What are the common symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in teens?

Multiple impairments. Autism is a disorder that involves qualitative impairment in several different realms including things such as impaired use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye to eye gaze, , failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level, lack of social reciprocity. Also impairments in communication, restricted repetitive behaviors, etc.. Look to dsm4tr for more details.

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What are classic symptoms of autism spectrum disorder?

Varies. Autism disorders occur on a spectrum from fairly mild impairment to very severe. Patients with ASD have problems with social interaction, communication, processing sensory information and intellectual disabilities. For a complete list and more explanation look at the cdc site. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/signs.html. Read more...
Often less social. There is not a single type of autism. Every one with this label functions a little differently. But in general each one has some depree of problem with: social skills, empathy, communication, and flexible behavior. The level of disability and combination of problems vary greatly from individual to individual. Some speak normally, others don't speak at all. Read more...

What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder for adults?

Autism in adults. Adults have difficulty maintaining work or social relations ships as they cannot stay focused. Some jos that involve no interpersonal skills are greatly performed. Read more...

What are the symptoms that someone with autism spectrum disorder might have?

Depends some on age. Autism spectrum disorder is still being defined, but the intent is to refer to individuals with autism-like symptoms of differing severity. The 3 broad areas of problems are impaired ability to connect with other socially, impaired language, and odd or bizarre behaviors. Each of these categories have specific criteria that must be assessed in the context of the patients mental age. Read more...
Delay in development. This is a spectrum of disorders with high functioning add, adhd, tourette at the lower end of the spectrum and lower functioning autism at the top. Apart from "trivial" illnesses in infancy, everythng seems to be o.K until about 2 years when failure of speech and/or troilet training may be the presenting symptoms. Do not hesitate to get it checked out as early as possible if such symptoms exist. Read more...

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? My now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. However when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Asperger's . Asperger's disorder is one of the autism spectrum disorders and is often diagnosed later in children who are higher functioning socially. Often such children are first diagnosed with sensory integration problems until the social issues become more predominant. Exaggerated skin sensitivity is common in autistic children, manifesting in irritation at the labels on clothing or certain fabrics. If your daughter is beginning to develop towards puberty the nipple sensitivity is common, and extreme sensitivity not surprising in an asperger's child. As to encopresis: it's not a common symptom, but it can occur as well as other bathroom habits (such as not wanting to wipe after defecation or using huge amounts of tissues) i hope this is helpful kind regards dr. Tedde rinker. Read more...
Hi, . Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. Read more...
Common in ASD. Kids with asds have difficulty with sensory regulation and integration. This can manifest as exceptional sensitivity to sound, light, touch, taste, and textures (including food). Others crave greater sensory input by crashing into things, rocking, or even head banging. Consult an occupational therapist familiar with these issues. Environmental strategies can increase your child's comfort. Read more...
Yes. Sensory interpretation difficulties are common in the autism spectrum. Social awkwardness is the cornerstone and if that is not present, then the diagnosis of any disorder on the autism spectrum would not seem to follow. A basic screening tool such as a Gilliam Asperger questionnaire done by two adults that know her well could clear any doubts if hasn't been done; child psychologist gives. Read more...
The American Academy. of Pediatrics recommends that Pediatricians not use "Sensory Processing Disorder" as an independent diagnosis because atypical responses to sensory input are related to many underlying Neurodevelopmental Disorders including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder & Anxiety Disorders. There is limited data on the efficacy of sensory-based therapies. See comment. Read more...

Can it be no problem to marry a man with autism spectrum disorder?

Sure! If you don't mind a man who perhaps has a focus on science rather than ball-games. "autism spectrum disorder" is probably asperger's, a mixed blessing that gives intellectual focus plus a weird tendency to be a jerk without meaning to be. By adult life aspies are often productive & happy. Accept if he has zero natural social graces. It's more important to love a partner than understand them. Read more...

Is anything suspected to cause autism spectrum disorder in children?

Yes...suspected. Not proven. There is a gene on chromosome 16 that may contribute. Heavy metal toxicity may contribute. Demyelination of nerves in the central nervous system can lead to it as can brain inflammation. There is no causal link to vaccines, but they are still suspect in the clinical experience of many parents and practitioners. Read more...
Many Theories. Sometimes a suspected genetic mutation is thought to be at fault. Sometimes experts feel the child has some type of unknown metabolic weakness of the immune system or unknown enzyme, then 1 or 2 or 3 insults to their system occur and it creates disorder in their neurochemical make up. Cdc claims vaccines are 'perfectly safe', others dispute this claim. More research is clearly needed. Read more...
Sometimes . There are genetic syndromes known to include a high probability of autism and intellectual disability; newer genetic testing techniques reveal abnormalities in ~15% of people with autism. Environmental factors that change the function, but not the structure, of genes may play a role.Triggers that can cause the expression of certain genes as autistic behaviors after birth are the subject of debate. Read more...

What is the best diet for a pre-schooler with autism spectrum disorder?

Healthy. . Autism kids often are very selective about their food choices according to texture, taste, or smell. Try to provide a healthy diet for your spectrum child. Be patient as they work through their food idiosynchrocies. There no dietary treatments that help autism. Read more...
I gotta say it ! One without chicken nuggets. Seriously, a study on nutrients in children with autism is available to you. See my comment. Clinically, i see a higher incidence of obesity in my "hate the greens, love the whites" patients with asd's. Tanya stegen-hanson, an excellent ot here in lv, wrote a good book, "just one more bite, " available on amazon. I have no financial interest in its sales. Read more...

Can people with autism spectrum disorder live independently on their own?

Many can. Autism spectrum disorder is a spectrum. There are many people who are high functioning with autism that can live, work, have families on their own. There are also many who cannot do this and will never be able to live independently. They will either be in residential facilties or live at home. Read more...
Yes. Yes, depending on the indiviual level of functioning, many people with autism can function independantly. Of course there are those at the other end of the scale who will always need some degree of supervision. If you have met 1 person with autism, you have only met one person with autism. Everyone is unique. Read more...

If an adult was suspicious that they have an autism spectrum disorder; what's the way to get diagnosed?

See a psychologist. They will do a complete evaluation, including psycholological testing, which will almost always give the correct answer. Read more...
Also. They can apply for ssi, which will provide an assessment, or your state's vocational rehabilitation agency, which will assess current functioning & needs. Of course, complete neuropsychological and psychiatric evaluations are optimal, if funding is not an issue. Read more...
Consult. I recommend you consult a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist for an evaluation. Read more...