Persuasive Essay About Autistic Children

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Autism is projected to cost society about $1 trillion dollars annually by 2025, according to TACA (Talk About Curing Autism). Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition characterized by communication difficulties, social challenges, and repetitive behavior. One in 68 kids are diagnosed with autism, and everyone should be aware of how many people are affected by this condition. I think that everyone should know about autism and try to help autistic kids because they usually can’t speak, it is hard for them to get a job, and there is no cure for autism.
First of all, autistic kids usually can’t speak or have a hard time talking. If they can not speak by 4 or 5 they usually can never speak, and if they are not able to speak it can cause many problems for them and their family in the future. I believe that by creating programs or by letting someone come and help them, we can try and get them speaking at an earlier age, and hopefully get them to speak. I do realize that autistic kids who can’t talk usually have an alternate way of communication such as sign language or a computer, but if they can’t speak, and they use sign language, only about 10% of people in the United States will understand them. Imagine if you weren’t able to speak, your life would be completely different. Dr. Temple Grandin said, “Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child’s not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it…” If they

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