Autism Persuasive Paper

1663 WordsMay 17, 20137 Pages
Autistic children have a right to have an equal education as a child without a disorder. Public awareness of autism has increased, and more and more children are being identified as having ASD. Early diagnosis, treatments and positive behavioral support is needed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents of autistic children need to have their children treated throughout the child’s life to ensure that they are getting all the help available to them. This will help the teachers have a better handle with the child to further the child’s education in the classroom and at home. Parent and teacher communication is the key to making the child have a better life. Autism is defined by the Autism Society of America (ASA) as: “Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills” (Definition of Autism). Children with autism have problems with communication, both verbal and non-verbal, interacting socially, and activities including leisure and play. “Autism is one of five disorders that fall under the umbrella of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), a category of neurological disorders characterized by several and pervasive impairment in several areas of development” (Autism Defined). The majority of the signs of Autism are seen most often in speech and communication. Parents usually see the symptoms in the children between the ages of two and six. Some of the symptoms that are most often found to be associated with autism are: not being scared of danger, either being too sensitive or not sensitive at all to pain, avoiding eye contact, has difficulty expressing what they want or need, routine has to

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