Presentation on theme: "AUTISM Autism is a brain disorder that often interferes with a person's ability to communicate and relate with to others."— Presentation transcript:
AUTISM Autism is a brain disorder that often interferes with a person's ability to communicate and relate with to others.
What causes Autism Autism tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic link. Because people with autism can be vastly different, scientists suspect a number of genes are responsible.
Symptoms and Signs of Autism Some people with autism have difficulty with social interactions and relationships. Parents often describe their child with autism as preferring to play alone and making little eye contact with other people
How Autism is Diagnosed Your health professional will use diagnostic guidelines, established by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP),
The different types of Autism Children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) have difficulty in areas of social and emotional development, including: Developing relationships with other people, including their parents and children their own age. Communicating with other people. Having unusual behaviors and interests
People with Autism This is my brother LeTreye and he has autism.Treye has been looked at as a normal person.He does not need as much help and assistance as I try to give him. Treyes diagnoses is mild to moderate autism
Athletic Autstics Jason McElwain is an autistic who was the team manager for several years and the basketball coach finally let him play, he scored 20 points in 4 minutes including 6 three-pointers In the past 48 hours dozens of movie studios have called Jasons parents offering to buy the rights to his story.