Q1. What is Autism?
A. ASD- Autism spectrum disorder refers to a wide range of disorders categorized by challenges with, repetitive behaviors, social skills, communication and nonverbal communication.
Q2. Can autism be cured?
A. Autism is not a disease that can be treated. Basically, a neurological condition in which a person needs to teach the person to reach their maximum potential using interventions and strategies, with unique learning style. There is no known treatment for autism but it is widely accepted that initial diagnose is important and can have positive benefits. It affects the quality of life of people in this complex situation can be better at early stage.
Q3. Do people with autism not like other people? Can they make friends?
A. Due to difficulty in verbal and nonverbal communication people with autism find it hard to interact with other people as they do not understand how to make friends. One has to handle with love and care to make them understand what is right and wrong.
Q4. Can an autistic child ever live a free life?
A. All children with autism can learn and make progress, if they get quick, focused, and appropriate intervention. Depending on the child’s individual capacity levels and the suitability and intensity of interference, some children with autism may lead a relatively independent life, while others may need support in different areas.
Q5. What causes autism?
A. We still do not know how autism emerged. There is a lot of study has been done to know the cause, and there are some indications that it may happen to the combination of elements comprising genetic and environmental effects. Recent research specifies that whatever that causes physical or functional damage to the nervous system can cause autism.
Q6. What is Asperger's Syndrome?
A. One of the most important changes that has been brought by the Fifth Edition of DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is that it has changed the various diagnostic labels of autistic disorder, Asperger disorder (syndrome) and PDD-NOS. gone. Autism spectrum disorder, Diagnosis of Asperger has now been added to the category of autism spectrum disorders under DSM-5.
Q7. How common is autism?
A. Autism is not a rare or abnormal disorder. This is the third most common developmental disorder, more common than Down syndrome. With the increase in the level of understanding and awareness, professionals have started to understand that some people who were treated with mental retardation, hyperactivity or badly behaved children could actually become autism.