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The exact cause of autism is not known, but research has pointed to several possible factors, including genetics (heredity), certain types of...
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Babies develop at their own pace, some more quickly than others. However, you should consider an evaluation for autism if any of the following apply:...
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Symptoms of autism typically appear before a child is 3 years old and last throughout life. Children with autism can display a wide range of symptoms...
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Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), a group of illnesses that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably...
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If a doctor suspects a child has autism or another developmental disability, he or she usually will refer the child to a variety of specialists...
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Autism is one of the autism spectrum disorders, a group of conditions that vary in their severity and the age at which a child first may show...
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The word "autism" has its origin in the Greek word "autos," which means "self." Children with autism often are self...
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Because many different disorders can result in autism, this question is complex. Certainly, disorders such as the fragile X syndrome and tuberous...
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The essential features of autism are the significantly impaired or abnormal development of communication and social interaction and the abnormally...
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Autism is a developmental disorder that is characterized by impaired development in communication, social interaction, and behavior. Autism afflicts...
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The current Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition, Treatment Revision (DSM-IV-TR) identifies three features that are...
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Misinformation about autism is very common. Claims of a cure for autism are constantly presented to families of individuals with autism. There are...
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Autism is a brain disorder in which communication and interaction with others is difficult. The symptoms of autism may range from a total lack of...
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People with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome do not have the delayed language development that's typically found in people with autism...
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Autism runs in families. The underlying causes, however, are not known. Potential causes under investigation include:Inherited genetic conditions...
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