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Autism Global Phenomena

Updated on August 28, 2011
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JT Walters has a Master's of Science in Behavoralism from Florida State University. She is a researcher in many professions in Florida.

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Autism World Wide

This article seeks to explore the etiology of Autism and it ramifications in globalization. It also provides information on early intervention and augmentative communication while outlining underlying metabolic explanations for the variation in the paradigm of autism spectrum disorders.

Autism in the USA

Are you related to or know someone who has Autism?

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Polticis of Autism

Is Autism and therfore the treatment of Autism an Important National Priority?

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Autism as a Global Phenomena

Autism is a global phenomena. It exists in England, Australia, Western Europe and Eastern Europe. There is much debate about what causes Autism. I shall try to provide you with a moderate opinion in this area. Generallyit is assumed Autism is a metabolic disorder specifically it is thought to be a deletion within the electron transport chain of the respiratory process of the mitochondria. Hence causing a failure for the body to create adequate adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP). In metabolic disorders a compensatory mechanism of lactic acidosis occurs within the body subsequently lactic acid builds up in the brain. This is true as well for stroke victims.

Given that this is a global phenomena it can no longer be considered a social issue. Cultures vary from region to region. Languages differ. Diets are different. Even medical approaches vary. There is less in common amongst children in global communities than that are similar. And yet, Autism is a global phenomena.

One theory that has emerged is that multiple language requirements make it more difficult for children to develop a first language. I don't give much credence to this theory though.

However the metabolic acidosis seems to be the primary cause of Autism. The variance within the autism spectrum disorders is based on the degree to which the child suffers from metabolic acidosis, time of medical intervention and early intervention. There is the model of testing, prevention and early intervention which could significantly mitigate the economic costs of caring for people with Autism and open new areas or research within the field. By improving the quality of life of a child with Autism their lives could significantly be enhanced so they could be functional members of society.

Since we are in a global community, I would suggest a global approach to seek out scientists from all of these communities, pool research and make progress towards appropriate reasonable standards of care.

Children and families with Autism can no longer be ignored and while global consensus would be difficult to achieve it is worth exploring since very little achievement in treatment of children with Autism Spectrum disorders has been achieved Scientifically in the last decade.

Scientific Achievement in Treating Autism?

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Proof of Educational Progress with Children with Autism

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In an article like this I usually leave lots of citations. I have them but I am leaving it up to the reader to pursue the truth here. This article isn't to change your opinion but to inform you that autism is a global phenomena that's etiology in all probability is caused by infantile lactic acidosis or a variant therefore of for instance renal tubular acidosis.

And because acidosis is an underlying cause that hasn't been identified in Autism Spectrum Disorders or ASD, it has made the Scientific treatment and educational progress exceptionally limited. We have yet to understand the nature of Autism. But I will leave the reader to find the citations.

Global Community

As a Global Community we have the means to indentify the etiology of Autism. I forgot to mention India which also suffers from Autism as well. If justification for globalization can have merit let it be in the pursuit of finding a cure for all children suffering from Autism and a preventative model for the next generation of our global community.

Augmentative Communication Devices

Augmentative Communication devices are critical in the treatment of Autism. In most instances the Augmentative Communication device pays for itself as it gives the non-verbal child with autism the ability to communicate. Often children with Autism use the augmentative communication devices and then manage to develop speech later. It is not always the case but it does happen especially when they use the Dynavox. I highly recommend it.

Global Research

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      Jt walters 6 years ago

      Is there a link?


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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Well, I'd bet you could write something that would be great. What it would be is something only you would imagine. If you ever read for fun, I'd bet you would like my novelette.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi RJ,

      I am not quite certain if you want me to read a novel or write one. The research in this article isn't resulted out but it comes from Columbia University. It is a ten year study. I knwo the researchers so I have had access t the preliminary results and they are conclusive that Autsim is a metabolic disorder. NOw I believe Autism and ADHD are variants of the same disorder and that hasn't been proven biochemically but that hasn't been proven biochemically. I believ ther eis a link between the two disorders.

      Let me know if you wanted me to read a book or write one. I am into the biochemistry of Autims and ADHD.

      All My Best and Thanks,


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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      This is the kind of thing I deal with in "Lean against the Wind." I really could not answer with any certainty any of the questions. I do know from three decades of working with autism students, that it varies greatly and and for the most part, they do respond to teachers, instruction etc. although it can be tough going. In the event you are interested at all in the novel, write me and I'll see that you get a free ebook copy. I rememeber your comments at:

      That story would give you an idea if the novel would be worth your time.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Ms. Menagerie,

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. It is an importnat topic for the world. If there could be antyhing that would unify the world it would be the global phenomena of autism.

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Very interesting!