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How Autism Works

by Iris Powers

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By Iris Powers
I want to dedicate this book to all the scientists that have helped unveil the mysteries of autism. Without them, I wouldn't have enough research to do this book. I also want to thank Ms. Sugarman, because without her I wouldn't be able to have this book.
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If you want to learn about autism this is a good way to find good research on autism
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One out of one hundred and ten American children have autism. Diagnosing autism isn’t easy because it can’t be found with a blood test or scan. Children with autism may repeat things over and over, or they may like to do things a specific way. An example: stacking up cans in a specific order. 
When one twin has autism, the other twin has a 60 to 90 percent chance of the other twin having autism if the twins are identical twins.
Infants with autism usually avoid eye contact and seem to struggle with responding to you. Also, they start developing language and then abruptly stop talking altogether while other infants study their mother's face, react to sounds, and keep broadening their vocabulary. Another difference between an autistic child and a child without autism is that autistic children may not really notice people coming or going and may seem to live in their own world. While children without autism are aware of people coming in and out of the room along with other things. 

Autistic children and infants might show attachment by doing something in a certain way. For example, always carrying a string with them (being the same string) or having to always eat peas before carrots, while children without autism don't mind an assortment of toys or don’t mind eating carrots before peas. Another interesting thing about the symptoms of autism is that they can vary greatly. An example of this could be that one autistic child may not have been able to speak, while another one could recite plays by Shakespeare! Another example is one child may not be able to add the numbers 4 and 5 while another could recite great algebra factors. So that means that all autistic children are like a snowflake, which means they are all different.
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