Autism: What You Need to Know

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  • Today is World Autism Day
  • What is Autism?
  • Blacks and Autism
  • How Common Is It?
  • What Are the Symptoms?
  • What Are the Warning Signs?
  • How Is Autism Diagnosed?
  • Do Vaccines Cause Autism?
  • Can It Be Cured?
  • What Is Asperger Syndrome?

What Is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder is a range of brain-related developmental disorders that impair one’s ability to socialize with others and speak. It also can cause someone to engage in unusual and bizarre repetitive behavior. One can suffer from severe forms of autism that cause someone to be completely shut off from the world, while someone can suffer from a more mild form such as Asperger syndrome. 


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