Individuals with autism have difficulty in communicating and expressing their feelings and trouble understanding the feelings of others. Eventually, as they grow up they may experience anxiety and depression which would make it difficult for them to adjust or adapt to social problems.
Examples of Social Issues related to Autism:
Each child with autism spectrum disorder differs in communication skills from the others. Some of them can speak well, whereas others may be mute, still some others would have speech in the form of one or two words. About 25 to 30% of children with autism speak a few words at 12 to 18 months of age after which, they may be lost.
Examples of Communication Difficulties are:
Unusual interests and behavioral issues:
Individuals with autism often have unusual interests and behaviors like:
While social and behavioral issues are more obvious it these children, some characteristic physical features may also be noticed. These may also add to their difficulties in interacting with their environment.
Some Physical features of Autism are: