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Can you tell me more about autism?

Can you tell me more about autism?

Impairments in : reciprocal social interaction & social communication + repetitive, non-functional movements manifest differently at different developmental ages. Early intervention is key. Prognosis depends on degree of autism, level of cognition & early response to intensive, repetitive, ongoing behavioral & educational intervention. Healthy Children.org & firststeps.org having screening tests. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Do kids with autism need wheelchairs?

Do kids with autism need wheelchairs?

Not from autism: The condition by itself does not make someone need a wheelchair. Someone with mobility issues from another cause (paralysis,cerebral palsy), might be autistic and need one, ...Read more

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Do most with autism live independently?

Do most with autism live independently?

Depends.: Dependent on the individual on how he/she manages their activities of daily living/independence/dependence. Home management adjustments-bill paying, cleaning, entertaining. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if a baby has autism?

See your pediatric.: See your pediatrician for eval of your child. He or she will advise you from there. Read the following article: www.Autismspeaks.Org/what-autism/diagnosis autism speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to ... Symptoms·dsm-5·learn the signs·treatment·diagnosis·social networks | about us. ...Read more

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How are kids vs adults diagnosed with autism?

Same way: The autism diagnostic observation scales are geared at different age levels, pre-verbal & verbal. Cognition ( intellect), processing of verbal & non/verbal information, language comprehension & expressive non-verbal & verbal social communication, reciprocal social interaction, & presence of stereotypies or narrow, restricted areas of interest are all tested. Social understanding @ 6 & >up by tops. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like autism is so common now?

Added toxins possibl: Many in the world of medical treatment of autism feel that the added number of chemicals that we are exposed to have an influence. Some even think that we are too clean in today's world and our children's immune system are not as robust. Assaults, by toxins, infections, poor diets, gmo foods, and yes vaccines have all been implicated and dismissed by experts. Truth is probably somewhere in middle. ...Read more

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For what length of time do people have autism?

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

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What are the symptoms for autism? Do they vary?

What are the symptoms for autism? Do they vary?

DSM-V criteria for : Autistic spectrum disorder, which includes autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos. Are specific observable behaviors that manifest as qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal social interaction for developmental age + stereotypies (repetitive, non-functional movements) &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Degree/ severity can vary. But underlying deficits are the same. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a mild case of autism?

Many variations: Technically, the answer can be yes but best way to sort this out is to see a person who specializes in testing for autism and other 'autism spectrum' disorders. A thorough interview and exam, plus some formal testing will likely sort this out for you. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more