What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder?
Autism spectrum disorder can be associated with a wide range of symptoms of differing severity. People with a milder form of autism spectrum disorder (called Asperger's syndrome), may: Have an obsessive interest in a single object or topic; Have normal to above-average intelligence; Be socially awkward, and; Be uncoordinated and clumsy. People with a more severe form of autism spectrum disorder (called autistic disorder), may: Have more severely impaired social skills; Have more severely affected speech and language skills; Show marked repetitive behavior, and; Have reduced intelligence.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 20 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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