent autism because the exact cause is unknown. Early Intervention once a diagnosis has been obtained is the best chance right now.

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  • Answer: As there are no current proven causes for autism there is no prevention.
    Early intervention in diagnosed cases can prove effective.
  • Answer: As of right now, it is not known how to prevent autism because the exact cause is unknown. Early Intervention once a diagnosis has been obtained is the best chance right now.
  • Answer: Yes. In fact, it is much more likely, because autism is genetic. My parents are both autistic; they had three daughters, and two of the three of us are autistic.
  • Answer: There is this possibility but there is no way to know for sure. There is no genetic testing at this time to determine how much genetics plays a role in autism.
  • 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: There is no proven link between genetics or heredity and Autism, but parents who have one child with Autism have a 20% higher chance of their second having it also.
  • 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.

    Loneliness.




    (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: Yes, it does. If you try.
  • 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.
  • Answer:
    • Amanda Baggs, advocate of rights for autistic people
    • Marty Balin, singer and songwriter with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship
    • Lucy Blackman, university educated author
    • Alonzo Clemons, American clay sculptor
    • Tony DeBlois, blind American musician
    • Jonathan Jayne, contestant on American Idol
    • Christopher Knowles, American poet
    • Bhumi Jensen, grandson of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand
    • Leslie Lemke, blind American musician
    • Jonathan Lerman, American artist
    • Jason McElwain, high school basketball player
    • Thristan Mendoza, Filipino marimba prodigy
    • Tito Mukhopadhyay, author, poet, and philosopher
    • Derek Paravicini, blind British musician
    • James Henry Pullen, gifted British carpenter
    • Matt Savage, U.S. autistic jazz prodigy
    • Birger Sellin, German author
    • Henriett Seth-F., Hungarian autistic savant, poet, writer and artist
    • Daniel Tammet, British autistic savant
    • Richard Wawro, Scottish artist
    • Stephen Wiltshire, British architectural artist




    I do. Oh, and so does Dan Aykroyd.
  • Answer: Yes, dogs can have autism.
  • 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.