Autism - it is a word loaded with meaning, loaded with fear for those who don't understand, with distrust for those who don't live with it, and frustrations, for those confronted with this disorder for the first time.
Some of these children have the diagnosis of Autism, some do not... can you tell? You can't! Can you?!
That's because these children are simply children.
The popular images of Autism, the stereotype that all of us have seen in movies and television is only one small part of the disorder. These are the images of the disorder left to its own devices with no intervention from outside sources. But it doesn't have to be this way. The word Autism is just that - a word, a label given to a range of disorders affecting more people than most of us could guess. It's not the stereotype we've seen in movies. Autism is all around us, it might be the neighbor who keeps to himself or a child that can never seem to do what he/she is told, perhaps, your child.
Put simply, Autism is a spectrum of related disorders that affects the developing brain. These disorders have always been difficult to diagnose and treat since they share many symptoms with unrelated disorders.
In the last few years, however, there has been tremendous progress through close observation of children as they reach developmental milestones we can now detect and accurately diagnose autism at a very early stage and there have been new developments in the treatments of various autistic spectrum disorder that can improved the outcome of diagnosed children if they're diagnosed early.
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