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What is Autism?

What is Autism?

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a complex developmental disability that mostly appears in early childhood. This neurological disability may affect a child’s social and communication skills and self-regulation, making it extremely difficult for him/her to express with words or through gestures and facial expressions.The exact cause of Autism is still not clear.

Children affected with ASD often demonstrate restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped interests or patterns of behavior. We at CASE aim to empower teachers and parents with the requisite skills to educate children with ASD and help them embark on a path toward a successful life.

ASD is on the rise at a global level and is now becoming a common neurological disorder among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC 2020), 1 in 54 children have been identified with ASD.


Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Common Symptoms of ASD include –

a) failure to maintain eye contact

b) engage in narrow range of interests or intense interest in certain topics

c) repeat words or phrases, repeat actions, rock back and forth

d) sensitivity to sounds, touches, smells, or sights that seem ordinary to other people

e) may not look at or listening to what other people are saying

f) may not look at things when another person points at them

g) may not want to be held or cuddled

h) have problems in understanding or using speech, gestures, facial expressions, or tone of voice

i) have trouble adapting when routine changes


Different Types of Autism

There are mainly 5 types of Autism

a) with or without intellectual impairment

b) with or without language impairment

c) associated with a known medical or genetic condition or environmental factor

d) associated with another neurodevelopmental, mental, or behavioral disorder

e) with catatonia

Currently there is no treatment available for Autism Spectrum Disorder. At CASE, we are striving to ensure a life less challenging for children affected with ASD. We’re continually exploring new curriculums, providing organizational support, behavior management, and evaluation programs for educators and parents of children with suspected or diagnosed ASD in the Caribbean. Request a callback or schedule a consultation today!