Autism is a developmental disorder of the brain. It is Neurological Damage. People with autism have troubles communicating or interacting publicly with society. They also may have abnormal patterns of behavior, interests and activities. There are five kinds of autism, which is why doctors use the term “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD). The three main types of autism include: Classic autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Nonspecific pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS).
A group of children who don’t quite fit the criteria for the other types. There are also two rare autism disorders: Rett syndrome –a neurodevelopment disorder that affects typically girls; it includes problems with movement and speech, along with autistic features. Childhood disintegrative disorder — a severe type in which the child loses more physical, language and social skills than in classic autism.
Autism used to be the term used for anyone with that particular situation. Today, there are numerous dissimilar sub categories for dissimilar levels of disability or function. No two children diagnosed will be the same, but there will be many things that they do have in common. With some high functioning autistics most people may not even be aware that they have autism, while others need assistance in approximately any part of life, and they are evidently living a very diverse life than other children. There are varying degrees of brain damage called autism nowadays.
You are evidently high functioning. But there are many who are not. It is not disrespectful to name their distress brain damage, because this is what it is. It is insulting to damage your kid because you did not research the topic adequate to figure out the truth. It is insulting to read advertisements of companies as if they are the truth and are meaning only well for you, when history has proven they don’t. They have been sued and fined for hiding information of side effects and effectiveness and many people have died because of that. You have been reading too much fake research into autism trying to learn what you have. To hide the fact that the vaccines cause autism they have come up with many outlandish theories and have lied to people. Mercury causes brain damage and brain damage is autism.
A child with autism develops differently
While a child without autism will develop in many areas at a relatively harmonious rate, this may not be the case for a child with autism. His/her cognitive skills may grow fast, while their social and language skills trail behind. On the other hand, his/her language skills may develop rapidly while their motor skills don’t. They may not be able to catch a ball as well as the other children, but could have a much larger vocabulary. Nonetheless, the social skills of a person with autism will not develop at the same pace as other people’s.
- Learning may be unpredictable
How quickly a child with autism learns things can be unpredictable. They may learn something much faster than other children, such as how to read long words, only to forget them completely later on. They may learn how to do something the hard way before they learn how to do it the easy way.
- Physical tics and stimming
It is not uncommon for people with autism to have tics. These are usually physical movements that can be jerky. Some tics can be quite complicated and can go on for a very long time. A number of people with autism are able to control when they happen, others are not. People with ASD who do have tics often say that they have to be expressed, otherwise the urge does not stop. For many, going through the tics is enjoyable, and they have a preferred spot where they do them – usually somewhere private and spacious. When parents first see these tics, especially the convoluted ones, they may experience shock and worry.
Brain’s chemistry develops differently in children with an ASD
Certain chemicals in the brains of children between 3 and 10 years of age with an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) develop differently compared to those with idiopathic (of unknown cause) developmental disorders.
Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, wrote in JAMA Psychiatry that creatine, choline and N-acetylaspartate, chemicals found in the brain’s gray matter, develop at different rates among children with an ASD.
The authors wrote “The results from our study suggest that a dynamic brain developmental process underlies autism spectrum disorder, whereas the children with developmental disorder exhibited a different, more static developmental pattern of brain chemical changes.”
The scientists found that among 3 to 4 year-old children with an ASD the pattern of chemical changes within the brain was similar to those detected in patients with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. For example, in multiple sclerosis levels of N-acetylaspartate are low when symptoms first appear.
Autism remains a challenging situation for children and their families, but the outlook today is much better than it was a generation ago. At that time, most people with autism were placed in institutions. Today, with the right therapy, many of the symptoms of autism can be improved, though most people will have some symptoms throughout their lives. Most people with autism are able to live with their families or in the community. The outlook depends on the severity of the autism and the level of therapy the person receives.