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What are the characteristics of a teen with autism?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: Autism
Impaired social interaction like withdrawn or unfriendly not talking a lot to peer group.
Steriotyped and repetitive patterns of behavior sometimes mentally retarted with communication problems.

In brief: Autism
Impaired social interaction like withdrawn or unfriendly not talking a lot to peer group.
Steriotyped and repetitive patterns of behavior sometimes mentally retarted with communication problems.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Aspergers syndrome
The most common austism found in teens that is missed in childhood is called aspegers syndrome.
Teens with asperger's can begin to learn those social skills they lack, communication often remains difficult. They will probably continue to have difficulty "reading" others' behavior. Your teen with asperger's syndrome (like other teens) will want friends but may feel shy or intimidated with others.

In brief: Aspergers syndrome
The most common austism found in teens that is missed in childhood is called aspegers syndrome.
Teens with asperger's can begin to learn those social skills they lack, communication often remains difficult. They will probably continue to have difficulty "reading" others' behavior. Your teen with asperger's syndrome (like other teens) will want friends but may feel shy or intimidated with others.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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In brief: Autism Spectrum
Autism spectrum disorder can vary greatly from teen to teen.
Here is a helpful website that can answer more of your questions: Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www.thinkingautismguide.com

In brief: Autism Spectrum
Autism spectrum disorder can vary greatly from teen to teen.
Here is a helpful website that can answer more of your questions: Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www.thinkingautismguide.com
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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