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The autism Umbrella - suggested Talks

Autism has a huge spectrum of symptoms and expresses itself in very different ways within each person. It is a lifelong developmental condition which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

There can be many symptoms and signs of autism including

• Abnormal Body Posturing or Facial Expressions

• Abnormal Tone of Voice

• Avoidance of Eye Contact or Poor Eye Contact

• Behavioural Disturbances

• Deficits in Language Comprehension

• Delay in Learning to Speak

• Flat or Monotonous Speech

• Inappropriate Social Interaction

• Intense Focus on One Topic

• Lack of Empathy

• Lack of Understanding Social Cues

• Learning Disability or Difficulty

• Not Engaging in Play With Peers

• Preoccupation With Specific Topics

• Problems With Two-Way Conversation

• Repeating Words or Phrases

• Repetitive Movements

• Self-Abusive Behaviours

• Sleep Disturbances

• Social Withdrawal

• Unusual Reactions in Social Settings

• Using Odd Words or Phrases


Use the following links to learn a little more and gain some different persepctives about autism

Autism and Neurodiversity: Different Does Not Mean Broken - Adriana White • TEDxPaloAltoCollege

Girls under the Umbrella of ASD Part 1: Diagnosis and Gender Differences

Another useful page to visit is Dr Tony Attwood's Facebook page which is full of resources. Dr Attwood is one of the world's leading experts on Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.


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