Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)

What Causes Autism? What Happens to the Body With Autism?

Autism can be caused by a medical condition can cause an increased chance of getting ASD. Or it can just occur with no specific factor that lead it to developing in the child. Normally with Autism children have trouble with communication and social skills. Autism is not infectious or contagious, autism is a genetic disease which means you're born with it.


  • Behavioral Management Therapy
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Early intervention
  • Educational and school-based therapies
  • Joint attention therapy
  • Medication Treatment
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Parent-mediated therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Social skills training
  • Speech-language therapy

Celebrity Figures  

  • Susan Boyle has austism.
  • Maroon 5
  • Adam Sandler
  • Jonah Hill
  • Jon Stewart
  • Tina Fey
  • Deron Williams
  • Jerry Seinfeld                 
  • All of these people make awareness through the charity called Autism Speaks.

The Dilemma of Autism/ Current Research/Prognosis

The dilemma of Autism is that it can't be detected until your child has it. Autism is genetic, in rare cases it's caused by chemical exposure and other agents that cause birth defects. And since it's genetic it can be passed on to other generations. The current research on ASD is trying to detect it sooner so the treatment can be started faster to limit the progression of ASD. Autism is a defect that varies from everyone who gets, so the prognosis will vary with each child. The more they age the worse the symptoms of Autism will be.

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