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Angela Tran

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Transcript of Autism

By: Angela Tran, Austin Ehrenfelt,
Wiley Meyer, &David Johnson Autism History Classification Causes Treatment/therapy options Autism is known as a complex developmental
disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a persons life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function and social interaction and communication skills. Autism affects all races, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels. No one knows why Autism occurs. There have been theories explored over the years, but today a single cause still eludes the scientific community. Abnormal of social interactions and
communication, severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior. - Chemistry in the brain
- Abnormal biology 1) 1% of children ages 3-17 have an autism disorder
2) 1-1.5 million Americans have an autism disorder
3) Only 56% of students with autism finish high school
4) 1 in 88 kids are estimated to have autism
5) Autism disorders are almost 5 times more common in boys than in girls 1) Behavioral training and management: uses positive reinforcement, self-help, and social skills training to improve behavior and communication.
2) Specialized therapies: Includes speech, occupational, and physical therapy.
3) Medicines: Used to treat related conditions and problem behaviors (depression, anxiety, OCD, and hyperactivity We chose Autism because we wanted to learn more about it. We didn't really know anything about it when we first started this project but now we know that people with Autism have trouble with social interactions and keep to themselves. Myths 1) Autistic children don't feel emotions.
-They do feel emotions, they just don't know how to express them like how other kids do.
2) Autism can be cured.
-There is no cure, it is a biological condition that can't be stopped or reversed.
3) Childhood vaccines can cause autism.
-The August 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine concludes: there's no correlation between autism and vaccines; vaccines are generally safe for kids.

www.everydayhealth.com Symptoms Statistics Autism Services Association Mission statement: Nothing is more powerful than the force of an idea when harnessed to a vision of the future. When idea and vision come together, things change. People change too. That's the heartbeat of ASA - Changing lives.
47 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Contact info: Phone: (781) 237-0272
Website: www.autismservicesassociation.org/ Possible Causes, not proven -Digestive track changes
- Mercury poisoning
- The body's inability to properly use vitamins and minerals
- Vaccine sensitivity 1.Failure to establish friendships with people the same age
2. Lack of empathy
3. Delay or lack of learning to talk correctly
4. Can't keep a conversation going
5. Unusual focuses on toys or objects Why we chose Autism Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was one of the smartest people in history. But did you know that he suffered from a form of autism? According to researchers, he showed signs of Asperger's from a young age. As a child, he was a loner and often repeated sentences obsessively until he was seven years old. He was also a notoriously confusing lecturer. Later in life, the German-born scientist made intimate friends, had numerous affairs and spoke out on political issues. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6406784n News video Cited Sources 1) www.autism-society.org/about-autism/facts-and-statistics.html
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