What does these three woman have in common?
They all have children who have been diagnosed with Autism.
What is autism?
Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.
Is Autism growing in leaps and bounds? Lately so many people are saying that their child has been diagnosed with Autism. A recent news report said that 1 out of 100 children are diagnosed. A relative informed me that his child has it. Since I am reading that so many children are diagnosed I did some research and found out that researchers don't actually no where it comes from but feel that it comes from genetics and environment.
Last week a website was released to help parents with tools to identify signs. The website also show clips of children who are diagnosed. The website is http://www.autismspeaks.org/.