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    Autism Spectrum

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    What is Autism Spectrum (ADS)? Autism is a lifelong neurological disorder that impairs a child’s ability to interact and communicate with others. The term “Spectrum” refers to a wide range of symptoms and severity. ASD is defined by the American Psychiatric Association Diagnosis and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), as a single disorder that includes disorder’s previously considered separate. Such as Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, etc. In other words, Autism is a combination of multiple disorder’s previously known to be single. Experts say that autism presents itself upon the first 3 years of a child’s life. It is also believed that the number of children getting diagnosed with Autism is rising, even though it is unclear if the numbers are increasing due to better detection and/or reporting, or because of a real increase, or both. Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the way a person interacts with another. This can cause problems in important areas of development. Different children may show signs of ASD at different ages. Some children show symptoms in their early ages of infancy, while others may develop normally in the first years of life then suddenly may lose the skills they had already learned.…

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    Autism Spectrum Analysis

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    Being a parent of a child diagnosed under the DSM-IV criteria for PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified), I always state “if you know someone on the Autism Spectrum, you know one individual.” No two individuals are alike due to the wide range of symptoms and severity of the Autism Spectrum. The range allows for a more inclusive way to give children as much help as possible. The DSM-IV broke up the “autism spectrum” into a few main categories: autistic disorder,…

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    Autism Spectrum Australia

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a “lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder” distinguished by “difficulties in social interaction, communication, restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours, and sensory sensitivities” (Autism Spectrum Australia, 2015). Autism Spectrum Australia (2015) explains that the word ‘spectrum’ reflects “the range of challenges that people with autism may experience”, which means that some people with autism may be able to live relatively typical lives, in…

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    their ability to return their parents’ affection. Autism is one of these disorders and is the most severe neurodevelopmental disorder classified within the autism spectrum disorders (ASD)— a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Specifically, autism is characterized by deficits in social interactions and communication, and the presence of restricted and repetitive behaviors (Johnson, 2004).…

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Autism is a complex genetic developmental disorder that affects the wiring of the brain. The disorder is also known as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).The severity of this disorder depends solely on the individual carrying it. There are different types of Autism, which allows each case to be unique. People diagnosed with Autism usually specialize in certain subjects, but may not be as well adapt in other areas. There are multiple causes of Autism, it is so much more than a “defective brain.”…

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    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism is a general term for a group of complex disorders of brain development. (1st website) The disorders are characterized in many degrees, such as difficulty in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repeat behaviors. Those with ASD, have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music and academic skills, and other cannot live independently. Autism spectrum disorder, is considered a “spectrum disorder.” Meaning that ASD affects people…

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Autism: An exploration into a unique mind Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the U.S. and affects tens of millions of families worldwide. The occurrence of Autism has increased 30% in the last two years. A family caring for someone with Autism spends, on average, $60,000 per year on resources to help their loved one. Autism Speaks is the worlds ' leading Autism advocacy organization whose mission is " To improve the lives and future of all who struggle with an…

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    The Autism Spectrum

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    Autism is an incurable, intricate disorder of the brain’s development that affects many individuals. The disability can have a variety of manifestations in the many individuals whom it affects. According to Manoj Kanagaraj, a Duke scholar majoring in biology and computer science, “It's important to acknowledge that there is no single face of autism. We use the term ‘autism’ to describe what in reality could be five, or even 50, conditions”. In other words, autism affects everyone who has…

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    Autism Spectrum Analysis

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    Individuals with autism experience varying degrees of some core characteristics. The severity of disability caused by these symptoms places the individual somewhere along the autistic spectrum. For this reason, autism is actually officially known as autism spectrum disorder, or ASD (Chevallier, Kohls, Troian, Brodkin, and Shultz, 2012). Autism spectrum disorder has recently become an umbrella over subtypes of autism which were previously categorized separately. ASD now refers to autistic…

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    Autism Spectrum Analysis

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    Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brain’s biology and chemistry and is the result of a neurological abnormality. Scientists are attempting to determine if there is a single gene or various genes that are linked to it. Researchers are also investigating how environmental factors and vaccines play a part in autism. The Autism Spectrum is rated on a scale that interprets how severe a person’s disability is. The spectrum has five main points to classify autism, including high…

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