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Autism Spectrum Disorders – The Three Many Types


Not All Cases Are Alike

Many people feel that autism is not one simple mental disorder but rather a disorder that covers a number of different conditions. There are many different disorders that will relate to how a person is going to behave. There are three major types of disorders in the autism spectrum. These are all essential points to see when trying to get autism treated as well as possible.

Does Autism Spectrum Disorders has Inheritance link?

There have been lot of studies performed to get the right answer to this question. There were studies performed on twin and family which suggest strongly that the people who suffer from Autism have a genetic vulnerability to autism.

In one of the identical twin studies performed, it is being postulated that if one twin is affected, there is very high (up to 90 percent) chances of the other twin being affected as well. There are many studies which are currently going on to link the genetic factors with ASD and its onset.

If the first child in family has Autism, then there are 5% chances of having Autism present in second or subsequent child. This potential risk is higher than the general ratio. The studies are trying to find the genes that contribute to this increased vulnerabiility. There are more chances of emotional disorders, such as bipolar disorder, to occur in families which has people suffering from ASD.

Standard Form

There is the general form of autism that could be found in some people. This is a condition where a person is suffering from an inability to communicate or socialize with people. A person may also be repetitive and routine in behavior to where that person’s life might be severely impacted. These points should be reviewed because they are points that relate to how harsh a person might be in terms of how well a person is going to behave in social situations.

Asperger is Different

Asperger syndrome is an autism disorder that involves a person having a normal level of intelligence and the proper verbal skills that a person needs. However, that person might be someone who is dealing with the same signs of autism. These include repetitive behaviors and communication problems. The big problem with this disorder is that it can be difficult to assess in some people because they are more developed from a mental health perspective than others.

Rett Syndrome is Another Example

Rett syndrome has been found to be one of the most unusual points in the spectrum. This is a condition where a person begins to lose the ability to speak or process speech. It can also be easy for a person with this condition to use ritualistic physical movements. There are many concerns that could relate to how a person with this condition could develop some habitual behaviors that might be similar to autism and other similar concerns.

ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorders Chart

ASD - Questions to Ask before planning child Relief Program

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recommends to the parents to ask some questions if they are planning for their child relief program or some other school reparation programs. Here are these questions:

  1. Are there any rewards given for the child good behaviour for his motivation and engagement?
  2. The environment should be designed to minimize distractions. It is designed so?
  3. Can the program include some training for me as a parent or guardian which will prepare me to continue the therapy from home?
  4. Cost, time commitment, and location related questions for the program?
  5. Success rate of the program and other children/parents feedback.
  6. Are there instances of children attending the normal school after the therapy or program?
  7. What traning and experience does the staff members have for working with Autistic children and adolescents?
  8. How the activities are designed, planned and executed?
  9. What about the daily schedule or set pattern which is followed every day? It is shared with parents?
  10. Will my child get individual attention, if yes, till what level?
  11. What is the progress measure criteria? How the progress measured?

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