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Common Characteristics of Autism

It is important to always remember that individually, autistic people are very different to each other. This is because autistic people (like all people!) have their own individual personalities, histories, families, experiences, likes and dislikes. They are just as different to each other as neurotypical people are to each other. However, there are some common traits that autistic people often share, such as sensory differences, communication preference differences, a preference for honesty and enjoying passionate interests.

Social interaction 

What might be common characteristics of Autism regarding social interaction?

Communication

Common Characteristics of Autism: How to autistic people communicate with others

Behaviour

Common Characteristics of Autism: How do autistic people behave?

Sensory Processing

Common Characteristics of Autism: How does autism effect taste, touch, smell, sound and sight?

Strengths

Common Characteristics of Autism: What are autistic people’s strengths? While this list is by no means universal and will vary depending on the person, autistic people often display the following characteristics.

These things can vary depending on the day, situation or even year depending on what else is going on in someone’s life. So again, some autistic people may be amazing public speakers, but after a big lecture need a few days not speaking to anyone in order to “recharge.” Other autistic people might really enjoy going to rock concerts on one day, but on another find the ticking of a clock unbearable. 

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