Individuals with Autism usually exhibit at least half of the traits listed below.

These symptoms can range from mild to severe and vary in intensity from symptom to symptom.

In addition, the behaviour usually occurs across many different situations and is consistently inappropriate for their age.

Difficulty in Mixing with Other Children

Insistence on Sameness; Resists Changes in Routine

Inappropriate Laughing and Giggling

Unaware of Surroundings

Little or No Eye Contact

Sustained Odd Play

Apparent Insensitivity to Pain

Echolalia (Repeating Words or Phrases in Place of Normal Language)

Prefers To Be Alone; Aloof Manner

May Not Want Cuddling or Act Cuddly

Spins Objects

Not Responsive to Verbal Cues; Acts As Deaf

Inappropriate Attachment to Objects

Difficulty in Expressing Needs; Uses Gestures or Pointing Instead of Words

Noticeable Physical Overactivity or Extreme Underactivity

Tantrums - Displays Extreme Distress For No Apparent Reason

Unresponsive to Normal Teaching Methods

Uneven Gross / Fine Motor Skills (May Not Want to Kick Ball But Can Stack Blocks)