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Other aspects, such as atypical eating, are also common but are not essential for diagnosis. Noted autistic Temple Grandin described her inability to understand the social communication of neurotypicalsor people with normal neural developmentas leaving her feeling "like an anthropologist on Mars".
Autistic infants show less attention to social stimuli, smile and look at others less often, and respond less to their own name. Autistic toddlers differ more strikingly from social norms ; for example, they have less eye contact and turn-takingand do not have the ability to use simple movements to express themselves, such as pointing at things.
However, they do form attachments to their primary caregivers. Making and maintaining friendships often proves to be difficult for those with autism. For them, the quality of friendships, not the number of friends, predicts how lonely they feel.
Functional friendships, such as those resulting in invitations to parties, may affect the quality of life more deeply. The limited data suggest that, in children with intellectual disability, autism is associated with aggression, destruction of property, and tantrums.
In the second and third years, children with autism have less frequent and less diverse babbling, consonants, words, and word combinations; their gestures are less often integrated with words. Children with autism are less likely to make requests or share experiences, and are more likely to simply repeat others' words echolalia   or reverse pronouns.
Both autistic groups performed worse than controls at complex language tasks such as figurative language, comprehension and inference. As people are often sized up initially from their basic language skills, these studies suggest that people speaking to autistic individuals are more likely to overestimate what their audience comprehends.
Repetitive movements, such as hand flapping, head rolling, or body rocking. Time-consuming behaviors intended to reduce anxiety that an individual feels compelled to perform repeatedly or according to rigid rules, such as placing objects in a specific order, checking things, or hand washing.
Resistance to change; for example, insisting that the furniture not be moved or refusing to be interrupted. Unvarying pattern of daily activities, such as an unchanging menu or a dressing ritual.
This is closely associated with sameness and an independent validation has suggested combining the two factors. Interests or fixations that are abnormal in theme or intensity of focus, such as preoccupation with a single television program, toy, or game.
Behaviors such as eye-poking, skin-pickinghand-biting and head-banging. Autistic individuals may have symptoms that are independent of the diagnosis, but that can affect the individual or the family. Selectivity is the most common problem, although eating rituals and food refusal also occur;  this does not appear to result in malnutrition.
Although some children with autism also have gastrointestinal symptomsthere is a lack of published rigorous data to support the theory that children with autism have more or different gastrointestinal symptoms than usual;  studies report conflicting results, and the relationship between gastrointestinal problems and ASD is unclear.By: Marcella Piper-Terry, M.S., Founder of caninariojana.com Okay.
I give up. Vaccines do not cause autism. Autism is a behavioral diagnosis. In order to receive the diagnosis of “Autism” a child must exhibit a certain number of behaviors over a certain time frame. Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
Parents usually notice signs during the first two or three years of their child's life.
These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace before worsening. We are encouraged by the results from our first studies with L and the grant of Fast Track Designation by the FDA,” said J.
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