Learn the Signs
The signs of autism are diverse and can manifest uniquely in each individual. While it's important to remember that autism is a spectrum, here are some common behaviors and traits that may indicate its presence:
Challenges in Social Interactions: Difficulty maintaining eye contact, interpreting nonverbal cues, and forming meaningful relationships.
Communication Differences: Delayed speech development, repetitive language patterns, or a preference for nonverbal communication.
Sensory Sensitivities: Reactions to certain textures, lights, sounds, or other sensory stimuli.
Repetitive Behaviors: Engaging in repetitive movements, interests, or routines as a form of self-expression.
Recognizing these signs allows us to embrace neurodiversity, offer timely support, and cultivate a more inclusive society where every individual's strengths are valued.