What Are The Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults
Autism Spectrum Disorder also known as (ASD) occurs in all demographics. Autism is generally characterised by social and communication difficulties and repetitive behaviours. Often, severe forms of ASD are typically diagnosed in the early years of life. However, higher-functioning individuals may not be diagnosed until much later in life.
Some autistic adults may exhibit symptoms that resemble attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD. Autism in adults can present itself in many ways. The main signs of which autism occurs are social interactions, verbal & nonverbal communication, and repetitive or ritualistic behaviours.
Regardless of the severity, ASD symptoms can pose challenges in everyday life. And as our understanding of those challenges improves, more people than ever are being diagnosed with ASD.
Here are some common symptoms of autism in adults to give you a general guide of what being on the spectrum as an adult can look like:
Difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling
Tendency to engage in repetitive or routine behaviours
Only participates in a restricted range of activities
Strict consistency to daily routines; outbursts when changes occur
Exhibiting strong, special interests
Difficulty regulating emotion
Trouble keeping up a conversation
Inflection that does not reflect feelings
Trouble interpreting facial expressions, body language, or social cues
Difficulty maintaining the natural give-and-take of a conversation; prone to monologues on a favourite subject
These signs may vary depending on whether they’re at home, in education or in the workplace. With the correct support, treatment and care, individuals can go on to live fulfilling, happy and independent lives. Our homes present an opportunity to make our residents with a wide range of disorders and disabilities. We provide excellent care across our Specialist Care facilities across the country to residents who need our support.
- Glenholme Specialist Services Locations
- Learn more about Autism
- How Glenholme Supports People with Learning Disabilities
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