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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior.

Autism Clinical Trials

Managing autism isn’t always easy. Some autism treatments cause unwanted side effects, while other autism treatments don’t always work. Autism clinical trials, like those at CNS Healthcare, can help you explore new options. Interested in trying a new autism treatment at no cost? Find out more about enrolling autism clinical trials available by selecting one of the below locations near you. Use the form on the page to schedule a free, in-office consultation to find out if an autism trial is right for you

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More About Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Even though people with ASD appear just as those without ASD, they may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most others. Depending on the individual, learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Children or adults with ASD might:

  • not point at objects to show interest (for example, not point at an airplane flying over)
  • not look at objects when another person points at them
  • have trouble relating to others or not have an interest in other people at all
  • avoid eye contact and want to be alone
  • have trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about their own feelings
  • prefer not to be held or cuddled, or might cuddle only when they want to
  • appear to be unaware when people talk to them, but respond to other sounds
  • be very interested in people, but not know how to talk, play, or relate to them
  • repeat or echo words or phrases said to them, or repeat words or phrases in place of normal language
  • have trouble expressing their needs using typical words or motions
  • not play “pretend” games (for example, not pretend to “feed” a doll)
  • repeat actions over and over again
  • have trouble adapting when a routine changes
  • have unusual reactions to the way things smell, taste, look, feel, or sound
  • lose skills they once had (for example, stop saying words they were using)

 

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