Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy!
Does your kid seem to be growing a little bit slower than other children? Do they have unfamiliar reactions in social positions? Are there any behavioral problems? Well, there is a good possibility that they may be experiencing a condition known as ‘autism’.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder regularly diagnosed through childhood that is defined by abnormal social interactions, issues to communicate with others, and repetitive constant behaviors. According to the DSM-5 which is a diagnostic manual for mental disorders, this condition includes the previously known autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and other developmental disorders not otherwise specified.
According to the CDC, every one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder, with boys being 4.5 times more likely to have the disease than girls. Notwithstanding the struggle to identify what causes this disorder, its true cause is still not known.
There’s no one medical test that can determine if a child has an autism spectrum disorder, but there are several behaviors and developmental delays that could indicate that your child has autism.
Obviously, only a medical specialist can make a correct diagnosis and a treatment for autism, but you can maintain your eyes out for anything that looks improper and then, if necessary, inform your child’s pediatrician.
Read on to see the lists of the 7 Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Autism.