Schneller Versand nach mehr als 80 Ländern weltweit, darunter Schweiz! Die heutigen Angebote Kundenbetreuung: +1-586-782-7852   |   Hilfe
Artikel in Ihrem Einkaufswagen Menge Preis
Zwischensumme: CHF0.00

10 Facts About Autism

April 1 kicks off National Autism Awareness Month in the United States. Here are 10 facts about autism to increase your understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Learn more at eVitamins Schweiz.

Today marks the beginning of National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of neurological disorders that impair social communication and cognitive function, at varying levels of severity.

With autism affecting approximately 67 million people world wide and early diagnosis being more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) combined; research into its cause and possible cures has become of paramount importance.

Here are ten facts and statistics to help you familiarize yourself with autism, courtesy of Autism Speaks, the Autism Society and the National Autism Association:

1. According to a 2012 study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, approximately one in 88 children (one in 54 boys and one in 252 girls) are diagnosed with an ASD annually in the United States.

2. Research hasn't yet determined the exact cause of autism. Many scholars believe autism is a combination of genetic vulnerability triggered by some kind of social or toxic influence.

3. It's possible to detect autism in infants and children as young as six months. If a child remains fixated on an object or doesn't respond to people, he or she may be demonstrating early signs of autism. For children older than six months, signs include not responding to their name, avoiding eye contact, engaging in repetitive movements and a lack of movement in their joints. In general, it's also believed a larger head size can be an autism indicator.

4. There's a screening for parents who are concerned their child may be autistic, which most pediatricians can offer. Many scientists would agree earlier intervention improves the child's prognosis.

5. Many autistic children have a reduced sensitivity to pain but may be extra sensitive to sound, touch or other sensory stimulation. This may explain an aversion to being cuddled or hugged.

6. Children with an ASD are guaranteed free, appropriate public education under United States federal law.

7. Researchers are unclear why boys are diagnosed with autism more than girls, but some think the problem lies with the X chromosome, of which boys only have one.

8. Divorce rates are high in families with an autistic child. Researchers suggest reducing stress by ensuring an autistic child receives appropriate health care, setting aside time for a spouse and creating a support system with other families of children with autism.

9. The presence of a trained dog has been shown to improve autistic children’s quality of life, independence and safety. The dog acts as a calming presence and a companion which can reduce aggressive behavior and serve as a gateway which helps the child interact more with their community.

10. There is no known cure for autism. There are a variety of available treatments but no single treatment has been heralded as a concrete way to end autism. Many treatments center around therapy that reinforces skills and behaviors such as making eye contact and carrying on a conversation. In a 2001 study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences, it was advised children displaying signs of autism should receive about 25 hours of therapy per week.

Stay informed all April long as eVitamins for more information about autism. A portion of all sales this month will benefit the Autism Society.

Related Articles You May Like
What Do Your Mood Swings Mean?
What Do Your Mood Swings Mean?
How Your Mental Health Affects Your Heart
How Your Mental Health Affects Your Heart
The Science of Gratitude
The Science of Gratitude
6 Ways to Boost Brain Health
6 Ways to Boost Brain Health
Boost Your Brain to Cram for Exams
Boost Your Brain to Cram for Exams
Take Steps Now to Prevent Degeneration Later
Take Steps Now to Prevent Degeneration Later
How to Improve Concentration for Better Productivity
How to Improve Concentration for Better Productivity
Adding Up ADHD Meds Pros and Cons
Adding Up ADHD Meds Pros and Cons

Allgemeine Mittel für das Gehirn







General Brain Formulas products you may like:
Now Foods True Focus
Life Extension Cognitex with Pregnenolone and Brain Shield
Now Foods Mental Focus Oil Blend
Now Foods DMG 125 mg
Life Extension Cognitex with Brain Shield
Now Foods Brain Elevate
Coupons & Werbeaktionen
eVitamins Schweiz, Copyright 1999-2017. Alle Rechte vorbehalten.

Erklärungen über bestimmte Vitamine, Ergänzungsmittel, Verfahren oder andere Artikel, die auf oder über diese Website verkauft werden, wurden nicht durch eVitamins oder die amerikanische Gesundheitsbehörde evaluiert. Sie sind nicht für die Diagnose, Therapie, Heilung oder Prophylaxe vorgesehen. Die auf dieser Seite bereitgestellten Informationen dienen lediglich Informationszwecken. Wie immer, wenden Sie sich bitte vor Beginn eines Diät-, Bewegungs- oder Ergänzungsprogramm, bevor Sie Vitamine oder Medikamente einnehmen, oder wenn Sie vermuten ein Problem zu haben, an einen zugelassenen Arzt.

Datenschutzrichtlinie | Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen