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Autism Care

Prenatal viral infection has been called the principal non-genetic cause of autism. Prenatal exposure to rubella or cytomegalovirus activates the mother's immune response and may greatly increase the risk for autism in mice. Congenital rubella syndrome is the most convincing environmental cause of autism.

People with ASD often have symptoms or aspects of other conditions, such as:

  • a learning disability.
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Tourette's syndrome or other tic disorders.
  • epilepsy.
  • dyspraxia.
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • generalised anxiety disorder.
  • depression.

Children usually show symptoms of autism

  • Problems with eye contact.
  • No response to his or her name.
  • Problems following another person's gaze or pointed finger to an object (or "joint attention")
  • Poor skills in pretend play and imitation.
  • Problems with nonverbal communication.


There are three different types of Autism Spectrum Disorders:
1. Autistic Disorder (also called "classic" autism) This is what most people think of when hearing the word "autism."
2. Asperger Syndrome.
3. Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS; also called "atypical autism")

Autism happen:
Prenatal viral infection has been called the principal non-genetic cause of autism. Prenatal exposure to rubella or cytomegalovirus activates the mother's immune response and may greatly increase the risk for autism in mice. Congenital rubella syndrome is the most convincing environmental cause of autism.