10 Signs of Autism

By dr. mera
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  • 2. Data & Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html
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3. Poor Adjustment to Social Context

Understanding social context is something that most people learn over time without even noticing it. The more we interact with others, the more we learn to read certain patterns that help us navigate through our daily social interactions.

Sarcasm is one of those aspects of social interaction that might be difficult for people with ASD to handle. These patients might take everything too literal and may have problems comprehending and reacting to phrases like “break a leg”. This is a key finding in people with Asperger’s syndrome which is considered to be a higher functioning form of ASD.


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