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Autism Among Mennonites People
Things can improve: Although there is no "cure" for the autism spectrum disorders, children can show some significant improvement in their symptoms with intensive therapy. Communication and speech and language therapy, social skills groups and a specialized therapy know as aba therapy can help improve symptoms and enhance quality of life. It is difficult and time comsuming (and sometimes expensive) but can help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Unfortunately : There is no one way alone that would cure autism. It requires a team of professionals (psychologist, behavior analyst, speech therapist, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, special education teacher) to have the best result. Most of the individuals are not fully cured, but they can make observable progress in areas of communication, challenging behaviors, and social skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can people with autism ever somewhat recover from it? I don't mean fully but to some extent can they recover?
Nobody really knows: Some people have a theory that toxins in the environment may be one of the causes of autism. The word toxins refers to substances that are increased in our world due to our modern, industrialized society. That means all the things that we use, or that are used to produce the goods we have, can be the toxins in our environment. There are too many chemicals or substances to count. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developmental Issues: People with autistic symptoms, especially people who are more severly affected, may display a variety of developmental delays, including difficulties with control of bodily functions. That might be why some people automatically assume all people with autism will have this difficulty. Of course, this is a variable problem, and is not seen in every person with autism. ...Read more
Possibly: Those autistic individuals who are the most socially functional, such as high functioning autism and aspergers disorder may be very aware of their sutism as it interferes with socialization. If individuals are functioning at lower levels of cognitive function and social ability, they probably are not aware directly. If a person experiences frustration, with communication, they probably are. ...Read more
Lifelong for Most: For the majority of people autism is a lifelong condition. A small number of people have been said to grow out of autism or to have a marked improvement in symptoms, sometimes because they were misdiagnosed. Unfortunately for the majority they will continue to have autism throughout their life. But that doesn't mean that we cannot continue to try to improve their quality of life and experiences. ...Read more
Yes: People with autism have a higher risk of several types of health problems such as seizures, gastrointestinal problems and adhd. The communication difficulties in autism can also make it difficult for medical professionals to detect other problems such as heart burn or constipation. Many healthcare professionals receive limited training in autism. ...Read more
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