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  • What is Rett Syndrome?

    Rett Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by an alteration of one or more genes in the X Chromosome. MECP2, CDKL5, and the FOXg1 genes have all been discovered to be altered in most cases of Rett Syndrome. However, Rett Syndrome is still a clinical diagnoses based on observation of behavior and other classic characteristics commonly found in cases of Rett Syndrome. With that said, Rett Syndrome c...
    • What is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

      Many people with autism can have several different symptoms.  Physicians see autism as a “spectrum” disorder, which is a group of disorders with many similar features. An autistic person might have mild symptoms, while another could have very serious symptoms.  Yet they both have what is called an “autism spectrum disorder”–sometimes referred to as ASD for short. Spectrum ...
      • Autism Cure thetole treatment

        What is “the tole treatment” for autism? Many people are wondering what thetole cure is for autism and what it is exactly is a belief from a Chinese Practitioner who believes that some kids with autism can be treated through alternative methods that are shunned by many Western medical professionals today. Their claim from their website is that: “THE TOLE is dedicated to understa...
        • What causes autism?

          Scientists aren’t certain about what causes ASD, but it’s likely that both genetics and environment play a role. Researchers have identified a number of genes associated with the disorder. Studies of people with ASD have found irregularities in several regions of the brain. Other studies suggest that people with ASD have abnormal levels of serotonin or other neurotransmitters in the brain. ...
          • What are common signs of autism?

            The hallmark feature of ASD is impaired social interaction. A child’s primary caregivers are usually the first to notice signs of ASD. As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time. A child with ASD may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement....
            • What is Autism?

              Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, th...
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