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Autism

1.  Autism is a brain disorder that typically affects a person's ability to communicate, form relationships with others and respond appropriately to the environment.
A) True
B) False
2.  Infants with Autism avoid eye contact.
A) True
B) False
3.  Normal infants study their mothers face.
A) True
B) False
4.  What % of children diagnosed with autism remain mute throughout their lives?
A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 50%
5.  What may set children with autism apart from other children?
A) odd repetitive motions
B) high IQs
C) height
6.  Many children with autism are highly attuned or even painfully sensitive to certain sounds, textures, tastes and smells.
A) True
B) False
7.  Autistic savant skills
A) are common
B) are rare
C) never occur
8.  What conditions can cause symptoms that resemble those of autism?
A) hearing loss
B) speech problems
C) mental retardation
D) All of the Above
9.  What Causes Autism?
A) autism is caused by abnormalities in brain structures or functions
B) poor diet
C) fetal alcohol syndrome
10.  How many autistic children develop seizures?
A) 1/4
B) 1/3
C) 1/2
11.  What is the best form of treatment for autism?
A) medication
B) there is no single best treatment for all children with autism
C) play therapy
12.  Can Autism be Outgrown?
A) yes
B) no

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