14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

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  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 31, 2014 10:51 a.m.

    Mom of 8, I agree. My younger brother has Aspberger's Syndrome, and didn't start showing symptoms until he was a couple of years old. It is also important to note that not every child who exhibits some of these symptoms is necessarily on the Autism Spectrum. Looking back on my own life, I have shown and currently show several "red flags," but I don't believe I am on the AS--at least not to the degree that I can be diagnosed or that it disrupts my life or hampers my relationships with others. The line between AS and "normal" is blurry, and many are even beginning to say that some forms of autism shouldn't be considered a disorder at all. Rather, many of these conditions can be considered as a different way of thinking, which, if handled correctly, can become an advantage.

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    It's important that not every child will exhibit ALL of these traits. I have a son on the autism spectrum who smiles and was always very affectionate and was walking at 9 months, but socially he's very awkward, and he exhibits several other of these traits, especially OCD.