What is Autism ?
Autism is a developmental disability that normally appears during the initial three years of life and is possibly the result of a neurological disorder that eventually affects the normal functioning of the brain. Autism will result in development delays in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children with autism will typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions etc.
Autism Spectrum Disorder/ASD is a group of disorders
Autism spectrum disorder/ASD can generally occur in any grouping and with varying frequency. The autism spectrum is a group of five disorders: PDD are Autistic Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD), Asperger's Disorder ,Rhett's Disorder, and PDD-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). All the above mentioned disorders has got its own diagnostic criteria as defined by American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Even if autism is not have a complete cure, with proper treatment and support autism symptoms can be lessened to a great extent. Following are few other issues with Children in the autism spectrum:
- Kids with autism will be unusually sensitive to normal daily life sounds from juicer, mixers etc
- Autistic children usually have difficulty in social interaction, communication, learning, sensory issues, behavioral issues etc.
- Some of the strange symptoms includes sniffing objects, spinning, rocking body and repeated body movements, flapping etc
As per latest reports number of autism cases are growing, One in eighty eight children affected by autism where majority are boys compared to girls.