Autism 101 - What is Autism?
Autism 101an online course
Autism 101 Course Objectives What is Autism? Diagnosis Early Recognition in Autism Causes of Autism Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 Characteristics of Autism: Communication Characteristics of Autism: Social Characteristics of Autism: Cognition Characteristics of Autism: Ritualistic Behaviors and Sensory Issues Effective Programs Partnership with Families How did you do?
What is Autism?
Autism is a life-long neuro-developmental disorder that appears very early in life. Although there is no known cure for autism, many children with this diagnosis can experience good outcomes with intervention. Autism is characterized by disordered or delayed development in basic human interactions such as the ability to identify and express feelings, communicate with others and establish social relationships. The precise neurobiological mechanism that causes autism is not known, so the primary method for determining if a child has autism is through the observation of behavioral characteristics. Autism Spectrum Disorders are unique when compared to other developmental disorders in that, with appropriate and intensive early intervention, the deficits that characterize the disorder can be significantly reduced, if not completely eliminated. Although children with autism seem to vary in their response to treatment, the fact that appropriate and intensive intervention can have such a huge impact on the symptoms of…