Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. It affect both kids and adults. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.
People with ASD often have these characteristics:
Some people are mildly impaired by their symptoms, while others are severely disabled. Treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function. Families with concerns should talk to their pediatrician about what they’ve observed and the possibility of ASD screening.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) around 1 in 68 children has been identified with some form of ASD.
Kids with autism have to be well monitored always, It was Tragic on thanksgiving Friday when Marcus McGhee got missing in Texas. He had last been seen walking out of a property in Pearland, Texas, barefoot and carrying an iPad
A candlelit vigil was held on Saturday evening for tragic Marcus
The nine-year-old boy with autism has been found dead in a pond after he went missing while visiting relatives for Thanksgiving.
Police in Pearland, Texas, had asked volunteers to help with a huge search for Marcus McGhee after he disappeared on Thursday.
CCTV captured Marcus leaving the rural property barefoot and carrying an iPad at around 4pm.
He was wearing a black Nike t-shirt and black and grey jogging bottoms, police said. Officers had advised that Marcus, a relative of former NBA star Marcus Camby, loved quad bikes and might be looking for people riding them nearby.
They also scoured a large pond on the property and nearby pipelines.
Dozens of volunteers joined the search and were told Marcus enjoyed the songs “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” and “the wheels on the bus”.
But tragically police announced they discovered Marcus’ body in the pond on Saturday morning.
The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
Marcus and his family had been visiting Texas from Connecticut, police
We will be discussing autism in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!