A 41-year-old member asked:
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what is an "autism stare"?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to.
Answered on Dec 1, 2014

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