Autism Spectrum Disorder, And The Lifestyle Of Someone With Autism

938 Words Oct 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Think about your life in this very moment. We have it pretty easy. We have a roof over our head, a great education, and pretty great friends. Now imagine your life if you had a brain disorder. You couldn’t say what you’re thinking, you wouldn’t be able to concentrate on what you’re doing, and you don’t know where you stand in relationships. This is what having autism is like. Today I will be sharing with you the basics of autism, treatment, and the lifestyle of someone with autism.
The origin of autism is sort of like looking at a pair of brand new tennis shoes. You’re curious what model they are, will they make you run faster, and how are they different than your shoes. I’m guessing all of you know that people with autism are considered different than the average Joe, but do you really know what it is? Gene Blatt’s article autism states “Autism spectrum disorder or ASD are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. Characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors”. Now there is kind of a gray line when talking about the causes of autism. Some say there is no cause, but according to the article Research and Intervention Are Making Headway Against Autism states “Autistic cases have shown advanced parental age, maternal illness during pregnancy, periods of oxygen deprivation, mothers exposed to high levels of pesticides, and air pollution”. Now thanks to Mr. Klaman’s biology class,…

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