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Autism By Alexandra and Ilona

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Elizabeth Eastman

on 18 February 2012

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Transcript of Autism By Alexandra and Ilona

Autism: Questions have to be answered

By:Alexandra K. and Ilona A. Some Types of Autism Retts Disorder Asperger's syndrome Childhood Disinegrative Disorder Form and Function of Autism What increases your risk of having autism? there is definitely a genetic link enviromental factors also take a role Everyday life Repeats actions, movements, and words Have different reactions to things than everyone else Sensitive to sound and color notices small differences does not like affection see world in a different perspecive How is this disorder treated? There is no cure Different therapies that help autism Affects the brain Why should you Care? So many people are affected by autism 1 out of 150 people are diagnosed with autism organize their things so many families have to see their child sufffer and they are frustrated with their selves Our Action What we did: We made a book and then put it on the River Oaks Elementary site to raise awarness How this will help? It will educate people about autism It will help people know that if one day they come across an autistic person they will know how to react. How can you help: Understand what they are going through be patient Give help Here is a blog that you can go to to see family's experiences with an autistic child: http://www.joysautismblog.com/ Here are some links to organizations
that you can look at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/community/resources/index.php http://www.thehelpgroup.org/index.php http://www.autism-society.org/ http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/ Behavior and communication therapies teaches children of all ages how to behave correctly Creative therapies parts of the brain that deal with figuring out what information is and emotions are not as well developed some have a really well developed part of the brain: autistic savants How the organizations help: and some raise aweareness others help the siblings of an autistic person some try to find a cure if you are a boy you are 4 times more likely to have autism Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. It appears in early childhood. like routines- makes them feel more secure If you have met one person with autism you have met one person with autism.
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