Autism and Communication - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms and signs of autism in children and adults?

The current Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition, Treatment Revision (DSM-IV-TR) identifies three features that are associated with autism:

  • impairment in social interaction,
  • communication, and
  • behavior.
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Comment from: cmeboogie, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 20

My son had several things about him that I thought were "odd". The very first being the total lack of eye contact from about 3 or 4 months. He would turn away at every attempt. This remained to the point that I recall at about age of 4 years, I wondered if he actually knew who is mother was. If not for my voice, I doubted that he would recognize me in a group.

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Comment from: JennyHeart, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 02

My daughter has PDD (pervasive developmental disorder) and when she was 2 she would rock back and forth and then start making twisting motions with her hands like a tick. She is now 32.

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