Autism is a developmental disability that affects the person’s ability to communicate and interact with the environment around them. It is a lifelong condition and it is 5 times more common in boys than in girls…
Down’s Syndrome, Trisomy Twenty-onederful
Down’s syndrome is one of the most common genetic abnormalities seen in humans. It is found in about one per 1,000 babies born each year. In 2015, Down’s syndrome affected 5.4 million individuals globally and resulted in 27,000 deaths, down from 43,000 deaths in 1990.
With increased understanding, better support and improved facilities within the community the quality of life has increased in recent years for the person with Down’s syndrome. Although there can be great variability in the mental capability between individuals, but for those with apposite mental function, it is feasible to complete education, live and work independently.
To understand Autism, Step into their shoes
“Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social interaction, communication, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, as well as by unique strengths and differences. Every single child with Autism does not share the same set of features and challenges with another autistic child. They are ‘unique’. The term ‘spectrum’ reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism. “
Most recent studies identified that Autism is caused by combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers. Autism can be identified as early as 18 months of age. By monitoring the child’s developmental pattern in the early years will help in identifying the disorder at the earliest. Early intervention plays a key role in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Is my Child Autistic? What are the early signs of Autism?
recent study showed that 50% of cases of autism get reported at the age of 5 or older than that, which becomes a little late to fetch the benefits of various therapies
What is Developmental Pediatrics & Developmental Disabilities?
Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to impairment in physical, language learning or behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, but may impact day-to-day functioning and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime. Since every child develops at their own pace it becomes difficult to tell exactly when a kid will learn a particular skill.
A Life With An Autistic Hero
Shyamala & Shreedar - Parents of Arjun My son is the best thing that happened to us in this world.. He's Arjun - is 7 year old now.. I would like to write about how we travelled with Arjun so far since the time he was born. Arjun was a full term baby born on 19th...
What is Autism ?
Autism is a biological disorder which is characterized by speech difficulties, posture abnormalities, unable to understand feelings & emotions, sensory and visual mis perceptions, fear and anxious behavior, compulsive and obsessive behavior. Continuous...