There are different types of autism and how it may affect someone physically or mentally. Autism is a type of mental disorder which is incurable and can be treated with some medications to help reduce the symptoms. There’s three types of autism first is the Autistic Disorder (which is also called “classic autism”), second is Asperger syndrome and lastly is Pervasive Developmental Disorder. All of them have things in common such as how it affects someone either phisically or mentally. However they also have their differences such as how one type of autism can cause someone to struggle with learning abilities. Then theres others that can be affected phisically for example weird behaviors and having problem speaking. I will be going to give the different types of autism and talk about it.
The three types of autism and how they can affect someone either phisically or emotionally. First kind of autism is Autistic Disorder– (also called “classic” autism) This is what most people think of when hearing the word “autism.” People with autistic disorder usually have problems with speaking, socially interacting with people, and “weird” behavior interests. Many people with autistic disorder also have intellectual disability. Then theres Asperger Syndrome– People with Asperger syndrome usually have some milder symptoms of autistic disorder. They might have social challenges and unusual behaviors and interests. However, they typically do not have problems with language or intellectual disability. Lastly Pervasive Developmental Disorder – (also called “atypical autism”) People who meet some of the standard for autistic disorder or Asperger syndrome, but not all maybe. Some diagnosed usually have fewer and milder symptoms than those with autistic disorder. The symptoms might cause only social and communication challenges. “Autism Society of America”.(ASWS)
There are several causes of autism and it is not as rare as you think. According to a survey 1 out of 45 kids can be diagnosed with autism. This means that this is a worldwide thing and is not easy to know whether someone has it or not. Sometimes kids that are diagnosed with autism is based on how they act for example how they think, based on how they speak or if their unable to speak in a certain age, and have problems socially. Then sometimes it’s base on your parents genes specially if both of your parents are autistic then you pretty much are likely to obtain autism from them.(ASWS)
Autism Spectrum Disorder occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic (relating to or concerned with the interaction of social and economic factors) groups, but are almost five times more common among boys than among girls (asws). However a huge variety of myths about peoples’ thoughts on autism and how it makes people think a certain way. Some people think just because your autistic means your instantly incapable of helping yourself. Not only that they also assume you can’t help contribute to society and get a proper job. They also thought about how autistic people are just people with mental problems that need more attention than others just cause they’re autistic. Also they think of them as people that are much in need of attention and that they can’t do anything for themselves.(ASWS)
The deficits or symptoms of autism and how it affects the persons life. since theres a lot of symptoms I’m going to give out most of it that I read on another article. It says that some symptoms cause to patients to not respond to their name by 12 months. Then some says that they avoid eye contact because they sometimes feel uncomfortable. Other times they move their body is circle or curl up to a rock and spin around, they do that because it helps them calm down. They also have obsessive interest and get upset by minor changes. Also they are sometimes wanting to be alone and give unrelated answers to questions.(AS)
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