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How often autism happen?

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The proportion of children with autism:

‐ Vietnam has no statistical proportion of autistic children.

‐ Autistic Society in UK: 7/1000 children with typical autism syndrome Kanner.

‐ Autism Society of North Carolina (USA): 2/1000 of population with Autism.

‐ Asperger syndrome male is as 9 times compared girls.

‐ IQ IQ: 25% ‐ 30% of autistic children have normal IQ, even very intelligent (70% with IQ <70).

According to the rate estimated in the UK: Vietnam has about 80 million people that will have about

160,000 autistic people.

Who will be injected?

Autism occurring with boys is more than 4 times higher than girls. It occurs in all ethnics, nations, and

social classes. In Vietnam, recent years the community started to interest and study, even medical staff

did not know anything about autism so there is much misinformation affecting on the psychology of

families who have autistic children.

Could autism be cured?

There is no medicine to cure autism totally. However there are many individualized education programs

appropriately, together with therapy programs in language, behavior, sense adjust… help children’s

status improve a lot. Children with autism need to be helped to live with independence and integration

at the highest level. Collaboration between family ‐ Center, teachers and therapists will determine the

child’s progress.

The role of early intervention

Early detection and early intervention plays an important role in the integration of children with autism.

Basic principles of early intervention is to support and stimulate the maximum potential of children as

well as help guide the development of cognition, language ‐ communication and coordination of the

senses to minimize the defects preventing the development of psychological activities.

What do parents need to do?

When we received the diagnosis of professionals which is the most difficult stages with grief ‐ panic ‐ try

to find the cause ‐ blame ‐…

We need to see that in the world there are millions of families also experience these periods. The

important thing parents need to quickly accept and find the most effective way for children. If a child

under 4, should seek to intervene as early as effective. If detected later, it should seek to intervene at

specific center. To 1‐2‐3 years after the child can integrate in kindergarten or primary school. Children

need to be interfering with individual programs appropriate to the level of the child.

Above we made a special effort to specific information about autism that will be useful for every family

having children. If your children get in autism, keep calm and find the best therapy for them but don’t

give up.

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