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do you know anyone that has the disease called autism?
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just wondering cause the national autism day is coming
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why everyone
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22 / F / southern air temp...
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i didn't know there was national autism day in a country by the way what country ha national autism day?
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yah.. he tired to be my fren.. sent me lots of letters and put them at the whiteboard in front of the class during recess!! 0.0
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I know a bunch of idiiots who claim to have it when all they really need is to get the shit beaten out of them.


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what's autism?
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Autism is a brain development disorder that impairs social interaction and communication, and causes restricted and repetitive behaviour, all starting before a child is three years old. This set of signs distinguishes autism from milder autism spectrum disorders (ASD) such as Asperger syndrome.

Autism is highly heritable, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is generally unclear which genes are responsible. In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth defects. Other proposed causes, such as childhood vaccines, are controversial and the vaccine hypotheses lack convincing scientific evidence. Most recent reviews estimate a prevalence of one to two cases per 1,000 people for autism, and about six per 1,000 for ASD, with ASD averaging a 4.3:1 male-to-female ratio. The number of people known to have autism has increased dramatically since the 1980s, at least partly due to changes in diagnostic practice; the question of whether actual prevalence has increased is unresolved.

Autism affects many parts of the brain; how this occurs is poorly understood. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. Early behavioural or cognitive intervention can help children gain self-care, social, and communication skills. There is no cure. Few children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, but some become successful, and an autistic culture has developed, with some seeking a cure and others believing that autism is a condition rather than a disorder.
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yea havnt heard of that thing wat is it
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24 / M / Amurka
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Yeah I have an autistic friend. He's good at any video game and game you can think of.
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I used to think I had it, but to be truthful, the only thing with me is mild ADD. ^^; And I just happen to be one of those people who do get obsessive.

People should read this book -> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curious-Incident-Dog-Night-Time-Childrens/dp/0099456761/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207391479&sr=8-4

It gives you a really good insight into what it's like to be autistic - Christopher, in the book, he loves maths, Sherlock Holmes, and calculating really complex formulae, but he can't understand other people, and he doesn't like being touched.
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A very common sign of autism is that the person in question is socially inept, but very skilled at other things. For instance, remembering a 500 pages long book, word by word. Or being to calculate really quick what day a random date was. So if you asked an person like that to say what day it was the 22. January of 1435, he/she would be able to respond correctly in probably less than 5 seconds.
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AHTL wrote:

A very common sign of autism is that the person in question is socially inept, but very skilled at other things. For instance, remembering a 500 pages long book, word by word. Or being to calculate really quick what day a random date was. So if you asked an person like that to say what day it was the 22. January of 1435, he/she would be able to respond correctly in probably less than 5 seconds.


is it really like that???
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My dog
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My sister has it, 2 cousins and a friend of mine have it.
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vinniesama wrote:

I used to think I had it, but to be truthful, the only thing with me is mild ADD. ^^; And I just happen to be one of those people who do get obsessive.

People should read this book -> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curious-Incident-Dog-Night-Time-Childrens/dp/0099456761/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207391479&sr=8-4

It gives you a really good insight into what it's like to be autistic - Christopher, in the book, he loves maths, Sherlock Holmes, and calculating really complex formulae, but he can't understand other people, and he doesn't like being touched.




Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a neurobehavioural developmental disorder[1] [2] [3] affecting about 3-5% of the world's population under the age of 19[4]. It typically presents itself during childhood, and is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity, as well as forgetfulness, poor impulse control or impulsivity, and distractibility.[5][6] ADHD is currently considered to be a persistent and chronic condition for which no medical cure is available. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in children and, over the past decade, has been increasingly diagnosed in adults. About 60% of children diagnosed with ADHD retain the condition as adults.[7] It appears to be highly heritable, although one-fifth of all cases are estimated to be caused from trauma or toxic exposure. Methods of treatment usually involve some combination of medications, behaviour modifications, life style changes, and counseling.

The scientific consensus in the field, and the consensus of the national health institutes of the world, is that ADHD is a disorder which impairs functioning, and that many adverse life outcomes are associated with ADHD. It has been frequently said by a minority of news sources, social critics, certain religions, and individual medical professionals, to be a controversial disorder. These critics question its classification as a single syndrome, its causes, its treatment, and even the existence of ADHD



SO BASICALLY YOU MEAN YOU HAVE THIS KIND OF DISEASE?
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