Autism

caregiving for child with autism

How to be a Caregiver for a Child with Autism

According to Wikipedia, autism is defined as “a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior.” Acting as a caregiver for a child with autism can be extremely challenging, regardless of a person’s background and experience. Often times, the caregiver will be one of the child’s parents […]

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How Autism Affects Patients and Their Families

Autism has been described as “a family epidemic”, because it can have a significant effect on the entire family for many years. And it is more than the immediate family that’s affected; parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents and other relatives may all be involved in some way, because it takes a big commitment to raise a […]

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symptoms of autism

Symptoms of Autism

Having autism doesn’t mean everybody automatically has all the same symptoms; they can vary considerably for many reasons. However, there are several core symptoms that all autistic people will have to a certain degree, and you should be aware of them if your child or family member does exhibit them. Nonverbal and verbal methods of […]

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treatment options for autism

Treatment Options for People with Autism

Once symptoms of autism have been identified and correctly diagnosed, it is time to work out the best treatment options. This can vary depending on the age of the person, its particular needs and other factors, but it is normal to use a few different therapies with the goal of improving the life of the […]

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causes of autism

Causes of Autism

Although the specific cause of autism is not actually known, there have been many studies on different causes and the reasons why they may cause autism to occur. Some of these studies show that people may be genetically disposed to contracting autism, meaning that if one or both parents had it, their children are more […]

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Autism Linked to a Set of Brain Enzymes

A new study has investigated the possible relationship between a set of brain enzymes called topoisomerases and autism. According to researchers, it is possible that topoisomerases are the enzymes that activate the genes that are related to autism. Topoisomerases have been under study because of their ability to help tumor cells replicate rapidly. (Source:  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265416.php) […]

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facts about autism

Facts and Figures About Autism

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are general names for the collection of complex brain disorders which also include the Asperger Syndrome. These disorders affect both verbal and non verbal communication, social interaction, repetitive behavior and other issues, thereby making the persons suffering from the disorder “different” from people around them. Many people with ASD […]

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