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Nguyen Name: Thuc Nguyen Professor: R. Rodgers English 103 17 May, 2010 The Child with Autism Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) have become more common today. According to the Autism Society of America, "an estimated 30 million people in the world have an Autistic Spectrum Disorders, 1.5 million in America alone "(About Autism). Also, on the Autism Society of America webpage, an autism prevalence report from the Centers for Disease Control, issued that 1 in 150 eight years old children in multiple areas of the United States are diagnosed with autism. Extrapolate these numbers to get worldwide figure, and one can see that ASDs are not minor medical problems. ASDs occur around the world, affecting person of all racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Whether or not one has an autistic child, much of what one can learns about specific detailed information regarding autism may bring about unexpected health benefits to one and one’s family. As for parents, it is amazing watching their child thrive and grow. Even though raising children is the hardest and most tiring thing for any parent, seeing the child smile, cuddle, laugh, respond eagerly to games like "peek-a-boo" or hide-and-seek and speak his or her first words, are also the most wonderful moments parents can experience. Occasionally, however, a child does not interact in this expected manner. Instead, the child seems to exist in his or her own world, a place characterized by repetitive routines, odd and peculiar behaviors, problems in communication, and a total lack of social 1
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Nguyen awareness or interest in others. These are characteristics of a developmental disorder called autism. The word “autistic” comes from the Greek word “autos” which means self Autism was first described by Dr. Leo Kanner in 1943, as a narrowing of the person’s sensory perception, including their relationships with people (Sicile-Kira). Autism, also called autistic or neurological disorder in brain development, is the most common condition in a group of the autism spectrum disorders. It usually appears in children who seem to develop normally until sometime between 12 and 36 month old. It is four times more likely to occur in males than in females. It affects a person’s abilities in social skills, imagination, activity, and language skills (Autism Spectrum Disorders). People with autism typically have repetitive behaviors or intense and unusual interests in certain subjects. Also, they may often have problems with abstracts thinking, motor, and coordination skills, recognizing and coping with emotions. For examples, autistic people may exhibit some of the following autistic traits: resistance to change, difficulty in expressing needs, using gestures or pointing instead of words, repeating
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