1. Difficulty with communication and social interaction:
People with autism may have trouble understanding or using language. They may also have trouble with social skills, such as making friends or understanding jokes.
2. Limited or no eye contact:
People with autism may not look at others when they talk, which can make it hard for them to understand facial expressions and emotions.
3. Repetitive behaviors or movements:
People with autism may do the same thing over and over again, like spinning around or flapping their hands.
4. Difficulty with changes in routine or environment:
People with autism can get upset if there is a change in their routine, like a new teacher at school or a different restaurant for dinner.
5. Prefers to be alone:
People with autism may not want to spend time around others, and may instead prefer to be alone.
6. Seems uninterested in people and activities:
People with autism may not be interested in the things that other people find interesting, like sports or going to the movies.
7. Sensory issues (e.g., troubled by loud noises, and bright lights):
Some people with autism are very sensitive to certain sounds, lights, textures, or smells. This can make it hard for them to participate in everyday activities.
8. Speech delays or difficulties:
Many people with autism have difficulty speaking clearly and fluently.
9. Trouble understanding others’ feelings or emotions:
People with autism may find it hard to understand what other people are feeling based on their facial expressions or tone of voice.
10. Poor fine motor skills:
Many people with autism have problems using their hands and fingers correctly, which makes tasks like eating and writing difficult.