Autism Characteristics

Some of the characteristics displayed in people with autism are:

  • Delay or lack or loss of speech
  • Lack of eye contact
  • Lack of response to other people
  • Treating others as if they were inanimate objects
  • Repetitive behaviors such as spinning or flapping hands
  • Balancing in precarious places
  • Eating, sleeping, and toileting difficulties
  • Extreme dislike of certain noises or textures
  • Extremely passive or extremely active behaviors
  • Dislike of being touched
  • Over-sensitivity or under-sensitivity to pain or sound
  • Failure to demonstrate typical signs of affection
  • No fear of danger
  • Restrictive range of interests
  • Extreme dislike of certain foods
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Lack of interest in toys
  • Desire to keep objects in rigid patterns
  • Desire to follow certain patterns of behavior
  • Self injurious behavior
  • Areas of advanced skill (in art, music, arithmetic, calendar, or memory)
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