Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of a neurodevelopmental condition which affects communication and behavior of a child. Autism although diagnosed at any age, is a
‘childhood disorder’, whose symptoms usually surface as the child grows. In spite of extensive studies, the precise root cause of Autism still remains obscure.
Called as a ‘spectrum’ disorder, patients with Autism spectrum disorder have a range of symptoms. According to professional neurosurgeons and therapists, people with ASD show
Inability to interact with their peers or children of their own age
Finding it extremely stressful to participate in group activities
Not being able to convey toilet or hygiene needs
Difficulty in sharing things
Inability to display facial expressions sometimes
Avoiding or resisting physical contact
Difficulty in reciprocating and displaying feelings
Although the exact cause of ASD still remains to be discovered, research suggests that genes and the environment can be the possible causes of ASD. Some of the risk factors include:
Having an older sibling with ASD
Having certain genetic conditions like Down’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and
Problematic births or a very low birth weight
There is currently no cure or standard treatment for ASD. But, there are many ways to increase the patient’s ability to learn new skills and to be independent.
Autism Connect is built with the idea of presenting all the information there is to know as soon as your child is detected with Autism. Not only does it answers questions such as,
“What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?” “What are the symptoms of ASD?”, it also offers the means to go about working around this diagnosis and supporting your child achieve the best they can, by handing you over with all the tools you’ll need. You will find a carefully curated list of Therapists, Professionals, Parent Support Groups, Autism Associations,
Rehabilitation Centers, Centers which offer Newer Treatment Options, Child Psychologists, etc., all under one roof. For your convenience, this listing has been done location-wise, so that you can find what you’re looking for, nearest to you. We have also charted out an entire list of treatment options, which would help optimize your child’s development.
You can find this information on our website, www.autismconnect.com