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What are the symptoms of autism?

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Autism comes from the Greek word "autos," which means "self." It describes conditions in which a person is isolated from social interaction.

One symptom common to all types of autism is an inability to easily communicate and interact with others. Some may have difficulty interpreting body language or holding a conversation.

Other symptoms linked to autism may include unusual behaviors in any of these areas:

  • Interest in objects or specialized information
  • Reactions to sensations
  • Physical coordination

From: What Does the Word ‘Autism’ Mean? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Health24 News: "Autism Through Ages Baffles Science." Autism and PDD Support Network: "History of Autism."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

SOURCES: Health24 News: "Autism Through Ages Baffles Science." Autism and PDD Support Network: "History of Autism."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

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