Typical symptoms of autism

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Autistic kids often have at least some of the following symptoms: 

  1. Hurting themselves
  2. Hurting others
  3. Messy
  4. Tantrums
  5. Elopement (running away)
  6. Self-stimulatory behaviors (stims) – like clapping, flapping, rocking, squawking
  7. Not very affectionate
  8. Don’t like change
  9. Lots of skills are behind those of other kids their age
  10. Difficulties with speech and communication
  11. Looks strange
  12. Weird play habits
  13. Difficulty making and keeping friends
  14. Destroy things
  15. Trouble expressing their needs
  16. Trouble making eye contact
  17. Unnatural attachment to certain objects
 Once you have autism, it’s very difficult to get rid of it.