What Causes Autism??Not long ago, the answer to this question would have been “we have no idea.” Research is now delivering the answers. First and foremost, we now know that there is no one cause of autism just as there is no one type of autism. Over the last five years, scientists have identified a number of rare gene changes, or mutations, associated with autism. Research has identified more than a hundred autism risk genes. In around 15 percent of cases, a specific genetic cause of a person’s autism can be identified.
The Mystery of AutismAutism doesnt have to remain a mystery. Knowledge is the key to unlocking the mystery. We are dedicated to helping parents, teachers, professionals, patients and the general public become educated on this sometimes puzzling topic.
Ask QuestionsAutism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
Unlocking Autism once and for ALL!
- Created on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 16:03
We understand that many are having trouble finding the conference on STI. If you open your STI on the top:
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Select October and scroll all the way down to October 22, 2013.
UAB Autism Conference(started on 10/22/2013)
We hope that is help to you.
- Created on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:43
We would like to say:
To all of those that attended the first annual unlocking the Mystery Conference. We will see you next year!!!! Keep checking the website for important information on Autism.
- Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 11:57
LISTEN UP!! LISTEN UP!!
We will be live on the WAGG 610AM radio station this Sunday evening. Thats right, Sunday October, 20 at 6:30 PM. Cindy and Sandy (committee members) will be on the Rubie Moore Talks show. Please listen in and support both the Conference and the Rubie Moore Talk Show.