Autistic people have impairments in three areas: social interaction, communication, and development of imagination. Autism can create a hyper or hypo sensitivity in the senses. Hypersensivity means magnified sensations; soft sounds can be painfully loud to autistic people or some autistic people ignore loud noises as if they are deaf.
- Language delay.
- Repetitive language and imitating phrases
- Difficulty in interpreting eye contact, facial expression and body language
- Overly literal interpretation of language and text
- Inability to hold a conversation.
- Inability to make friends.
- Inappropriate touching, aggression, and odd greetings.
- Difficulty understanding the feelings of others
- Misinterpreting social situations and people.
- Fixations with certain objects or particular foods.
- Hand flapping, rocking, walking on tip toes.
- Self injury
- Erratic sleeping patterns
- Desire to keep objects in a specific pattern.
A Brief History of Autism
For further details on the Austism Spectrum Education Team Parent Support Groups, please click here
Guide to Improving Gastrointestinal Symptoms among Children with Autism Spectrum
Health Issues Specific to Autism
Autism Resource Guide by Answers.com
A Guide to Keeping Your Children with Autism Safe
An article relating to gut bacteria and autism:
The difference between autism & social anxiety
Autism spectrum in teens & children (http://www2.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/info_autism.asp#looklike)
Guide to mental health for Asperger’s (https://www.lakeviewhealth.com/mental-health-and-aspergers-syndrome.php)
Drugs, your child, & autism (http://www.autism-help.org/family-drugs-autism.htm)
Pathfinders for Autism – AS adults
MyAutismTeam – Share experiences with others close to autism