I'm Ashton 31 years old, male. I have something to ask about autism. I have a sister( my godmother's daughter) who has been thought to have exceptional autism by a neurologist doctor. The story begins when my godmother visit her neurologist two months ago. Her neurologist told her that her daughter have exceptional autism but needs to undergo further psychological test to know her daughter's level of autism. When she open to us her conversation with her neurologist regarding her daughter. She can't believe that her neurologist assertion on her daughter who's age is 19 yrs old now. To be honest, I do not know anything about autism either its symptoms neither its causes. That is why when my godmother brought that topic to us, all of us didn't say anything. So, when I see this forum I thought this will help us to understand about autism. Its symptoms and cause.However, her daughter whose been asserted to have exceptional autism is studying now in normal school. Although, she seems to have speech problem but the rest of her senses seems fine.
There is no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism versus neuro-typical children.
There are various theories as to what causes the different forms of autism – including Asperger syndrome, autistic disorder and pervasive developmental disorder.The causes of autism are still being investigated. Many experts believe that the pattern of behaviour from which autism is diagnosed may not result from a single cause. There is strong evidence to suggest that autism can be caused by a variety of physical factors, all of which affect brain development - it is not due to emotional deprivation or the way a person has been brought up.