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Signs & Symptoms of Autism

Posted Aug 24 2008 4:41pm

Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Autism:

Appears deaf at times
Avoid eye contact
Confusing pronouns
Delayed development
Delayed development of speech
Developmental delay
Echolalia
Extraordinarily sensitive to sensations
Failure to develop friends
Hyperactivity
Hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli
Impaired social interaction
Inability to make friends
Inability to sustain conversation
Independence
Inflexibility
Lack of imaginative play
Lack of social play
Lack separation anxiety
Lack stranger anxiety
Language stereotyped
Lines things up
Loss of language skills
Loss of social skills
Loss of words
No babbling by 12 months
No gesturing by 12 months
No single words by 16 months
No two-word phrases by 24 months
Nonverbal communication problems
Not liking cuddles
Not look at people
Not responding to name
Not smiling
Not talking
Obsessions
Overly focused attention
Plays alone
Reduced sensitivity to pain
Repetitive behavior
Repetitive hair twirling
Repetitive rocking
Repetive language
Savant abilities
Self-mutilation
Sensory symptoms
Tantrums
Unprovoked attacks
Unusual language
Verbal communication problems

Of course, these are just some of the common symptoms of Autism.
You can connect with experts and other people who have Autismin the Wellsphere communities.
If you're interested in finding more information, tips, news and videos about , go to the Autism WellPage or the Symptoms of Autism WellPage.

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