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ABOUT AUTISM

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically manifests in the first three years of life.

It causes impairment in three main areas often referred to as

TRIAD OF IMPAIRMENTS

communication
understanding
imagination

Other charateristics often associated with autism are:

  • Engagement in repetitive activities and stereo type movements.
  • Resistance to environmental change or changes in daily routines.
  • Unusual responses to sensory experiences

The term AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) reflects the fact that no two people with ASD are alike

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ISLETS OF ABILITY

Many persons with Autism have completed their formal education and are gainfully employed or are successful artists, musicians, poets, writers and scientists. Persons with autism like Temple Grandin, Donna williams, Tito Rajarishi Mukopadhyay and Krishna Narayan have given us intriguing insights into the world of Autism through their writings and work.

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AUTISM - COMORBIDITIES

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PREVALENCE

The prevalence of Autism is rising and Autism has turned out to be one of the most prevalent among childhood disorders. Center for Disease Control [CDC, USA] puts the rate at 1 out of 68.

MALE:FEMALE RATIO IS 5:1

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CAUSES OF AUTISM

The cause of autism is still unknown and there is no known cure.

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