10 Autism Symptoms

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  • 1. 'Autism Spectrum Disorder.' MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 4 May 2021, medlineplus.gov/autismspectrumdisorder.html
  • 2. 'Autism Spectrum Disorder.' National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/
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Repetitive Movements

A common autism symptom involves repetitive movements. For example, a toddler might line up toys in long lines or play with the same objects all the time, showing little interest in other toys.

As a child with ASD grows, the repetitive behaviors often continue, including repeating the same words or phrases. Also known as echolalia, it can be very frustrating for the people around them. However, unless it's pointed out, the person rarely notices the repetitiveness.

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