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 SkillsĀ (May Not Want to Kick Ball But Can Stack Blocks)