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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:
    • 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: 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: Through studying and practising, people with autism could become more independent.
  • Answer: Yes, it does. If you try.
  • Answer: no, but if you realy want to, you can just decide to fight it and act normally, its hard, but worth it
  • Answer: It is unproven that immunizations cause autism. Flu vaccinations are recommended by the American College of Pediatricians and by the American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in pregnant women. The ingredient that is in vaccines that some people fear is mercury, but in reality, the amount of mercury in a vaccine is less than you get in a single meal of fish and is not linked in any way to autism. See the related question below about how to tell if information you read online is right about vaccinations. It is not correct to say that immunizations cause autism.
  • Answer: No I will have autism all my life.
  • Answer: Sorry there is no cure for autism , but can improve with regular speech and language therapy , but its a life long condition
  • Answer: Biologial. Autism is neurodevelopmental. There are hereditary and genetic ties to autism.

Can two people with autism have a child with autism?

  • 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.

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  • 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: 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: 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: Your ability to care for a child would depend on your severity of your condition. In any case, it is just necessary to remember that a neurotypical child might require certain attentions that you would not automatically give. Raising children is also extremely stressful which is an important fact to consider if you are easily overstimulated and unable to self-soothe. So do your research just like any good parent!
    There also seems to be a genetic component to autism so there is a greater likelihood that your child would have autism too.
  • 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. I believe so, even if they cannot communicate it, God made us with ability to believe. I believe, the same way a small child makes it to heaven. (I am a Christian)
  • Answer: Not necessarily, although they may experience differences between the same sex. For example, the foreskin may hurt during sexual intercourse and size may vary.
  • Answer: Recent statistics released by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention show that 1 in 88 kids now has Autism. This represents a 23 per cent increase in the prevalence of the disorder since 2009 when it was estimated that autism affected one in 110 children.
    Also worthy of noting is that 75% of individuals who have Autism are male.
  • Answer: OF COURSE THEY CAN!!!! Anyone can. You just have to have faith and believe.
  • Answer: It is called the special olympics.
  • Answer: Yes they can because everyone has someone in this world to love
  • 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: Yes, dogs can have autism.