Joi Williams BUSA 2106 Section 01: Spring 2008
Autism Cases and Regulations
The American legal system consists of enforceable rules that govern the relationships among people and between people and their society. Without legal regulation, society would not have a need to feel constrained to abiding by rules that are set forth by the government. Laws are set into place in order to legalize society, by placing restrictions on criminal and civil matters. Civil law deals with the definition and enforcement of all private or public rights of individuals. If one feels violated by another, one must bring suit against the violator and make he or she comply with a duty or pay for damage caused. Civil cases are easier to prove with a preponderance of evidence supporting one’s claim. Over the past couple of years, Autism has been an arising concern in many families. Various civil cases of Autism have been tried in court, but many conflicts arise due insufficient evidence that hinders the courts from compensating the plaintiffs.
Autism is a frequent condition in a group of disorders that develop known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autism results from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by weak social interaction, problems with communicating verbally as well as nonverbally, and atypical, cyclical, or stringently limited activities and interests. These behaviors can vary in impact from mild to disabling. Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism, and males are four times more likely to have autism than females. Children with autism may fail to respond to their name and often avoid eye contact with other people, which enable them to lack social skills. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can’t understand social indications, such as tone of voice or facial expressions, due to their lack empathy.
Scientists are not sure...