Autism Spectrum Disorders: Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives. (Let's Talk Facts About) ebook
by American Psychiatric Association
The symptoms are present from early childhood and affect daily functioning. The term spectrum refers to the wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability in functioning that can occur in people with ASD. Some children and adults with ASD are fully able to perform all activities of daily living while others require substantial support to perform basic activities.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism. All caregivers should talk to their child’s doctor about ASD screening or evaluation. Having facial expressions, movements, and gestures that do not match what is being said.
Parents may talk with these specialists about their child’s social difficulties including problems with subtle communication.
ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Parents may talk with these specialists about their child’s social difficulties including problems with subtle communication.
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Every individual on the autism spectrum has problems to some degree with social interaction, empathy, communication, and flexible behavior.
Autism Facts and Figures. Autism-associated health problems extend across the life span – from young children to senior citizens
Autism Facts and Figures. Early intervention affords the best opportunity to support healthy development and deliver benefits across the lifespan. There is no medical detection for autism. Autism-associated health problems extend across the life span – from young children to senior citizens. Nearly a third (32 percent) of 2 to 5 year olds with autism are overweight and 16 percent are obese.
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As with many neurodivergent people and conditions, the popular image of autistic people and autism itself is often based on inaccurate media representations.
The APA Let's Talk Facts brochure series is designed to improve mental health by promoting informed factual discussion of psychiatric disorders and their treatments. They were developed for educational purposes for the general public and provide answers to commonly asked questions on mental health issues and disorders.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are a range of complex developmental disorders that can cause problems with thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others. They are neurological disorders, which means they affect the functioning of the brain. How autism disorders affect an individual and the severity of symptoms are different in each person.
Autism is usually first diagnosed in childhood. About 1 in 110 children is diagnosed with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorders are three to four times more common in boys than in girls. Autism is a lifelong disorder in most cases, though there are more and more cases of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders who eventually function independently, leading full lives. The information here focuses more on children and adolescents.