What Causes Autism??Not long ago, the answer to this question would have been “we have no idea.” Research is now delivering the answers. First and foremost, we now know that there is no one cause of autism just as there is no one type of autism. Over the last five years, scientists have identified a number of rare gene changes, or mutations, associated with autism. Research has identified more than a hundred autism risk genes. In around 15 percent of cases, a specific genetic cause of a person’s autism can be identified.
The Mystery of AutismAutism doesnt have to remain a mystery. Knowledge is the key to unlocking the mystery. We are dedicated to helping parents, teachers, professionals, patients and the general public become educated on this sometimes puzzling topic.
Ask QuestionsAutism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
Unlocking Autism once and for ALL!
- Created on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 23:21
SAVE THE DATE! We are pleased to announce our Second Annual Unlocking the Mystery Conference will be held October 28, 2014.
Our Keynote Speaker will once again be Dr. Tommy Bice,
Superintendent of the Alabama State Board of Education.
We are also honored to have a speaker for our closing session this year.
Author, artist, and autism consultant Donna Williams will be joining
us via Skype.
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