Autism 2

Autism 2

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  • Then my dad took me to a pediatrician who checked my language and communication skills. 
  • ...
  • What is your favorite color?
  • And after that, we met with a neurologist.  She told us that autism is caused by a combination of genetic and enviromental influences.
  • Some risk factors include pregnancy complications, and pregnancies less than one year apart. Autism is also genetic, and typically runs in families
  • After meeting the specialists, my mom took me back to our family doctor. The doctor officially diagnosed me with autism, and my mom wanted to know if there was a cure 
  • If he becomes depressed I can prescribe an anti-depressant, and if he is hyperactive I can prescribe an anti-psychotic drug
  • Unfortunately, there is no cure. However, I recommend going to behavior and communication therapy to maximize Danny's functioning
  • My parents took my doctors advice, and I started going to therapy multiple times every week. Over time my communication skills started to improve a little
  • What is your favorite color?
  • When we got home, my mom researched more about autism
  • Autism effects how neurons, and entire regions of the brain communicate
  • My parents also got me a dog! They hoped I would bond with the dog, and that interacting with it would improve my social skills
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