autism

India
August 27, 2008 6:56am CST
My son is suffering from AUTISM brain disorder. I don't know much about this disease. I want to know the details of this disorder.
3 responses
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
28 Aug 08
oh here is the rest of the information about autism Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether ASD is explained more by multigene interactions or by rare mutations. [3] In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth defects. [4] Other proposed causes, such as childhood vaccines, . [5] Most recent reviews estimate a prevalence of one to two cases per 1,000 people for autism, Autism affects many parts of the brain; how this occurs is poorly understood. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. Early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help children gain self-care, social, and communication skills. There is no known cure. [7] Few children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, but some become successful, [8] and an autistic culture has developed, with some seeking a cure and others believing that autism is a condition rather than a disorder
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Hi my friend. ANother mylot friend Travibabiesgirl guided me to your post. Autism - wow, lets see where do I begin. How about, my daughter has autism too. How old is your son? Did you get an official diagnostic from psychologist? Have you reached out to get any help from your regional center? Regional Center offers lots of free services, such as speech, social therpay, music therapy and much more. now about what is Autism. The medical term: Autism is a brain development disorder that impairs social interaction and communication and causes restricted and repetitive behavior, all starting before a child is three years old. In short for many parents. Autism is simply realizing your child is different. I like to say a child with autism, is "special" and have special needs. The good news for many parents, autism does not prevent most children from leading a normal adult life, if help is seek early on. When I first found out my daughter is autistic, I cried because many books scared me about what may happen. But overtime, my daughter has improved alot on her skills through therapy. Not to see the least, I struggle and still struggle through daily life to keep her on track and some days it is great, if she has 5 tantrums while other days, she has 30 tantrums and I get bruises from them. But all in all, depending on the severity there is help and alot you as a parent can do If you have time, you may also want to consider other options besides therapy such as special diets (you can PM me for more info if you like, there is no sales pitch here just information for you) Or a DANS doctor - Defeat Autism NOW I hope I did not overwhelm you with too much info on Autism. You may PM me anytime to ask question. I have tons of books on Autism and many websites link too. Feel free to PM me, If I can be of any help and support I am more than happy too. or just someone to listen to how you day went. I am all eyes (since we read post)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I do not know much about this disorder but the internet should have several different websites to help give you some information. My mylot friend has a daughter who has autism and I will see if she will send you a reply to your post to help you out.