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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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Each child with an autism spectrum disorder will have his or her own individual pattern of behavior. Sometimes, a child's development is delayed from...
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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social interaction...
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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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One symptom common to all types of autism is an inability to easily communicate and interact with others. In fact, some people with autism are unable...
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There is no single cause for autism. Recent studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism, meaning that a...
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Your infant or child resists cuddling and doesn't respond to his or her environment or to other people. By about the age of 1 year, your child is...
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Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder, or PDD, a group of illnesses that involve delays in the development of many basic skills. The most...
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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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Because autism runs in families, most researchers think that certain combinations of genes may predispose a child to autism. It's currently thought...
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Some children show symptoms of autism from birth. Others seem to develop normally at first, only to slip suddenly into symptoms when they are 18 to...
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Autism can affect speech, language development, and social communication in many ways. Speech problems. A person with autism may: Not talk at all...
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Kids learn to talk at different times, so it may not mean anything, but you should talk to your peditrician about it .All pediatricians are supposed...
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The overall goal of occupational therapy is to help the person with autism improve his or her quality of life. This includes life at home and at...
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The earlier, the better. Autism is usually evident before age 3. It is very important to start speech therapy as early as possible, when it can have...
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