Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Autism Awareness "Walk"

Regarding to the " Walk " event that aims to spread the awareness of autism " Autistic " Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Ahmad AL Abdullah AL Ahmad AL Sabah. Im going to make this short and clear, Their are many and i mean " Many " disorders around the world, And i am delighted and thankful that someone thought of bringing up such campaign. Despite That all health campaigns are important to as, the most health campaigns that i have seen here in kuwait are the cancer campaigns. What i am trying to say here is, many people do not now what autistic disorder is. therefor, i have done some research related to autistic disorder and id love to share that information with you. I hope what i have tried cover would fulfill your needs to understand such campaign " Autistic ".

What is autistic disorder?

Autistic disorder is also called autism, is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first 3 years of life. A child with autism appears to live in his/her own world, showing little interest in others, and a lack of social awareness. The focus of an autistic child is a consistent routine and includes an interest in repeating odd and peculiar behaviors. Autistic children often have problems in communication, avoid eye contact, and show limited attachment to others.

Autism can prevent a child from forming relationships with others. A child with autism may resist cuddling, play alone, be resistant to change, and or have delayed speech development. Persons with autism tend to exhibit repeated body movements (such as flapping hands or rocking) and have unusual attachments to objects. However, many people with autism excel consistently on certain mental tasks.

What causes autism?

The cause of autism is not known. Research suggests that autism is a genetic condition. It is believed that several genes are involved in the development of autism. Research studies in autism have found a variety of abnormalities in the brain structure and chemicals in the brain, however, there have been no consistent findings. One theory is the possibility that autistic disorder is a behavioral syndrome that includes several distinct conditions. However, parenting behaviors are not the cause or a contributing factor to the cause or causes of autism.

What are the symptoms of autism?

1-kids do not socially interact well with others, including parents.

2-kids do not communicate well with others.

3- kids have demonstrates repetitive behaviors, such as rocking and hand or finger flapping.

4-kids are always preoccupied, usually with lights, moving objects, or parts of objects.

5-The kids do not like noise.

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