The Characteristics of Children With Autism

Written by Channel 11 Houston on December 28th, 2013. Posted in Autism in schools, Special education program, Special needs schools nj

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Many people wonder about the characteristics of children with autism, especially parents who may be concerned that their child may have this condition. Autism has a strong genetic basis; however, the genetics of autism are complex. It is still unclear with ASD is explained more by rare combinations of common genetic variants.

Characteristics of children with autism, especially toddlers, differ strikingly from social norms. For instance, characteristics of children with autism make less eye contact and turn taking. They also do not have the ability to use simple movements as methods to express themselves, such as the inability to point at things.

Other characteristics of children with autism include unusual eating behavior. This occurs in about three quarters of children with ASD, to the extent that