History of Autism
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Autism is a developmental disability that severely
hinders the way information is gathered and processed by
the brain, causing problems in communication, learning
and social behaviors. It typically appears during the
child's first three years, occurs in roughly 15 to 20 of
every 10,000 births and is four times more common in
males than females. People with autism live normal life
spans and some of the behaviors associated with it may
change or disappear over time. Autism has been found
throughout the world in families of all racial, ethnic
and social backgrounds.
researchers still have not reached a consensus regarding
specific evaluations necessary for identifying the
syndrome nor have they agreed upon the symptoms that must
present to establish it. One particular sad legacy of our
lack of diagnostic specificity has been the confusion for
parents and professionals responsible for day-to-day
management of autistic persons.
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