Autism is a disease that affects millions of people all
around the world. Not only does it affect those who actually have the
disease, it affects the individuals and families that are taking care of
them. It is actually a brain disease that causes several different social
disorders to develop within the individual. Typically, the signs of this
particular disease are recognized before the individual turns three. At
this particular time, there is not a cure for autism so early detection is
necessary in order to help the individual and their families to be able to deal
with life as normally as possible. Here are some of the autism signs in
order to help you to recognize this particular disease.
Autism signs generally show up in three different areas,
social skills, language and behavioral problems. As far as the social
skills are concerned, the individual may not respond to their name, display
decreased eye contact, is not interested in cuddling or touching and does not
appear to be concerned about others' feelings. They may also enjoy playing
and being to themselves and are often in their own world, so to speak.
The language problems that individuals with autism may
display include a late start in talking, not making direct eye contact with you
whenever they are requesting something, an inability to start a conversation or
repetitive symptoms, such as repeating words or phrases over and over without
actually using them in conversation.
The behavioral autism signs include repetitive movements
that may show up in the form of rocking, spending or flapping of the
hands. They may have very specific routines that they follow on a daily
basis and will become disturbed if that particular routine is interrupted in any
way. The individual may move constantly or may find a particular
fascination with certain parts of an object. They may also be sensitive to
things such as light, touch and sound.
If you recognize these autism signs in any individuals,
you should seek medical attention. Early detection of autism is the best
way that we have now in order to combat this disease.