essay about Autism

One page essay about Autism including four points as well as six citations in MLA FORMAT due TODAY 11/14/2018

1. definition of Autism

· Autism is a mental condition present from early childhood which is characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

2.background information

· Developmental disorder with impairments in social interaction / communication and marked by  restricted and / or repetitive behavior

· Timeline or onset of symptoms (2 or 3 years of age)

· Currently estimated to affect 1.5 % of children in developed countries

3. Causes

· Rubella (German Measles) in pregnant mother

· Encephalitis (Brain inflammation)

· Fragile X syndrome (The most common inherited form of intellectual disability)

4. consequences

· Social Isolation

· Lowered self-confidence and self esteem

· Depression

5. Biblography – six citations MLA