Social interaction starts from the very beginning of our lives. Playing and spending time with other kids helps babies and children to develop speech and different skills. However, that “social bridge” that communicates one kid to the rest of the world is, in some cases, not that effective. There are over 3 million people in the US with Autism. No one is certain as to how it is caused, nor how to cure it, but they have found treatments that help.

What is Autism?

Autism is a disorder that is found in all sorts of people. It is a consequential developmental disorder diminishes the ability to socially interact and communicate with other people.

What Causes Autism?

No one is sure on what causes Autism. Scientists have found many genes and chromosomes that are associated with Autism, but it’s not the same in every single case. Some people do believe they know why, and they may have some of it, but they’re not always entirely correct. It’s nobody’s fault, as long as while they were pregnant they did all the things they were supposed to do.

Types of Autism

Asperger’s Syndrome is a mild form of Autism on the Autism spectrum.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is when one does not meet the criteria for Asperger’s Syndrome.

Symptoms of Autism

Please note to not follow by these symptoms. Please get a doctor’s opinion and diagnosis.

  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Mimicry of one’s movements
  • Repetition of one’s words unknowingly
  • Poor eye contact
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of empathy
  • Clumsiness
  • Stuttering or speech loss
  • Learning disability
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Screaming
  • Inappropriate social interaction

Autism Treatments

One who has Autism has many ways of treatment. There a few different types of medicines out there to help. There are different types of therapy one can go to such as:

Specialists

If you think you, or someone else, has Autism, go see one of the following people.

  • Speech Pathologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neurologist
  • Pediatrician (family doctor)
  • Psychiatrist

Not every person with Autism will stick out like a sore thumb. People with Autism can come to act just the same as everyone else with treatment. Sometimes they are the smartest of people!