Autism and Brain Care
Autism is a disorder that can inhibit brain function and cause problems with how a person views the outside world and communicates with other people. This can present problems with social skills, interactions with others, learning, and ultimately the ability to function independently of care. It can also cause some patients to have inappropriate responses to everyday situations.
The severity of autism can vary greatly so different people fall in different areas of the “spectrum.” Asperger’s is a mild form of autism.
Usually, symptoms for autism will present themselves during the first year of life, however, other times a person will develop normally and then have a regression between 18 months to 24 months of age. When this occurs, the child loses skills which they have already learned, and takes on other traits typical of autism.