Recent Examples of autism from the Web
While the impact of technology on teens has its pros and cons in terms of social media bullying and video game violence, the educational and social benefits for those on the autism spectrum are unprecedented.
Children on the autism spectrum rarely like to interact with people of their own age.
That’s the accuracy rate that scientists claim for a blood test assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.
The school also has a smaller program that serves children on the autism spectrum.
Areen, who is on the autism spectrum, became confused and ran upstairs rather than outside.
Name Withheld People with autism-spectrum disorder can struggle to understand social clues and to infer norms of behavior.
Last year her now 13-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum, had tried some summer camps, not all of which had worked out.
In addition to his autism, Jayden also suffers from other health problems, KHOU reported.
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medical Definition of autism
- But more than 60 years after it was first identified, autism remains mystifying and stubbornly difficult to treat. About the only thing parents, doctors and policy makers agree on is that the best chance for autistic children to develop social and language skills is to enroll them in some type of intensive behavioral therapy.
- —Benedict Carey, The New York Times, 27 Dec. 2004
- Although the chief diagnostic signs of autism are social isolation, lack of eye contact, poor language capacity and absence of empathy, other less well known symptoms are commonly evident. Many people with autism have problems understanding metaphors, sometimes interpreting them literally. They also have difficulty miming other people's actions.
- —Vilayanur S. Ramachandran et al., Scientific American, November 2006
- In approximately 10% of patients, autism can be explained by genetic syndromes and known chromosomal anomalies …
- —Lauren A Weiss et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 14 Feb. 2008
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