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Travis Butler
ENC1101 2:00
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Autism
Autism knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries, nor any family income, lifestyle, or education levels. It does not discriminate or have a preference of life to complicate. Autism by definition is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. (Google. 2009) Autism has been estimated to occur in 1 in 91 children, and out of those 91 kids 58 of them are boys. (Autism Speaks. 2009) Therefore Autism is becoming seen as an unprecedented epidemic that is sweeping in unannounced. When actually it has been the misdiagnosed culprit for almost seventy years.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first 3 years of life and is four times more common in boys than girls. Autism is a disease involving the brain, the immune system, and the gastrointestinal tract. The disability can be seen as somewhat of a detachment of social activities. Someone whom is diagnosed as Autistic may show high sensitivity to all of their senses. They may also become distressed over sound or sight. The way something feels or smells, such as wearing an itchy wool sweatshirt can trigger a melt down, resulting total with drawl of wearing any clothes at all. Stepping out of the norm or breaking a common routine can also trigger one of these.


Parents of children with Autism usually spend many hours researching the subject after their child is diagnosed. Part of the reason they search, is so they are educated on what kind of care their child will need. The other reason is because they have heard all the myths about autism and they are looking for facts. Just with any other ground breaking epidemic, Autism has many myths associated with it.
Some claim that individuals with autism never make eye contact or that they do not look at you. People with autism do often struggle with social...

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