Autism And The Family Of A Child With Autism

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Autism is a disorder that can wreck havoc of the lives of many, and all it takes is one diagnosis. Most families never expect autism to occur in their family. But once it does, the family will never imagine the effect it will have. The family of a child with autism “[is] faced with intolerable mental, economic, and social pressure” (Mosayebi 4). Could a child with autism have a substantial enough effect on the family to cause separation and divorce of their parents?
Although autism is a common disorder, many people are under educated. Autism is a shorter term for autism spectrum disorder or ASD. Both are “general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development” (What). ASD can involve many brain development issues including
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The older the father is, the higher the chance that the child could be autistic. A common misconception is that autism spectrum disorder is caused by vaccines, it is not.
There is no excuse for someone to be clueless about autism spectrum disorder as it is the most common form of brain development disorder. According the the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) around one and sixty eight children in the United States are placed somewhere on the spectrum. “ASD affects more than three million individuals in the United States and tens of millions world wide” (What).
Autism is not a disorder you will notice in a child unless you are specifically looking for it. There is not much obvious brain development in the first stages of life, therefore obvious signs of ASD will not be noticed until between the ages of two and three. Young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder seem to be checked out from the rest of the world. They will not seem happy or joyful like normal babies. The child will not point or reach. They will not reach their speech milestones on time and will sometimes lose the speech milestones they have already gained. As of today, there is no known cure for autism. That being said, it has been shown that early intensive behavioral intervention can improve learning, communication, and social skills” (Learn). Noticing autism early is key to help your child live their life to the fullest.
Overall, having a child is time consuming, but
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