Category Archives: Autism Symptoms
Autism – What On Earth is Going On
New research is showing language delays or speech problems in the siblings of autistic children.
Overweight mothers with either Type 2 or gestational diabetes may be more likely to have a child with autism or with other developmental disabilities according to a recent study conducted by the University of California – Davis.
Autism is on the rise worldwide and this has prompted more funding for more research.
In 2012, the general understanding of what autism is became more apparent with the general public. Along with a larger public awareness, the actual costs that autism cost to the American public was outlined at $137 billion per year.
Autism: What on Earth is going on?
In the upcoming DSM-5 psychiatric guidelines, the diagnoses of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) will all be combined into one diagnosis called autism spectrum disorders.
There are still many misconceptions floating around about autism, including Asperger’s syndrome, despite the fact that so much research has been performed in the last decade. There is still much to learn about autistic behavior.
The onset of puberty can be a difficult time for autistic children. Many experience more frequent and severe behavioral problems. Nearly 20% of those afflicted begin to experience seizures during puberty. This is believed to be the result of hormonal changes.