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    People with AVB often have symptoms or aspects of other conditions, such as:
    a learning disability.
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Tourette's syndrome or other tic disorders.
    epilepsy.
    dyspraxia.
    obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Bi-Polar (Manic-Depressive)
    generalised anxiety disorder.
    depression.
    Manic-Depressive (Bi-polar)
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Characteristics. Autism is characterised by marked difficulties in behaviour, social interaction,
communication and sensory sensitivities. Some of these characteristics are common among people on
the spectrum; others are typical of the disability but not necessarily exhibited by all people on the
autism spectrum.

Characteristics. Autism is characterised by marked
Some of these characteristics are common among people on
the spectrum; others are typical of the disability but not necessarily exhibited by all people on the
autism spectrum.

Key points: (AVB = Autism Variant Behaviour)
Children with AVB often have difficulty with social interaction.
Children with AVB may have an unusual interest in objects.
Children with AVB often have difficulty with changes in routine.
Children with AVB may have great ability in one area and great difficulty in another.
Children with AVB may have unusually strong reactions to one or more of their five senses.
Children with AVB may do the same thing over and over again, or talk constatnly about specific things
that interest them.
Children with AVB may have unusually intense and prolonged emotional reactions.

These are some of the characteristics of AVB:
problems with social interaction with others. This may include problems talking back and forth,
working, or playing with others.
unusual interest in objects
need for sameness
great variation in abilities
under or over reaction to one or more of the five senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, or hearing
    No two people with autism will have the same traits ("symptoms") manifested in the
    same way. This applies equally to children and adults.

    Adults with autism who are high functioning may have only mild challenges; others
    may have more severe symptoms, like impaired spoken language.  Regardless of
    manifestation or severity, these "symptoms" are existential realities for them, which
    commonly interfere with everyday life.

    And as our understanding of those challenges improves, more people than ever are
    being diagnosed with ASD.

    Summary:
    * Difficulty with social interactions: difficulties interpreting social rules and body
      language, which can lead to confusion or misunderstandings, difficulty in forming
      and maintaining friendships;
    * Tendency to take things literally, which can lead to communication difficulties.
    * Restricted interests
    * Desire for sameness
    * Distinctive strengths
    * Verbal and nonverbal communication (see above)
      Note: Those who are high functioning have strong verbal language skills and
      intellectual ability.
    * Repetitive or ritualistic behaviors
    * In some cases there is a learning difficulty or challenge.
    * Difficulties in behaviour and sensory sensitivities.

    Strengths can include:
    * Remarkable focus and persistence
    * Aptitude for recognizing patterns
    * Attention to detail

    Challenges can include:
    * Hypersensitivities (to lights, sounds, tastes, etc.)
    * Difficulty with the give and take of conversation
    * Difficulty with nonverbal conversation skills (distance, loudness, tone, etc.)
    * Uncoordinated movements, or clumsiness (see Dyspraxia, below)
    * Anxiety and depression
    * The tendencies described above vary widely among people. Many learn to overcome
       their challenges by building on strengths.

    May exhibit aspects reminiscent of of other conditions, such as:
    * Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    * Tourette's syndrome or other tic disorders.
    * Epilepsy.
    * Dyspraxia (a form of developmental coordination disorder affecting fine and/or
      gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    * Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    * Bi-Polar (Manic-Depressive)
    * Generalised anxiety disorder.
    * Depression.
AUTISM: Traits - Characteristics