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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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Common characteristics include: difficulties interpreting social rules and body language, which can lead
to confusion or misunderstandings, difficulty in forming and maintaining friendships, a tendency to
take things literally, which can lead to communication difficulties.

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 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.

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
                             AUTISM Traits in Children

Genereal/Common:
Difficulty with social interactions
Restricted interests
Desire for sameness
Distinctive strengths

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
Anxiety and depression
The tendencies described above vary widely among people. Many learn to overcome their
challenges by building on strengths. Those who are "high functioning" have strong verbal
language skills and intellectual ability.