A Look At Autism
- What is Autism?
Autism is a prevalent
neurological or brain disorder and is known to be a severe developmental
disorder that affects a person's ability to understand, communicate
or interact with others in a social setting.
Does Autism Affect?
is generally seen in infants during the first three years of their
lives and remains throughout their life. It has been seen that Autism
is usually seen in males.
It has been
concluded that Autism is not a mental illness. Rather, it
is a neurological disorder. Though many times the true cause
of this disorder is not known, it is believed to be an inability
or imbalance of the brain to process information like other
normal individuals. A damaged central nervous system can lead
to a condition of Autism.
affects the development of a child, it helps to recognize
such a disorder as early as possible (within 18 months) so
that corrective steps can be taken in a timely manner. If
Autism is diagnosed correctly and early, the child can be
trained and taught how to relate to people and develop other
normal communication and behavior patterns.
Child with Autism
May show the following signs -
- Difficulties in
communication, both verbal and non verbal.
- Inability to interact socially with people.
- Tendency to repeat words.
- Prefers to be alone.
- Speech disorders, no use of speech.
- Learning impairment.
- Hyperactive or slow behaviour.
- Likes to rotate, spin or line up objects.
- Enjoys doing the same things for long periods of time.
- Dislikes any kind of change
Though Autism is
a neurological disorder with specific affects, it may also be accompanied
by several other problems such as mental retardation, seizures and
cerebral palsy. Hence, Autism is also referred to as a 'Spectrum
Disorder' due to the several other disorders / problems associated
content on Autism is only meant to provide a general information
about Autism disorder and should not be constituted as medical advice
or treated as complete information.
For more detailed
information on Autism, please visit:
National Autistic Society :
For Autism: www.autism-india.org
For Education: www.ashanet.org/index.php
For Remedial Intervention Services, Autism India:
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