What is Autism?
Please describe briefly (if possible) autism spectrum disorder.
Autism is best described as a psychological condition usually appearing in early childhood, characterised by a lack of communication and social interaction. There may be tendencies to repeat inappropropriate responses and behavioural issues may arise at some time. Parents often experience an emotional barrier when they try to make eye or verbal contact, but there is no definitive list of traits or issues that point to autism being present.
If a person is on the autistic spectrum they will display all or some of the above characteristics to a greater or lesser degree. Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome are also on the autistic spectrum. Some autistic people can cope quite independently in society given the right support and guidance, others need specialist input and one to one care.
by Little Nell 7 years ago
I was doing some internet research following a suggestion by my husband's doctor that he should have a blood test for Lyme Disease. I came across a research paper that had carried out blood tests on children diagnosed with autism, and had found that 25% had antibodies to Lyme Disease. ...
by Georgiakevin 8 years ago
Three weeks ago I read on the internet that the rate of babies born with autism in the USA has increased dramatically. 10 years ago the rate was one baby out of 150 were born having autism. Now it is one baby out of 100 babies born. In Great Britain it is 1 baby out of 87 who have...
by Steven Escareno 13 months ago
According to young turks, a young boy was teased and bullied by a bunch of kids. The child being bullied was autistic, yet the parents of the bullies defended their children's actions saying that the kid deserved it. What are your thoughts on this?By the way, here's a couple of links to...
by calico Stark 5 years ago
Should Autism be considered something that needs curing?Some with Autism would argue that their differences are a setback, what do you think?
by Patricia Scott 4 years ago
Help is needed with an autistic toddler.When a toddler is losing weight drastically because he does eat much of anything, what do you suggest, Mom's of autistic children? He loves salty food but only very limited foods. He won't drink milk any more and that is how he got his protein as we put...
by cobrien 6 years ago
If you could change your child into a "normal" child, would you? My son is higher learning and knows he is autistic. It breaks his heart and mine. I've recently heard of experimental research overseas that is having great success with autistic people but I wouldn't want my boy any other...
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