am i autistic or just shy

Am I Autistic Or Just Shy? Let’s Tell Them Apart

I also want to give you advice as an autism mom. Try to be as calm as you can in any situation. If you are mad at your kids, things will get worse, either they are just shy or that is the sign of autism. They might have aggressive behavior that hurts you, other people, or themselves. 

Besides, spending more time playing with your children is another way to stimulate their communication skills. By doing this, you will increase their chance to interact with you. Gradually, you can see improvement, though it is really hard and requires a lot of efforts and patience.

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autism myths

Autism Myths: It’s Time to Dispel Them

There was a myth about autism relating to the “refrigerator mother hypothesis”. Accordingly, a mother with no emotion or sympathy might cause autism for her kid(s). However, many scientists disapproved this myth.

Lots of studies also show that there is no connection between vaccines and autism. That means getting vaccinated will not lead to autism spectrum disorder. On the other hand, biological or genetic aspects might be important factors leading to autism. For example, if your older kid is diagnosed with autism, then his/her sibling tends to have a high potential of getting autism. 

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Autism FAQ

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction, communication skills and behavior. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities…

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What Is Autism?

Signs of Autism If you are concerned that your child might be exhibiting signs of autism, there are a number of checklists available to help you determine whether or not to seek further assessment. Much information about typical child development can be found on the website of the CDC (Centers[…]

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