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What are the telltale signs of how autistic people behave?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Isolated & odd

Autism is defined by a triad of symptoms whose interrelationships are not well understood.
1st is a markedly diminished or absent interest in and ability to use social interactions. 2nd is language abnormalities ranging from none at all to limited, echoing with odd tonal quality. 3rd are odd behaviors from flapping to narrow, intense interest in unusual topics or objects. Starts before age 3.

In brief: Isolated & odd

Autism is defined by a triad of symptoms whose interrelationships are not well understood.
1st is a markedly diminished or absent interest in and ability to use social interactions. 2nd is language abnormalities ranging from none at all to limited, echoing with odd tonal quality. 3rd are odd behaviors from flapping to narrow, intense interest in unusual topics or objects. Starts before age 3.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Autism-a spectrum

Autism is characterized by difficulties interacting with others, abnormal communication skills, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors.
Depending on how severe the autism is, someone could also have mental retardation as well.

In brief: Autism-a spectrum

Autism is characterized by difficulties interacting with others, abnormal communication skills, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors.
Depending on how severe the autism is, someone could also have mental retardation as well.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Kids with an avg.->avg.. IQ can have mild-mod. severe Autism. Prognosis depends on IQ, degree of Autism & early response to therapy.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Kids with an avg.->avg.. IQ can have mild-mod. severe Autism. Prognosis depends on IQ, degree of Autism & early response to therapy.
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