Report of a working party on services for persons with autism.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337170
Title:
Report of a working party on services for persons with autism.
Authors:
Mid-Western Health Board. Working Party on Autism.
Citation:
Mid-Western Health Board. Working Party on Autism. 1996. Report of a working party on services for persons with autism. Dublin: Mid-Western Health Board.
Publisher:
Mid-Western Health Board (MWHB)
Issue Date:
Mar-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337170
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In August 1994 the Minister for Health published the report of his Department's advisor on mental handicap services for: persons with autism. That report stated that "autism" is a condition first presenting itself in infancy and early childhood which is characterised by severe difficulties with communications, relationships and behaviour. It is associated to some degree with intellectual disability in the majority of affected children. The exact prevalence of autism is open to debate. Depending on the diagnostic criteria being applied, up to 5 per 10,000 children manifest autism to a marked degree. A greater number of children may show much less symptoms, exhibiting an "autistic continuum" ranging from those who are mildly affected to those with severe disabilities. The prevalence rate for adult autism is not precisely known. There is no single cause of autism, boys are more affected than girls in the ratio of 4 to 1. The condition manifests itself despite the absence of any obvious brain impairment or may occur in association with a variety of syndromes. Abnormalities are noticed by unresponsiveness. lack of interest. odd eating habits and fear of strangers. Early diagnosis is not easy, but is extremely important.
Keywords:
AUTISM; DISABILITY; CHILD HEALTH; RELATIONSHIP

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMid-Western Health Board. Working Party on Autism.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-13T23:45:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-13T23:45:22Z-
dc.date.issued1996-03-
dc.identifier.citationMid-Western Health Board. Working Party on Autism. 1996. Report of a working party on services for persons with autism. Dublin: Mid-Western Health Board.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337170-
dc.descriptionIn August 1994 the Minister for Health published the report of his Department's advisor on mental handicap services for: persons with autism. That report stated that "autism" is a condition first presenting itself in infancy and early childhood which is characterised by severe difficulties with communications, relationships and behaviour. It is associated to some degree with intellectual disability in the majority of affected children. The exact prevalence of autism is open to debate. Depending on the diagnostic criteria being applied, up to 5 per 10,000 children manifest autism to a marked degree. A greater number of children may show much less symptoms, exhibiting an "autistic continuum" ranging from those who are mildly affected to those with severe disabilities. The prevalence rate for adult autism is not precisely known. There is no single cause of autism, boys are more affected than girls in the ratio of 4 to 1. The condition manifests itself despite the absence of any obvious brain impairment or may occur in association with a variety of syndromes. Abnormalities are noticed by unresponsiveness. lack of interest. odd eating habits and fear of strangers. Early diagnosis is not easy, but is extremely important.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMid-Western Health Board (MWHB)en_GB
dc.subjectAUTISMen_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectRELATIONSHIPen_GB
dc.titleReport of a working party on services for persons with autism.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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