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  • 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: 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.
  • 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: yES.
  • 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: Please see related links for a information page on Autism.
  • Answer: Autism is not a sickness. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder. It is a condition with a genetic component that affects the way the brain works.
  • 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: There are MANY different interventions for autism some examples are

    ABA (applied behavioral analysis)

    Speech therapy

    Sensory integration

    Occupational therapy

    Social skills training/ groups

    intensive interaction

    Service Dogs

    I am sure there are more but theses are some examples...

  • Answer: it runs in the genetics.
  • Answer: You or your child can recover from autism if you or your child go to special sessions they teach you fine motor to eat by yourself and to fix up your oral communication also not to be so hyper and start jumping around and humming and cobvering your ears autistic children or adults have very sensitive ears so you must make sure not to yell at them to cure autism find a local Bethesda center and ask them to sign up you or your child to have sessions there.
  • Answer: July 1 1909 at 1:02 pm
  • Answer: Autism was discovered by Dr Leo Kanner in 1943.
  • 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: Yes. Although the causes of autism are largely unknown, it is a developmental condition that one is born with.

Your twin has autism will your baby have autism too?

  • 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.

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  • 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: 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 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: 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: How horrible the answers 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: 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: Yes, it does. If you try.
  • Answer: Through studying and practising, people with autism could become more independent.
  • Answer: Yes, dogs can have autism.
  • Answer: no, but if you realy want to, you can just decide to fight it and act normally, its hard, but worth it
  • 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: 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:
    • 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.