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Autism Spectrum Disorder

1.  The autism spectrum disorders can often be reliably detected by the age of 3 years, and in some cases as early as 18 months.
A) True
B) False
2.  Rett syndrome is relatively rare, affecting almost exclusively males.
A) True
B) False
3.  Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder do not follow the typical patterns of child development.
A) True
B) False
4.   Not speaking one word by 16 months is a possible indicator of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A) True
B) False
5.   Most children with ASD seem to have tremendous difficulty learning to engage in the give-and-take of everyday human interaction.
A) True
B) False
6.  Some children diagnosed with ASD remain mute throughout their lives.
A) True
B) False
7.  In ASD, the brain seems unable to balance the senses appropriately.
A) True
B) False
8.   Many children with ASD have some degree of mental impairment.
A) True
B) False
9.  Three in four children with ASD develops seizures.
A) True
B) False
10.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a Federally mandated program that assures a free and appropriate public education for children with diagnosed learning deficits.
A) True
B) False
11.  There is no single best treatment package for all children with ASD.
A) True
B) False
12.  Dietary interventions are based on the idea that food allergies cause symptoms of autism.
A) True
B) False
13.   Medications are often used to treat behavioral problems.
A) True
B) False
14.   Government funds are available for families that choose to have their adult child with ASD live at home.
A) True
B) False

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