Essay A Medicinal and Statistical Outlook On Autism

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Temple Grandin, an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, said of Autism, “Autism is an extremely variable disorder.” Autism is an extremely variable disorder because of the many different characteristics shown in children diagnosed with the disorder. Many Americans are clueless about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In order to understand Autism one needs to know the definition of the disease, ascertain the characteristics of the disease, know the probability of being diagnosed with Autism, look at the inception of the disease, and recognize who the disease affects. First and foremost, Autism is a disturbance in psychological development in which use of language, reaction to stimuli, interpretation of …show more content…
Asperger’s syndrome is an erratic disorder. ("Autism Speaks")("Web MD")

Children with Autism, who later on develop Asperger’s Syndrome, have displayed numerous distinctiveness of character. They vary in many degrees of relentlessness. Many have difficulty with saying their own words, making them repeat someone else’s words. They also range from random outbursts of laughing or giggles to minimum contact with children of their age group. They may have acute forms of these characteristics. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to put themselves into awkward postures and/or shows lack of empathy, etc. Children with autism may have these following characteristics: they may not want to embrace others, they choose to be alone, they avowal on similarity, repeat words or phrases, unsuitable reply or no reply at all. They also may have a challenging beginning or keeping a conversation going and display interest extremely few objects or hobbies and play with them in recurring ways. ("Inclusive Communities") ("Autism Society")
The chances of developing this disorder are extremely high. One percent of America’s children between the ages of three to seventeen have autism. Children diagnosed with autism are alarmingly higher than children with diabetes and cancer combined. Boys are four times more likely than girls to develop autism. Approximately three out of 10,000 people are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. One
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