WHAT IS AUTISM??????
Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects areas of communication, social skills & behavior.
Most severe complex neuro-psychiatric developmental disability.
First diagnosed in 1943 by Leo Kanner
Affects approximately 3 in 15 children in a year,1 in 94 males.
Often diagnosed on 1st three years of life.
CAUSES OF AUTISM
Some of the cells and connections in the brain those that affect communication, emotions & senses do not develop properly or get damaged.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTISM
Unresponsive to normal teaching methods.
Stereotypical repetitive behaviors.
Apparent over or under sensitive to different sensations.
Not responsive to verbal cues.
No real fear of danger.
There is no cure for Autism…………
But Early detection & consistent structured intervention program can make significant progress.