“Diagnosing ASD in adults is harder than for children because ASD symptoms can overlap with other mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Autism Spectrum Disorder).” About 25 percent of individuals with ASD are nonverbal but can learn to communicate using other means such as sign language or pointing to objects. (About Autism) “Every child has the right to a free appropriate education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) enacted in 1975, mandates a public education for all eligible children and the school’s responsibility for providing the support and services that will allow this to happen (Educating).” Each individual with autism is unique. Many of those on the autism spectrum have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music, and academic skills (About
Some examples of birth defects are autism, cleft lip, blindness, abnormal limbs, etc.. Those are just a few examples of birth defects, but what causes them? Birth defects can be caused by many things. Many forces exerted on the mother during the pregnancy cause birth defects because of genetic mutations and environmental factors. One factor that causes birth defects are genetic mutations.
CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mostly used term is autism, “a chronic disorder whose symptoms include failure to develop normal social relations with other people, impaired development of communicative ability, lack of imaginative ability, and repetitive, stereotyped movements” (Carlson, 2007, p. 594). A person with autism does not exactly have the same personalities. For example, some autistic children care about their primary caregivers’ attention towards them and others doesn’t. It is estimated that there is 1 in every 160 children globally that has autism according to World Health Organization (2013). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) estimated that there is one
Bioinformatics Project Hutchinson Gilford progeria Syndrome Robert Kelleghan C15386361 DT204/2 Review of the disorder: Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome is a rare genetic disorder associated with the accelerated aging in children. The children appear to be normal at birth, however, they begin to face difficulties within their first year of life as they grow slower than other children and fail to thrive (Hui et al, 2011). The affected individuals face many problems which are commonly associated with aging such as joint issues, cardiovascular problems and alopecia to name just a few. The affected children also have very distinctive facial features which give an overall senile appearance. It occurs sporadically and according to Hui et al (2011) it has “an incidence of 1 in 8 million live births” and is more often seen in Caucasian males.
INTRODUCTION Autism is a spectrum disorder characterized by deficits in social skills and language and the presence of restrictive and repetitive interests (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000). About one-third to one-half of individuals with autism are not able to communicate their daily needs (Noens, 2006). Children with autism have varying degrees of difficulty using and comprehending language, hence, the name Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, the two terms, autism and ASD are used synonymously. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances.
In the past quarter century, vaccines have helped control the outbreak of many diseases, but have caused a spike in chronic brain inflammation and autism. 1 in 6 children have become developmentally delayed, and 1 in 150 have developed autism (Fisher B. , 2013). Autism can develop after the age of 1 or 2, the symptoms of autism include impaired social skills, difficulty responding to stimulation or talking, and have delayed or no speech (NAA, 2018). “Acute brain inflammation, whether it follows infectious disease or vaccination, can become chronic and result in various kinds of mild to severe neurological dysfunction manifested by learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, seizure disorders, autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities” (Fisher B. , 2009, p. 35). Furthermore, a mercury-based additive thimerosal is a dangerous ingredient found in many vaccines, this additive is used as a preservative (Kaplan, 2017).
Despite the AEFI effect has nothing to do towards vaccination. They tend to received wrong information regarding this issue. The AEFI effect including Autism and Dyslexia which they believed that this disease will effect their children when they are taking the vaccine. Autism is a kind of disease that the children are categorised as “highly overactive” which they cannot sit still and thend to play around. Dyslexia is a disease that the child has learning this ability that they cannot read and write properly.
What research has found is that there is a link between autism and “exposure to metabolic abnormalities during a crucial part of fetal brain development” (Healy 1). Researchers have also found a link that the sperm from men who have autistic children have distinct patterns to the way the sperm regulate gene activity (Healy 1). The mother having Type 2 diabetes has also been a repeating factor to children developing autism. The risk is greater when the mother develops the Type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. These findings not only prove that the link of autism to vaccinations is completely false, but a child’s chance of being autistic stems from before or during pregnancy, way before a vaccination is given to the
The cause of autism has always been a mystery, and some people believe that vaccinations are the cause of it. There are many different reasons a person would think that vaccinations cause autism, especially with the conspiracies of how dangerous vaccinations are. Often times people believe that vaccinations cause autism because of vaccination overload. They have come up with the theory that the excessive amount of metals that is injected into the body, is the cause for autism. There is a belief that having too many vaccinations causes there to be too many heavy metals in a person’s body.