Essay by Kraziek June 2008

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One of the fastest growing diseases in children now a day is a silent disorder that doesn't discriminated against race, gender, or socioeconomic backgrounds. Recent studies estimate that as many as 14 children out of 10,000 may have autism or a related condition. About 125,000 Americans are affected by these disorders, and nearly 4,000 families across the country have two or more children with autism. Three times as many boys as girls have autism. Autism affects anyone. Autism is one of the mental, emotional, and behavior disorders that appears in early childhood. Autism, or autistic disorder, almost always develops within the first 3 years of a child's life. Some people might be affected strongly by one symptom, while another person might be affect even worse by another. Here are the most common symptoms. As soon as autism is diagnosed, early intervention instruction should begin. Effective programs focus on developing communication, social, and cognitive skills.

( Autistic people tend to have unusual sensory experiences. These experiences may involve a sense being too sensitive, less sensitive than normal, or difficulty interpreting a sense. That's why you might see an autistic person trying to avoid being touched. Autism is a "spectrum of neuropsychiatry disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication, and unusual and repetitive behavior. Some, but not all, people with autism are non-verbal." ( Because of the alarming rates of autism new legislation and plans of action have been called to be enforce the pediatric community to get involved and pay more attention. Facts show that early intervention is the key to helping treat this complex disorder. The debate on causes of autism is very heated and since science hasn't found the cause or cure for autism everyone ahs their own opening. The only consistent factor in the clues...