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Symptoms of High Functioning Autism

Understanding autism can be challenging. While high functioning autism is not an official diagnosis, it is a convenient term used by doctors, parents and teachers to describe individuals on the autism spectrum, but not profoundly affected. The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders increases every year, and most are at the higher end of the spectrum. Autism can effect social behaviors, sensory comprehension, language development and more. How these symptoms display in each individual may differ and some people with autism may only have a few of these symptoms.