Autism wide range of symptoms and indications. This

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that involves of impairments in sensory sensitivity, developmental language, and social interaction and communication skills. This condition is called Autism Spectrum Disorder or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) because of its wide range of symptoms and indications. This means that no two people with autism will have exactly the same indications and they will be experiencing varying combinations of symptoms, some people will have mild symptoms while others will have severe ones. ASD have a large spectrum of symptoms, skills, behaviors and levels of impairment. Some of the behaviors related with autism include the delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; trouble with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow and intense interests; having poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. ASD differ in severity from a handicap that somewhat limits a normal life that may require institutional care.  However, many people diagnosed with autism spectrum also have significant strengths. These include a good eye for detail, a high level of accuracy and reliability, an excellent memory for facts and figures, good mathematical ability, and the ability to thrive in a structured, well-organised work environment and a considerable creative talent.                The National Autistic Society (NAS) says around 700, 000 people in UK have Autism Spectrum. This means, together with their families, autism is part of 2.8 million people’s daily lives. About approximately 1% of the world population today has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in USA. According to the website of the Autism Society America, “more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder” (Buescher et al., 2014). It also showed in the same site that 1% of the adult population of the United Kingdom has ASD. It is shown in the report of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rates in the United States are on the rise. For ASD, the CDC reported a prevalence of one in 150 in 2002 and the prevalence had soared to one in 68, a 150 % increase in 2010In one of the headlines of Philippine Star last October 2014 it was stated by Erlinda Borromeo, the president of Autism Speaks Foundation(ASF), that one in 68 children has an autism worldwide. . There are only rough estimates in this case and there is still no updated reports but it was stated that in the Philippines the estimated cases of autism rose from 500,000 in 2008 to one million people at present.


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