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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Autism is... Ashley Liles a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Males are four times as likelyto have a versionof ASD thanfemales. There is no cure to ASD. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. TREATMENT For example, doctors may prescribe medicationsfor treatment of specific ASD symptoms, such as OCD,anxiety and depression. As well, autistic childrencan undergo skill-orientated training to develop socialand language skills. Signs of Autism -impaired social interaction-repetitive movements (rocking or twirling)-self-abusive behavior (biting or headbanging)-learn to speak later than most children-preoccupation with subjects-inflexible adherence to specific routines or rituals double click to change this header text! Both genetics and environment play a role in developing ASD as a child. It is caused by irregularities in several regions of the brain. In families with one child withASD, the risk of having a secondchild with the disorder is approx. 5%. Autism affects 1 in 68 children. ASD is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. A typical diagnosticevaluation involves a team that involves:-a pediatrician-a psychologist-a speech and language pathologist-an occupational therapist
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