autism


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(psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self

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Many people correctly identified some of the key characteristics of autism, including difficulty communicating, difficulty making friends, love of routine and obsessive behaviour.
NAS chief executive Mark Lever said: "We've taken huge strides from the days when people with autism were considered uneducatable and psychotic, but there is still much work to do to shatter persisting and misleading illusions.
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.
About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.
Autism affects girls and boys of all races and in all geographic regions and has a large impact on children, their families, communities and societies.
had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism.
this study is that it highlights biological pathways that can be targets for therapy," says Geraldine Dawson, chief science officer of Autism Speaks, a national organization that helped to fund the study.
Autism Speaks continues to expand its outreach in the international autism community with a global call to action.
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
Yet, despite the scale of the need, autism receives nowhere near the attention it deserves.
In the United States, children are diagnosed with autism at a rate of 1 in 150.
If thimerosal exposure is a primary cause of autism, then the prevalence of autism would be predicted to decrease, as young children's exposure to thimerosal has sharply decreased to its lowest levels in decades," wrote the researchers.
To help busy physicians detect and manage a child with autism, the AAP published two new sets of guidelines, one on identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders and the other on referral and management (Pediatrics 2007;120: 1162-83 and Pediatrics 2007;120:1184-1215, respectively).
For Robert and Pilar Dowell, it was hard enough to bear twin sons with autism.
Zosia Zaks, who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 31, presents a "peer-to-peer" guide for fellow adults with Asperger's and high-functioning autism drawn from the creative strategies she has devised to cope since her childhood, in Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults.