Autism Spectrum Disorder And Autism

1401 Words Feb 4th, 2015 6 Pages
In America about one out of 88 children have autism spectrum disorder and about 36,500 in four million children are born with autism. Currently approximately 1.5 million adults are living with autism in the United States. The autistic brain is a complicated phenomenon, which has required many years of research in the biomedical field by institutes, organizations, and the government to comprehend the disorder. Depending on the severity of the disorder – low functioning or high functioning – and the aggressiveness of the treatment, a person with autism can live a fairly normal life; however, complete independence might be a dream for most living with autism. Thanks to advancements in the medical field, technology experts are going deeper in the brain trying to find a cure for this disorder. In this research paper I will deal with what autism means, what causes autism, and how to get help. According to the National Institutes of Health, they define autism spectrum disorder as a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Scientists have discovered that a person with autism has false connections with the brain, and this causes miscommunication between brain cells. False connections between brain cells will lead to improper behavior, and even to improper body movements.
A person does not have to have abnormal features or characteristics in order to…
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