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World Autism Awareness Day: Know the ABC's of the condition
Today as we observe the World Autism Awareness Day, there is a need to under this disorder. Information can be power and can lead to early intervention to mitigate autism.

Among medical fraternity, autism is a viewed as a developmental disorder without cure and is its cause associated with a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Autism is characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication due to restricted and repetitive behavior.

Often symptoms develop gradually some initial developmental milestones are alright but suddenly things worsen. It is more prevalent among male children than female children.

Here are the ABC's of autism.

A: ASD children have disintegrative disorder and become distressed over breaks in their routine

B: Behaviour exhibited is highly repetitive due to neuro-developmental conditions caused by

C: Condition causes impairment in social situations  with lack of eye contact to the extent of not responding to name

D: Development of symptoms can become visible in early childhood and many children could become epileptic

E: Expression of feelings and emotions is almost absent

Some helpful interventions could be the early speech therapy and specially designed behavioral interventions towards self-care. Intensive and long-lasting training of social and communication skills in micro-tasks can also mitigate the condition.

The caregivers record the babbling, gesturing, one-word speech, two-word speech, phrasal speech developmental milestones and playing with others by sharing toys for the first two years of the child to identify the conditions. If, there is a marked delays speech therapy should start with a lot of gesturing.

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