Although autism is a neurological developmental disorder and does not have any official physical symptoms, there are some physical characteristics that may lead doctors, parents, and caregivers to suspect a child or adult is on the autism spectrum. Knowing these characteristics can help you keep an eye out for symptoms of ASD. During a child's first few months and years of life, every well child visit to the pediatrician includes a measurement of head circumference. This is the distance all the way around the crown of the head at its widest part, just above the eyebrows.
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We need to confront these misconceptions which do more harm than good. They put children in boxes, reducing them to a meaningless check-list of symptoms and antisocial behavior. Typically, these children struggle in social situations which require interaction with others. They also have a hard time expressing emotion and reading social cues.
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Those that last decades, fighting tooth and nail over every spoon, chair, and penny, and 2. Those that seem to simply dissolve quietly before our eyes, as if it had all only been an illusion in the first place. The first type may end up in the media — depending on how extreme the fighting gets, or how much money is at stake —and second type leads us to believe that divorce is simple and routine — like laundry or grocery shopping. No matter how easy someone may make it look, the pain, disappointment, and sense of failure are the same for everyone.
I am one of them, and Joanna, the co-admin of this site, is another. I was diagnosed at 40, Joanna at 36, but many women are diagnosed later than that. For some it becomes an obsession. I spent until I was 40 trying to fit in, and it takes a huge amount of confidence to face that many years of failure.