What is Autism?

As many of you know I post this a lot but it seems there are still way too many people who are not autism aware..so I will just keep on postin!!

What is Autism???

Autism is a complex developmental disability and neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. People with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. People with Autism often have food allergies and gut issues.

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Some characteristics of Autism include-

No fear of danger.
Over or under sensitivity to pain.
May avoid eye contact with you.
May prefer to be by him/herself.
Has difficulty expressing what they want or need – may then try to use gestures.
May echo words or phrases.
May have inappropriate attachments to objects.
May spin his/herself or objects. (stimming)
Prolonged repetitive play.
May insist on things/routines always being the same.
May exhibit inappropriate laughing (laughing when not appropriate to the situation).
May display tantrums for no apparent reason.
May avoid cuddling.
May exhibit self injurious behavior when upset i.e. biting selves or banging heads.
An overall difficulty interacting with others.

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