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Autism in Children

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This is a disorder which refers to a range of conditions which is mainly characterized by challenges which come along with social skills, repetitive behavior, speech and also non-verbal communication.

The most common cases of autism usually occur from two and three years of age. But in some cases, the disorder can also occur as young as 18 months.

Some of the facts related to autism include:

· Autism prevalence has grown high such that 1 in 68 children in the United States has this condition. This also includes 1 in every 42 boys as well as one in every 189 girls who have this condition.

· One-third of the people with autism are very nonverbal.

· One third of the kids with autism also have an intellectual disability.

· On every year, at least 50,000 teens who have autism become adults and they lose the school-based autism services.

This research was done by the CDC which is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the research, it was also observed that certain medical, as well as mental health issues, accompany the condition.

The condition is a neurodevelopmental disorder which is characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and nonverbal as well as restricted and repetitive behavior.

Keeping your home safe

If you have an autistic child, you have to be ever prepared to calm them and prevent them from hurting themselves as well as those people around them.

While at home you need to ensure that you keep your child in the safest environment.

Some of the safety issues which you need to put in place for your autistic child include:

1-Home doors

Locking your home doors is very important. Installing alarms is also another way you can ensure that your kid does not leave you home without your knowledge. If your kid is known to wander, you can use a child locator.

2-Sensory challenges

Your kid may be struggling with sensory organs, and this may thus lead to your child being burnt – either by fire or by hot water. You can put stickers in hot water knobs which will remind your child about the hot water to help if they get confused.

3-Autistic kids are fond of wandering

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, make sure it is well fenced, and the gates are self-closing. You should also ensure that all the pool toys and other items that might attract the child are kept away from the pool. Young children can be attracted to anything that moves, such as automatic pool cleaners, so it’s important to make sure they don’t have access to the pool area.

4-Understand their triggers

To prevent wandering, parents and caregivers understand the wandering patterns and eliminating triggers in kids. Some tips to help parents and caregivers on wandering kids are to have strategies which will help your child to deal with his triggers in a way that will help them to cope with the condition. Share your goals, fascinations or need to escape with all people who are involved in your child’s daily routine to aid them in preventing them from wandering.

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