What is the Autism Spectrum, and What Are Some Kinds of Autism?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, rates of autism among American children have grown exponentially since 2012. Whereas before one in 88 children were diagnosed with autism, an estimated one in 68 American children are now considered autistic. That’s a growth of 30% over two-years.

If you have suspicions that your child might be autistic, you should take them to your general practitioner straight away. Using the autism spectrum, your doctor can help you determine whether or not your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and they can advise you on your next steps.

What is the Autism Spectrum?
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The Fact About Children With Autism

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Although researchers and educators have made huge strides when it come to providing relevant help for children with autism and other learning disabilities, much work remains to be done. This is due to the fact that there is still a lot to learn about learning disabilities like autism, Asperger’s, and other spectrum disorders; and the American public needs to be more informed as well.

If you were to ask 100 random people on the street if they could define autism, you will be lucky to find more than a handful that could offer much more than they know it’s a learning disability. Actually, you would probably not find to many who even know that much about it. The fact is that unle Continue reading

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Information on Education for Children With Special Needs

Characteristics of children with autism

If you are a parent of a school-aged autistic child, you have most likely been confronted with the decision of whether or not to send your child to one of the many schools for learning disabilities. This can be a difficult decision for any parent when trying to determine the best and most beneficial path for their special needs child. Here are some facts about autism and schools for learning disabilities that may aid in the decision making process.

Children with autism often exhibit restrictive and repetitive behavior that differs from their peers. They are not governed by the same social norms as those who do not have the disorder. Most autistic children also have unusual eating habits and dietary needs. The disorder can also be marked by impaired physical ability, learning challenge Continue reading

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