Autism Research Paper

A research paper on the disorder, autism.
# 128615 | 5,043 words | 27 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 29, 2010 in Psychology (Disorders)

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This paper deals with autism, listing the many different signs and symptoms that lead up to the diagnosis and the difficulties and complications that such children can face. It explains that while autism spectrum disorder is a broad diagnosis it can range from mild to severe, but it is always accompanied by developmental delays in social and cognitive function that makes it difficult for autistic individuals to understand and function normally. However, with the use of modern treatments, support systems, training, medication, and therapy, these individuals can develop to the point where they can function relatively well independently.

From the Paper:

"Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brain's normal development of social, communication, and behavioral skills. It is sometimes called ''classical autism,'' mainly because it is the most common and severe condition out of the variety of developmental disorders, known as the autism spectrum disorders (International Center for Autism Research and Education). A person diagnosed with autism may be affected mildly or severely, but in almost every case, they have trouble making sense of the world (The Nemours Foundation). It is estimated that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism, and signs usually begin to appear at about age three (NINDS, 2009). Males are four times more likely to have some type of autism spectrum disorder than females (NINDS, 2009).
"There are many different signs and symptoms pointing to the diagnosis of autism, and each symptom affects each person differently. Generally, parents begin to suspect that something is wrong with their child around 18 months, but do not seek help until the child is around two years old. Autistic children typically have trouble during pretend play, social interaction, verbal communication, and nonverbal communication (A.D.A.M.)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • (2009) Autism Symptoms Checklist. Retrieved October 13, 2009 from
  • A.D.A.M. (2009). Autism. Retrieved October 10, 2009 from
  • Advances in Autism Research (2008). Retrieved on October 25, 2009 from
  • Association for Science in Autism Treatment (2009). Defining Autism Spectrum Disorders. About Autism. Retrieved November 10, 2009 from
  • Autism Research Institute (2008). Retrieved October 25, 2009 from

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Autism (2010, July 29) Retrieved August 08, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Autism" 29 July 2010. Web. 08 August. 2022. <>