Autism — what we know (and TODDLER WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM 7 months ago   15:35

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In this calm and factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we've learned through studies, treatments and careful listening.

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Ho Chris
https://www.facebook.com/Autism-Hyperactive-Dyslexia-Screening-Test-101775547858607/?view_public_for=101775547858607
JAZZY ULERY
He had 1 vaccine at birth. 1 shot at 1month, 7 vaccine at 4 months, and 4 shots 10 vaccines at 6 months of age. Plus Flu vaccine after 5 days. As in 5 daysWHY so many of these Pediatricians are so harsh about Vaccine given all at once as in per visit? These are babies! Granted you all keep saying it is safe and no autism link from vaccines..... and yet Autism is rising and no solution! Cancer, tumor, 100 kinds of bateria and flu abcdefg..... but nothing for Autism. Why?
Creating a Job in medical field are too many. As well ad Special needs school. But, No solution for Autism????
Million mommies will be happy to see your graph the number of Autism if that numbers will be decreased up to 50 percent in 5 to 10 years!
JAZZY ULERY
Please Madam, get 50 vaccines... within 17 months! These how much vaccines my Son had before he turns 2 years old,
My family doctor gave me FLU VACCINE on my first month of pregnancy!
Also, I have not yet seeing Chinese children at Special Needs school. I have been taking my son to the special needs school and we have been therapist for almost 2 years now,
Question why in CHINA AUTISM IS VERY COMMON. BUT NOT HERE IN THE U.S
rtyrty12
Can you people do us Autistic people a favor please? Stop entirely focusing on just the children and the vaccines. There is next to no support for adults with autism, which is sort of unfair. Being a child with autism is horrible, being an autistic adult is a nightmare that doesn't end until you die. If one person understands this thats good enough for me.
hotxhotguy
My Autistic sibling is non verbal, has difficulty with communication and lacks knowledge of basic things that you need to live. So yes, we need cure.
teycir bensoltane
Genetic cause? Then why there is a boom of autism last decades? Why it is distributed so unevenly depending on countries? Autism is caused by environmental reasons. This speech is very dangerous. She has a position of authority and many gullible people are going to believe her.
Karina Stepss
"we don't know what causes autism it's a little bit of everything... but we 100% know it's not vaccines." bullshit.
Fatema Kapasi
It's more painful when some doctors says that's it's all because of mother mental condition, if your mind not stable at the time of feeding child , or your behavior is not good ...this is the reason... You are responsible for your child mental condition
Fatema Kapasi
Some how someone please find cure for this, it's very painful to see our little one like this... Please any doctor any one please find the cure
cheesy nuggets
I have autism and I hate talking to people and I also hate people knowing that I have autism because I don’t want to know because I don’t want them to think differently about me
babybaby babybaby
The more single parents (usually moms), the more mental issues with kids, the official american stats are clear. Though they have not accounted for economy, which would make sense it would be a more poor family, less mental help, less ability to be home with the kids etc. It just makes my stomach churn when I see this being promoted today in America, as I myself come from a single mom household, and she was not able to disciplin me, it was essentially my grandfather that did that, my grandparents took me in at 12 because they knew how to give me what i needed. And yes, it is difficult to play both roles, some are able, and i salute you if you are able to do that. Please no more single mother powertrips from women, i see it all the time, and then they just dismiss the problems it will cause for the kids
MangoJackFruit
I wonder if Elon Musks' Neuralink can help to understand autism and the likes.
Tracie Cruell
Autism might be caused by dna altering trauma experienced by the mother.
nantenin dioumessi
Do you have a child on the autism spectrum? Bogus talk! You need to deepen your research. You are part of destroying the earth by promoting the chemical industry.
Vusumzi Mahola
I want to thank Wendy for clarifying the myth that vaccines cause autism
TheLastMiddleClass
Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Anthony Rimoli
MANY VACCINES CAN AND DO CAUSE AUTISM AND THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!!!! ESPECIALLY THE MMR VACCINE WHICH IS INCREDIBLY HARMFUL TO MANY CHILDREN!!!! I'VE PERSONALLY HEARD AND SEEN THE DAMAGE THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN OVER THE LAST 2-3 DECADES, BECAUSE I WORKED FOR AN ALTERNATIVE MD IN NEW YORK WHO FOCUSED HIS PRACTICE ON CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH BRAIN CONDITIONS.

ENOUGH WITH THIS PHARMACEUTICAL/FDA/AMA BULLSHIT LIES!!!!!! WHERE'S THE PROOF THAT VACCINES DON'T CAUSE AUTISM???? THERE IS NONE BECAUSE THE VACCINE MANUFACTURERS ARE "PROTECTED" BY THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST LIABILITY SINCE 1986 SO THERE ARE NO LONG-TERM SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES PROVING THEY ARE BOTH "SAFE AND EFFECTIVE". IT IS ALL ABOUT TOXICITY AND MANY OF THOSE TOXINS ARE FOUND IN VACCINES.

THIS IS WHY I'VE NEVER HAD MY ONLY SON VACCINATED EVEN ONCE BECAUSE IT'S LIKE PLAYING "RUSSIAN ROULETTE" WITH THEM EVERY TIME THEY ARE VACCINATED. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!
kelebek misali
Türkçe alt yazı olsaydı.l am a türk .l am not understant. My mamy she is otizm.wery 😔 Are you understant me?
Mark Marko
What she's saying causes autism makes no sense, it doesn't explain how the cases have skyrocketed.

Example, the mothers age ? Sorry Chang but we've been having kids at every age forever.


She thinks she's so smart but is talking nothing but shyte.


Autism is genetic? Doesn't explain the spike once again.
mana assal
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