Essay on Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

2105 Words Dec 12th, 2016 9 Pages
Over the past ten years Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased rapidly. This has caused an increase in the awareness of the disorder as well. Now, it is common for all children to know others who have this disorder and to have had experience around one another. With the rapid increase of the disorder, there have also been a lot of studies done to try to figure out more about the disorder. Most families that learn about their child with ASD begin to focus on them specifically, but what happens to the other children in the family? Siblings of those who have ASD can become at risk for multiple effects. Those who have a sibling that is diagnosed with ASD can also be at risk for being diagnosed with the same disorder, they tend to have a higher stress level than those who do not have a sibling with ASD, and they can have trouble understanding what is going on. All children are different, the child diagnosed can behave on different levels and siblings can react differently to the sibling that has the disorder. This can make it difficult to figure out what type of intervention may work best for the children. The first situation that can happen is that the siblings can be more likely to be diagnosed with a form of ASD as well. It is believed that ASD is linked to genetic and environmental causes. This can mean that the genes that control the brain development and growth can be harmed, which causes defects in the children. There have not been any specific environmental causes…

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