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Introduction


The topic I chose for today is Autism. Have you heard about it? I am sure you maybe know somebody who suffers from this disease, but do you really know what is it, or its causes? That is what I am up to explain to you. My decision was based on a story which is wrriten by a Autisc child's mother.It show me how hard to struggle with this slient but strenuous disease.


What is Autism?


Autism is a neurological disorder,which means that if affects the brain.brains takes in everything at once without filters.It causes kind to experience thnathan54.jpge world differently from most kids do.It appears in the first 3 year of life.It affects boys 3-4 times more often than girls.

Three weekness of autism children

1.social relactionship --don't understand the rules of friendship,have trouble in reading facial expressions
2.communication ---making eye contact,ask for sth without word
3.perceptual integration---a difficulty in adapting to changes: school routins make them feel safe













Causes of Autism

Nobody know for sure what causes Autism.Some scientists think that some kids might be more likely to get Autism because it run in their families.Also, many experts agree that environmental factors are also causes of Autism. Despite a lot of debates on the autism and vaccines,but scientific research does not support the theory.so there is no correlation between them.

Treatment of Autism


Appropriate early intervention is important. but there is no standard for autism treatment,Once the diagnosis has been made, the parents, physicians, and specialists should discuss what is best for the child. In most cases, parents are encouraged to take care of the child at home. The more specialized instruction and behavior therapy the child receives, the more likely it is that the condition will improve.Medication can be recommended to treat specific symptoms such as seizures, hyperactivity, extreme mood changes, or self-injurious behaviors.



concluction

Researchers have struggled to find a cause for the disorder without great success. Autism affet 1 in 100 children compared with 1 in 10,000 children 30 years ago,we are facing a epidemic.I hope more and more people can attention to this disease,and give their help and love to these children.



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Bibliography
http://helpguide.org/mental/autism_signs_symptoms.htm

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/897873/new_autism_treatment_tested/