2. What is autism ? Autism is a mental disability that givesdifficulty in reading, speaking, and makingrelationships with people. Autism affects information getting to thebrain. Autism was first discovered in 1938 by anAustralian pediatrician, Hans Asperger. 3. risk factors that can causeautism 4. Risk factors Childs gender Family history Parent ages Identical twins Premature birth 5. Childs gender Boys are threeto four timesmore likely todevelopautism thangirls are. The boys cant | | |be carriers ofthe diseasebecause of they 6. Family history Parents that have disease can behad one or more carried in thechild with autism family.have theprobability ofhaving the otherchild being autistic.Even if relativeshave had autisticchildren the 7. Parents age Studies have shown that having themother or father being 40 or oldercan increase the probability of thechild being autistic. This is why because women are bornwith a certain number of eggs andlose a certain number too which cancomplicate the childs development. Men might experience a decline infertility starting in their late 30s. 8. Identical twins Having identicaltwins can causeautism. When the babies aregrowing they aredeveloping. Theirgenes may beshared just likediseases and autismcan be passed to theidentical twin. The type of autismcan vary. 9. Premature birth Having a baby be bornpremature can be arisk factor forautism. The low birth weightcan cause problemsin the child. This is why becausethe fetus isntdeveloped wellenough and could 10. Treatments forautism 11. treatmentsTherapies Speech therapy Music therapy Social skillstherapy Behaviortherapy 12. Speech therapy This kind of therapy helps autisticchildren speak. In these therapies children doreading exercises. 13. Music therapy Music therapies help childrenexpress themselves threw music. It can make life beautiful forautistic children. It can make themfeel happy. 14. Social skills therapy Social skills therapists focus ongame playing, sharing andconversation with the autisticchildren. In these therapies children interactwith one another. 15. Behavior therapy Behavior therapyhelps autisticchildren controltheir emotions. Behavioraltherapy can beused as decreaseor increase anybehavior.In this picture the Like anger child is having therapy in hismanagement.house. He is happy learning. 16. The best treatment would behaving the family be with them to support them.