Autism Introduction Essay

1254 Words Apr 23rd, 2008 6 Pages
The only information that I had ever known regarding autism came from a nineteen eighties movie called Rain Man. Even then, the thought of it was quickly lost in the archives of my mind. Not until I had a child of my own did I realize the significance of autism and the effects that it has on the children of which it afflicts and their families. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that almost one out of every one hundred and fifty children was affected by Autism. Even more alarming is the fact that it affects one and every ninety-six boys. Other than its prevalence in boys, Autism has no known boundaries (Autism Society of America, 2008).
What is Autism?
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There are many academic and research institutions around the world trying to find out what the cause(s) of Autism are. With the advancement in technology, researchers hope to be able to find new insight into a disorder that still somewhat baffles the scientific community. The brain is likely the part of our body that scientist know the least about.
As discussed earlier, Autism affects the individual’s ability to interact socially, communicate, and think clearly.

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