Welcome to the Autism Speaks WikiaEdit

This site will give you various resources to better understand Autism.

Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts

Children with Autism may have many physical and cognitive characteristics. These may include:

-unusually intense or focused interests

-repetitive body movements

-repetitive use of objects

-insistence on sticking to routines

-unusual sensory interests

-sensory sensitivities

-intellectual impairment or learning difficulties

-difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication

-difficulties forming and maintaining relationships

-delayed language development

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