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What are common behavioral problems for people with autism?

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Examples include:

  • Repetitive behaviors like hand-flapping, rocking, jumping, or twirling
  • Constant moving (pacing) and “hyper” behavior
  • Fixations
  • Specific routines or rituals (and getting upset when a routine is changed, even slightly)
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch, light, and sound
  • Not taking part in “make-believe” play or imitating others’ behaviors
  • Fussy eating habits
  • Lack of coordination, clumsiness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Aggressive behavior, both with self and others
  • Short attention span

From: What Are the Symptoms of Autism? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

National Autism Association: “Signs of Autism.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism spectrum disorder.”

Autism Speaks: “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 18, 2016

SOURCES:

CDC: “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).”

National Autism Association: “Signs of Autism.”

Mayo Clinic: “Autism spectrum disorder.”

Autism Speaks: “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 18, 2016

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