1. What is the autism?
Autism is a holistic development disorder characterized by abnormal and / or impaired development, occurring before the age of 3, in which there is abnormal functioning in all three areas: social interactions, communication, limited andrepetitive behaviors.
2. Prevalance of Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. This includes 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.
3. What are the cases of Autism?
Research indicates that genetic and non-genetic factors, eg environmental, are the cause of autism.
4. What are the symptoms of Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by difficulties in social interactions and communication as well as repeated behaviors. It may include:
– no reaction to their name;
– lack things of of interest;
– lack desire of playing;
– avoid eye contact.
5. Are there any co morbid conditions associated with autism?
With autism can be associted: cognitive dysfunction, seizures, sleeping problems, low muscle tone, sensory problems, chronic constipation or diarrhea.
6. How is autism diagnosed?
A diagnosis is made based on behaviors. In order to be diagnosed with autism, a child must display deficits in social communication an interaction.
7. What are the common diagnostic tools?
The most common autism diagnostic tools include:
– Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
– Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
– Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)
– The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) – CDC
8. How can I find the best treatments for child?
Interventions focused on parent training and cognitive behavioral therapy can improve language, function and behavior in children with autism.
9. Can child with ASD attend school?
Every child deserves access to a free education funded by the government, whether it be in a mainstream or special education classroom.
10. Can autism be cured?
Some therapies and interventions have shown to be very successful for some individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Unfortunately there is currently no cure for autism.