Understanding Autism

Autism is a disorder characterized by limited communication and interaction with others. It appears in young children and persist throughout life. Some symptoms are noticed in infancy, but usually they become more noticeable when children reach the age when they begin to speak and participate in social activities.

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate autism and related disorders occurs in about 1 in every 59 children. Boys are more likely affected than girls.

Leo Kanner Was an American psychiatrist who described the symptoms first in the 1940s. He chose the name autism for the Greek word self, the name refers to autistics lack of interest in other people.

Autism is diagnosed by a variety of symptoms. symptoms can occur in different combinations ranging from mild to severe. All diagnosis cases have symptoms from each three categories :  abnormal social interaction abnormal communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviors.

 

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