An Overview of Autism

  • Inability or lack of desire to make eye contact with others and/or follow other social norms
  • Speech disabilities
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Delay in developing fine and gross motor skills
  • Sensitivity to sensory stimulation (e.g. light, sound, smell)
  • Self-stimulation (“stimming”) and repetitive behaviors, including fixation on objects/activities for abnormally long periods.
  • A need for ordering of objects such as toys or household furniture. Disruption to the ordering causes immediate meltdown.
  • seizures
  • sensory processing disorders
  • pica
  • many others
  • Albert Eintsein (debated)
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Sir Isaac Newton (debated)
  • Mozart (debated)
  • Alan Turing
  • Many others



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