Autism SpeaksThe National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke informs readers on better information about Autism. Readers think they know what autism really is but in actuality we just think that it is people who are diagnosed with Down syndrome. Autism and Down syndrome are two separate conditions. Autism is short for the full term, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “Autism Spectrum Disorder is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.” “Autism Spectrum disorder…..occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age group.” (NINDS). Males are four times more likely to have an ASD more than females. “Experts estimate that 1 out of 88 children at the age of 8 will have an ASD.” The world always wonder, what causes autism? Researches don’t know what causes autism, but we know that the environment and genetics play a big role.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorder has a strong desire as to informing readers on very important information about Autism and how it is caused. Facts prove to readers the different complexities of being autistic.
Behind closed doors: What Autism really Is.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Quest for Genetic Syndromes abstract fact sheet informs us that “Autism Spectrum Disorders are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disabilities with various etiologies, but with a heritability estimate of more than 90%.” “ These syndromes account for more than 10% of all ASD cases and include tuberous sclerosis, fragile X, ……” : Findings from the study of genetic syndromes are incorporated into ongoing research on autism…..; different syndromes coverage upon common biological backgrounds ( such as disrupted molecular pathways and brain circuitries), …… account for … comorbidity with autism.”
The abstract article out of the Wiley periodicals: Autism Spectrum…