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Autism Spectrum Disorder And How It Affects Children

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General purpose: To inform
Specific purpose: To inform my listeners about Autism spectrum disorder and how it affects children in society today.
Central Idea: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that affects very many children in the United States today. Although there is no cure for autism, through early intervention, and proper therapies it can reduce the child’s ASD symptoms and improve their ability to grow and learn new skills.
INTRODUCTION
I. Attention Material
A. Imagine living in a world where you are pressured to think or act like others, but your brain just won’t process the information the same way. Author Paul Collins once wrote “Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.”
B. ASD is a developmental disability that affects very man children in the US today
C. Testimony- My son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3
II. Orienting material
A. Today I will be talking about:
1. what Autism spectrum disorder is
2. what the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder are
3. And what early intervention treatments are available for children with ASD
(Transition: So, what is Autism Spectrum Disorder?)
BODY
III. Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability that can cause significant behavioral, social, and communication challenges (CDC, 2015).
A. ASD is a disease that can appear invisible to someone looking
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