Informative Essay About Autism

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People are often misinformed about autism.
Autism affects how one socializes with others, communicates, and expresses oneself.
This can make one come off as being extremely antisocial or an introvert, when in reality these are just a few symptoms of autism.
I personally have been working with autistic children since ___. These kids are unique in their own ways. _____. I have a younger brother who was diagnosed with autism about two years ago. He is such an extraordinary kid, each day he amazes us with different things and teaches us a lot of things as well.
You can easily encounter a person who has autism, whether it be someone related to you, someone at your job, or someone at the store.
Based from my own knowledge and after doing more research, I am here to inform you about autism and it’s symptoms, including treatments.

II. Definition and symptoms of autism
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, ‘’Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a broad group of developmental disorders characterized by impaired social interactions, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors, or severely limited activities and interests’’ (HSS, 2014, pg. 1).
Autism can usually be diagnosed at an early age, even before the age of two. However, it can be somewhat difficult to detect at first. You can’t simply just be given a medical exam and be diagnosed right away. It takes a specialized doctor or psychologist to conduct a behavioral
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