ASD: Unusual Interests and Behaviors

Examples of unusual interests and behaviors related to ASD (or features of autism):

  • Lines up toys or other objects
  • Plays with toys the same way every time
  • Likes parts of objects (e.g., wheels)
  • Is very organized
  • Gets upset by minor changes
  • Has obsessive interests
  • Has to follow certain routines
  • Flaps hands, rocks body, or spins self in circles

Information obtained from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/signs.html

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