Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Part One:

Never has a disorder received so much attention, research and discussion as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  It seems as if the more we learn about the disorder, the more we need to learn.

What factors account for the high prevalence of rates in ASD among children today?  What are some current treatment methods for Autism?  Support your discussion with research and not opinion

Part Two:

One of the things that impact a child’s overall development is nutrition.

Explain why nutrition is important for child development, and how it has evolved within the family unit. Apply this concept to the lifestyle of busy parents and the impact it has had on the child, and within the family. How has the food industry responded?  How has our government responded?  How have schools responded both with what they serve students and also what they teach students?

How does infectious disease and immunizations impact a child’s health? What concerns should parents have? How do parents evaluate false claims, and what is the impact of false claims?