Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Autism )

1450 Words Apr 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Many of us have heard about Autism, also knows as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some have a family member, a friend, or know someone who has ASD. Increasingly it is becoming a more common disability. “Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S” (Autism Speaks). Autism has no respect for gender, race, social class and or ethnicity. “Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain.” (Autism Center of Excellence) People who have autism have a lot of difficulties with social skills, communication and also will develop behavior issues. These behavior problems of an individual with autism can vary at times and can go from mild to severe. According to the Autism Science Foundation it says,” Many people with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have unusual ways of learning, paying attention, and reacting to different sensations. The thinking and learning abilities of people with ASD can vary—from gifted to severely challenged.” The causes and symptoms, as well as the diagnosis, and the treatments of autism vary.
There are a lot of controversial theories about what is causing autism. The organization Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), this group has a movement called Defeat Autism Now (DAN). Through this movement, a lot of professionals and families who have children with autism unite to work together to see if they can find different theories of what is…
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