Cause and Effect of Autism

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Shelley Palmer
English 101
29 March 2015

Cause and Effect of Autism Hundreds of kids are being diagnosed with Autism (a developmental disorder) every year. A number of possible causes of Autism have been suspected but not proven which involve, diet, digestive tract changes, mercury poisoning, the body’s inability to properly use vitamins and minerals, and vaccine sensitivity. Genetic factors are of importance because identical twins are more likely than fraternal twins or other siblings to both have Autism. Autism appears within the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. The cause of Autism is a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the
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Nowadays it is very easy to understand and comprehend what others are saying because people often use hand gestures and facial expressions more than their mouth to get a word across but someone with this developmental disorder would have a difficult time understanding.
The second effect and the most common today is the lack of social skills. Autism Spectrum Disorder points out that “People with autism do not just have social difficulties like shyness; the social issues they have cause serious problems in everyday life” (CDC 2010). These kids are not only lacking of shyness but they are very timid people. Their way of thinking is very different in various ways. While normal kids often do not think of the risks, pros and cons these kids with autism are actually thinking the opposite. Many have difficult time with being interested in others. Some might want wants friends and some might not even think of making friends but because of their shyness they often reach a complacent stage where they do not feel the need to interact with other individuals. Autism Spectrum Disorders points out the fact that “Self-stimulatory are very common with autism, anxiety and depression may also affect some people with autism” (CDC 2010). This statement is a huge eye opener because even kids with autism go
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