12 Signs You Might Be Autistic

12 Signs You Might Be Autistic

Have you ever wondered whether you could possibly be autistic? Autism spectrum disorder (often referred to as “autism”) is a neurological and developmental disorder that can impact how someone learns, communicates, behaves, and interacts with others. Autism symptoms can vary from one person to another and change over time, and only a trained professional can accurately diagnose you with this disorder. With that said, here are 12 signs that you might be autistic:

  1. You follow the same routine every day and feel anxious if it changes.
  2. You make careful plans.
  3. You pay attention to small details and patterns that often go unnoticed.
  4. You find it difficult to explain what you’re feeling.
  5. You have trouble understanding what others are thinking or feeling.
  6. You take things literally (for example, you don’t understand what someone means when they use phrases like “keep your eye on the ball” or “you’ve got a frog in your throat”).
  7. You don’t pick up on sarcasm.
  8. The thought of socializing makes you feel anxious.
  9. You don’t understand social rules (for example, how you shouldn’t interrupt someone while they’re speaking).
  10. You find it hard to make eye contact with others.
  11. People have accused you of being blunt or rude even when you didn’t mean to be.
  12. You have trouble making friends.

Speak to a Therapist Who Specializes in Treating Autism

Do the signs and symptoms described above sound familiar? If so, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of the experienced therapists at our practice. We specialize in treating patients with autism and we can supply you with customized advice about next steps to take. Contact us today and one of our friendly team members can tell you more about our practice, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment at a date and time that’s convenient for you.

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