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Autism Spectrum Disorder

The CDC estimates that about 1 in every 59 children have been identified as having autism spectrum disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects how people communicate and behave ASD is on a spectrum, meaning that people who have ASD have a wide range of types of symptoms and intensity of symptoms

Common Symptoms

  • Social Symptoms
    • Making little or inconsistent eye contact
    • Tending not to look at or listen to people
    • Rarely sharing enjoyment by sharing things to others
    • Failing to, or being slow to respond to someone trying to get their attention
    • Having difficulties with the back and forth of conversation
    • Often speaking a long time about their favorite subject without noticing that others are not interested or without giving others a chance to respond
    • Making facial expressions, movements, and gestures that do not match what is being said
    • Having an unusual tone of voice that may sound sing-song, flat, or robot-like
    • Having difficulty understanding another person’s point of view
  • Restrictive or Repetitive Behaviors
    • Repeating certain behaviors or having unusual behaviors
    • Having a lasting intense interest in certain topics
    • Having overly focused interests such as with moving objects or parts of an object
    • Getting slightly upset by slight changes in routine
    • Being more or less sensitive than pother people to sensory input such as light, noise, and temperature
  • Other Symptoms
    • Sleep difficulties
    • Irritability

Autism vs. Asperger's Syndrome

  • Asperger’s Syndrome is no longer a diagnosis because, it has been absorbed into the ASD diagnosis. Asperger’s Syndrome can be thought of as ASD on the “higher-functioning” side of the spectrum

Treatment at CARE

  • Increase and build on strengths
  • Learning communication and social skills
  • Help develop coping skills

Strengths of people with Austim

  • Being able to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time
  • Being strong visual and auditory learners
  • Excelling in math, science, music, or art

Common Experiences

  • People with ASD are able to have relationships with others, do well in school, enjoy hobbies, build careers, live independently, and enjoy life. People with ASD may also experience other mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety

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